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On the 25th August 2019, we held the first derby to run in Newmarket since 1943.

Newmarket, the home of horse racing, now offers an alternative form of racing; A Soapbox Derby down Warren Hill, over 400 meters, over and around several obstacles.

Next Newmarket Soapbox Derby – Sunday 30th August 2020,
including the National Final of the British Soapbox Derby
(competitors by invitation only).

Photos of the 2019 Newmarket Soapbox Derby can be viewed here.

See the video below produced by one of our International visitors:

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PLEASE NOTE: The entry numbers are limited to 50 teams with 28 places reserved for 2019 entrants. Enter now for 2020, the closing date for entries is 1st April 2020.

Once you have completed the Application Form (which you can download below) and paid in full, you will be sent a welcome pack closer to the event containing all information regarding the soapbox race, a race sticker and instructions on how to create an online sponsorship page so you are able to raise money for this charity event.

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BUY TICKETS

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Buy your ticktes online and save:
Online Tickets: £5.00 (+ handling fee)
Tickets at the gate: £7.00
All Children have free entry provided they are accompanied by an Adult.

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The Newmarket Soapbox Derby, and the National Final of the British Soapbox Derby, is looking to attract crowds of over 10,000 people of all ages making it an incredible publicity platform for business. On top of this, you will be supporting a number of brilliant local charities.

Bronze Package @ £500 – includes half page advertisement in the brochure, banner on the side of the course, radio interview and entry for 4 guests.

Silver Package @ £1,000 – includes full page advertisement in the brochure, banner on the side of the course, radio interview and entry for 6 guests.

Gold Package@ £2,500 – includes full page advertisement in the brochure, banner on the side of the course, radio interview, entry for 6 guests and a VIP package.

Platinum Package @ £5,000 – includes full page advertisement in the brochure, banner on the side of the course, radio interview, entry for 6 guests and a VIP package including lunch.

NOTE: the banner provided in the above packages will aslo be displayed at the Newmarket Carnival, giving you even greater publicity for your support

Please Contact Us for details of how you can become a sponsor.

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Where Does the Money Go?

All money raised by the Newmarket Soapbox Derby will go directly to local charities and people who need it most in Newmarket and surrounding areas.

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If you have any questions about the Newmarket Soapbox Derby, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. A member of our friendly team will get back to you as soon as possible!

Newmarket Town Council
King Edward VII Memorial Hall
High Street, Newmarket
Suffolk. CB8 8JP

T: 01638 667227

E: soapbox@newmarket.gov.uk

or use the Contact Form below.

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