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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.

The next Newmarket Soapbox Derby, in Association with Newmarket Journal and Iliffe Media, is due to be on Sunday 28th August 2022.

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

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

 

Enter a Team

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All teams will get two runs of the course in a bid for soap and glory with an amazing prize for the winner but this year isn’t going to be as smooth a ride for our teams. An extended track with five new exciting jumps will hopefully mean we have some spectacular crashes!

PLEASE NOTE: The entry numbers are limited to 50 teams. Enter now for 2022, the closing date for entries has been extended to 14th August 2022

Team entry for the 2022 race is FREE with  a returnable security deposit of £50. 

Once you have completed the Application Form (which you can download below) and paid the security deposit, 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.

Tickets

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The Newmarket Soapbox Derby is a fun,  FREE event organised by Newmarket Town Council with an optional donation of £2pp for this’s year nominated charities 

Do I need a ticket?
Yes. You will need a ticket for this event, they can be found Free Ticket

Where can I park?
Parking will be allowed in the Serverals. Follow the signs for “Soapbox Derby” and one of our stewards will direct you.

Do I have to pay for parking?
Yes. Charitable on-site parking is a minimum of £1 cash. 
Parking will be first come first served. 

 

Sponsor Us

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The Newmarket Soapbox Derby, is looking to attract crowds of over 6,000 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.

Soapbox Donation @ £250 – includes your logo in the brochure and one social media mention and one mention by the commentator on the day of the event. 

Silver Package @ £500 – includes a banner on the side of the course, your logo in the brochure, two social media mentions, and one mention by the commentator on the day of the event

Gold Package@ £1,000 – includes full-page advertisement in the brochure, banner on the side of the course, five social media mentions, ten drink vouchers, and two mentions by the commentator on the day of the event. 

Platinum Package @ £2,500 – includes full page advertisement in the brochure, banner on the side of the course, ten social media mentions, twenty food & drink vouchers, and three mentions by the commentator on the day of the event. 

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.

Contact Us

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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: use the Contact Form below.