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

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


PLEASE NOTE: The entry numbers are limited to 50 teams with 28 places reserved for 2021 entrants. Enter now for 2021, the closing date for entries has been extended until 15th July 2021

Team entry for the 2021 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.



The Newmarket Soapbox Derby is a fun,  FREE event organised by Newmarket Town Council. 

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 £1 per car. Parking will be first come first served. 


Sponsor Us


The NewmarketSoapbox Derby, is looking to attract crowds of over 4,000 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.

Silver Package @ £500 – includes a banner on the side of the course, your logo in the brochure, and two social media mentions. 

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

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. 

NOTE: the banner provided in the above packages will also 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.

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


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.