Livingston Soapbox Race
GONNA HURT !
LIVINGSTON SOAPBOX RACE
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST BELOW TO ENTER THE LIVINGSTON SOAPBOX RACE 2020 !
Once you have completed the online EARLY BIRD PAYMENT FORM, and paid in full, you will be sent an Entry Form containing all information regarding the soapbox race and your individual numbered race sticker. We'll also send you instructions on how to create an online sponsorship page so you are able to raise money for this charity event.
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BUILD YOUR SOAPBOX !
Frequently asked questions
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO ENTER ?
The minimum age limit is 16 years old but parents/guardian must sign a waiver if under 18
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN WE HAVE IN A SOAPBOX ?
There is a strict maximum of 2 people in a Soapbox at once.
I HAVEN'T PICKED MY TEAM YET,.. CAN I PAY NOW AND DECIDE LATER ?
YES ! If you would like to enter, but haven't yet decided on your dream team,... your ENTRY FORM can be submitted up to 2 weeks before the race. We suggest a maximum of 4 people per team.
DOES THE SOAPBOX HAVE TO BE A 'PROFESSIONAL' BUILD ?
ABSOLUTELY NOT ! It doesn't matter how basic your Soapbox is, as long as it's safe.
Some of the best entertainment is with the most basic 'homemade' Soapboxes.
This is a fun event and you can be guaranteed that whatever your Soapbox looks like,.. you will have the crowds whooping and cheering you on all the way down the hill !
DO I HAVE TO GO OVER THE JUMPS ?
NO ! The most important thing is safety (and having fun !), which is why we've designed the course so that you have the options to avoid the jumps.
WHAT DO YOU NEED ON THE ENTRY FORM ?
We've tried to keep the paperwork to a minimum, but Soapbox Racing can be dangerous, so we have to ensure that everyone is as safe as possible,... the contestants, the Marshals and the general public.
The paperwork is necessary for everyone's safety.
WHAT KIND OF SOAPBOX OR CARTIE IS ALLOWED ?
The race is completely open to all soapboxes built by Daring Individuals, Schools, Colleges, Local Business and any type of group.
Your Soapbox can be as basic or as complex as you like,... as long as it meets our
The main thing is to have fun and be safe !
There will be 3 categories as per the Rules & Regulations, and you will get full details on the Soapbox Specifications with your Entry Pack once you complete the form above.
How do you weigh the Soapbox ?
We've said that your Soapbox 'should' not exceed 100kg although we're prepared for a bit of flexibility. Just don't build something so heavy it won't stop at the bottom of the hill ! If you do want to weigh your Soapbox, most teams simply put a set of bathroom scales under each wheel and add up the total.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER ?
Early-bird entry fee is £40 (Non-Refundable) including postage & packaging per soapbox with a
recommendation that each team raises at least £100 in sponsorship (forms will be provided with Entry Pack).
The entry fee will increase to £60.00 on the 4th of August, 2019.
WHEN IS THE LATEST I CAN ENTER ?
Your completed Entry Form needs to be with us no later than 2 weeks before race day so the latest you can enter is the 16th of August.
WHAT ARE THE RACE RULES & REGULATIONS ?
When is the race ?
Sunday 30th of August, 2020
Open to the Public from 11am to 6pm
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS ?
The race will still go ahead if it rains.
Remember,... there is no such thing as bad weather,... only inappropriate clothing !
And to keep you warm and dry, WE WILL PROVIDE FREE RAIN PONCHOS ON THE DAY !
WHERE IS IT ?
HOWDEN EAST ROAD, LIVINGSTON
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