Chippenham's Soap Box Derby

www.chippenhamconnected.com/whats-on/soap-box-derby.aspx

It has bowled over competitors in Brussels, attracted amateurs in Australia and livened up the streets of London - yet for the first time in Chippenham’s history, we’ll be welcoming our very own FREE Soap Box Derby to the heart of the town…in

true Chippenham style on Sunday 25th June from 11am-4pm.

Brought to you by Chippenham Connected and Chippenham Town Council, the event will be hosted by our very own Super Mario and BID Manager, Simon Philpott.

The Soapbox Derby will trial non-power assisted karts through the outlined course starting at the bottom of the Market Place, with competitors navigating through the High Street past crowds of spectators and businesses and finishes at the Bridge to win a range of coveted titles and trophies.

Each hand-made kart will adhere to certain rules and regulations set out by our event experts, comprising of a non-motorised vehicle, which will be launched with a running push start by a team member and steered by the team’s driver. The run will be timed by our event marshals to determine our leaderboard and ultimate winners.

The judges will not only be assessing the speed of your spectacular soap box – they’ll also be checking boxes on the creative criteria front PLUS your showmanship on the day, so we think this could be a fabulous opportunity for some teambuilding and bonding along the way.

Teams are limited to 4 per kart. Entry is in advance only. Kart inspection is from 9.30am-10:30am in the Market Place. All teams must be registered and their karts inspected during that time. Runs begin at 11:30am.

This is the perfect occasion for Wiltshire’s liveliest market town to come together and a chance for residents, students, businesses and visitors alike to channel their creativity to concoct the wackiest, weirdest, wildest and most wonderful homemade soapbox vehicles to complete a course throughout our town centre.

Naturally, the end goal is to clamber up the leaderboard…yet, we think it’s a great opportunity to channel some good, competitive fun.

Good luck!

To check out the rules and regulations and to download that all-important application form, please visit: www.chippenhamconnected.com/whats-on/soap-box-derby.aspx

Application forms can also be collected from Chippenham Town Council.

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Market Place, SN15 3
Chippenham
25 June , Sunday 11:00

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