Havin' a Laugh Soapbox Derby

Sligo's 5th soapbox derby will be held on Saturday 4th May, 2019 on Lower Pearse Road, Sligo at 1pm. Entry is €45 for senior teams & €25 for junior teams (U-16)

Havin' a Laugh Soapbox Derby

GET READY FOR SOME SOAPBOX RACING MAYHEM!

THE HAVIN' A LAUGH SOAPBOX DERBY

Get involved, get creative & enjoy the craic...

The Havin’ a Laugh Soapbox Derby will be held on Saturday, 4th May 2019 in conjunction with the Sligo Summer Festival.

For this soapbox derby we want to get the whole community involved and so we are inviting local men's sheds and other community groups to build their own soapbox racer and enter a team. 

The Soapbox Derby will be made up of teams of four people who will race against the clock for prizes, including best dressed and wackiest design, with the main winners being awarded a framed photo of their soapbox crossing the finishing line.   

The Soapbox Derby promises to be a great day out with plenty of thrills and spills so come along and enjoy the spectacle!

Havin' a Laugh Soapbox Derby

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

THE SOAPBOX

  • - Soapboxes should not exceed a maximum of 2 meters x 1 meter and weigh less than 50 kilos.
  • - All soapboxes must be well constructed with completely functional brakes and steering.
  • - Breaking with the hands and feet is not permitted. Brakes should function independently of the steering and should be connected to and operate on at least two wheels.
  • - Original factory products are not allowed.
  • - No storage power or external energy sources are allowed (catapults, particle accelerators etc...)

THE TEAM

  • - The compulsory dress code consists of a helmet, full-length pants, a long sleeve top, knee and elbow pads and gloves, everything else is optional.
  • - Entry forms and the fee of €45 (senior teams) or €25 (junior teams) must be received no later than Wednesday 1st May 2019.
  • - Teams must register via the website or on Eventbrite.
  • - All soapboxes to be presented at 12pm on Saturday 4th May 2019 where they will be scrutinised for compliance and judged for prizes.
  • - Only competitors who have registered and paid the entry fee will be allowed to compete.
  • - All competitors will be required to obey the event stewards on the day.
  • - Havin' a Laugh Soapbox committee reserves the right to refuse entry to any competitor.
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