Framlingham SoapBox Race is a fun event for all the family. Come along watch and join in the fun as hand-made gravity powered “soapbox” carts race from Framlingham Castle down Market Hill. Or if you fancy the challenge, make and enter a soapbox racer of your own design. See the track >
About Soapbox Racers
The soapbox carts are hand-made machines fuelled by enthusiasm, a bit of courage and the force of gravity to race down Market Hill.
Carts come in all shapes and sizes from realistic replicas to crazy designs and must compete against the clock in a downhill race as well as other events.
Prizes will be given for the fastest times in each category (by age of driver) as well as to the overall winner of the head to head races. But speed isn't everything and there are prizes for the most creative and well constructed designs.
Come and Watch
Come along on the day and watch, its FREE! In addition to the soapbox cart races there are many fine places to eat and drink and other fun activities happening in Market Square. So for a fun filled family day make sure you don’t miss this annual event. Find out where to eat and drink and park on the day >
Enter a Soapbox Racer
See yourself as a budding F1 designer? Then take up the challenge and build a soapbox racer to take on the rest and clock the fastest time down the hill. Or perhaps let your imagination run wild and come up with the most creative and fun cart of the day.
Either way join in the fun and enter a cart, but it will have to pass our scrutineers inspection as safety is paramount. The Rules for the design of carts and the race may be downloaded here and should be read carefully to ensure that you comply with them so as not to be disappointed on the day.
Be a Sponsor
The event is being run by Framlingham Town Council with any profits going towards the Pageant Field Facilities fund and next years event. You can support our community and the event by being a sponsor in a number of ways.
Sponsor a cart - for just £50 you can sponsor a cart by having your company name on a number sticker and of course read out over our PA system on the day. Who knows you might even pick a winner! If your feeling more flush then why not sponsor a prize, a track side banner or even be the main event sponsor?
Contact us to see how you can help and we promise to give you as much publicity as we can in return. We aim to make this an annual event that will grow and become a key date in everyone's calendar. So don’t hold back, get in at the start and be an event sponsor in 2017. Please telephone or contact us on the email address below.