The 2019 Soap Box Derby is coming to Rushden on Sunday 9th June

Calling all Karts! Calling all Karts!

The 2019 Soap Box Derby is coming to Hall Park in Rushden (NN10 9NG) on Sunday 9 June –first race at 2pm prompt.

The course is the tarmac drive in Rushden Hall Park and consists of a straight downhill section with one right turn at the bottom on to the grass. To add to the excitement, the karts race two at a time. A good push is required at the top and the rest is left to gravity and good fortune! There are classes for 3 age groups ie 6-11 years, 12-16 years and 17 years and over and the karts also race more than once so there is plenty of chance to cheer your favourite on. The karts will be scrutinised at 12.30pm, judging takes place at 1.30pm and the first race at 2pm prompt.

There are displays from Santa Pod and the Rushden Historical Transport Society as well as stalls, food and lots of other activities.

For those wishing to pit their skills, it’s not too late to start building. You can download an entry form along with the Rules and Regulations from Rushden Town Council website ( Prizes and trophies awarded to the race winners (three classes) and to the kart with the most innovative/craziest design are again generously sponsored by King Tools along with AJ Cycles (contact them if you have a problem with wheels!). Certificates will be awarded to all team entries. The deadline for entries is 3 June 2019.

This fun event is all part of ‘Celebrate Rushden’ Week – Saturday 8 June to Sunday 16 June. Events over the week are varied and mostly free with something to appeal to every age group and all tastes. Businesses are now getting involved along with many of the groups/organisations within the town who take the opportunity to put on their own events. Look out for full details of the programme available in May.

All part of ‘Celebrate Rushden’ Week. For more information contact Rushden Town Council on 01933 316216 or email

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