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5TH MAY 2024


We're the Second largest soapbox race in the uk after red bull!

The Great Dunmow Soapbox Race will take place on Sunday, 5th of May 2024, bigger and better than ever! This year promises to maintain its title of the second-largest soapbox race in the United Kingdom with interest from all across the country, raising money for fantastic charities (more than £130k since the first event).

The teams will face jumps, the slippery, blizzard ally, and will race against the clock to be crowned the winner of the Great Dunmow Soapbox Race 2024. Expect to see incredible hand-built soapboxes, spectacular crashes, and some brilliant obstacles all raising money for phenomenal local causes and charities.

Want to stay up to date? We strongly recommend that you like our Facebook page to hear all the latest news and updates for our soapbox race.

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Enter a team 2024


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Soapbox regulations

  • Should not exceed 150kg in weight (not including the driver)

  • Should not exceed 1.5 metres in width

  • Chasis clearance should not be higher than 30cm from the ground

  • Wheelbase from front axel should not exceed 2.5 metres

  • Wheels diameter should not exceed 67cm

  • Should not have mechanical parts to increase its speed (pedals, catapults, rockets etc)

  • Must have a rigid steering system (no ropes)

  • Must have a rear braking system as a minimum

  • Must have a minimum of three wheels

  • Must not have elements that endanger spectators (sharp metal objects, glass, flares)

  • Must have a solid floor


Where do I buy tickets?

Tickets can only be purchased via this website. Resales will not be accepted.


Where can I park?

Our car park is located at The Causeway, Dunmow, CM6 2AA.

Programmes are available to purchase on arrival.

When does it start?

Our doors open at 10:30am with the first race taking place at 11am. The racing will finish at around 4pm.

Is the event dog friendly?

Yes providing that they're on a leash, good with crowds and children and are cleaned up after.

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