Harrogate Round Table Soap Box Derby

Unfortunately the Soap Box Derby will not take place in 2017


The Harrogate and District Round Table, 2nd Soap Box Derby took place on 8 August 2015. Taking place in Harrogate's Valley Gardens, the event saw 25 soap box teams complete a timed run through a stretch of the parkland. The course had been extended from last year, giving even more thrills and spills.

Round Table organiser James Pickard said, "The event is a fresh idea for a local community event. It is set up solely by volunteers with the consent of Harrogate Borough Council. It is being organised to raise money for the Harrogate Round Table Charitable Trust Fund, where all the funds will be distributed to local charitable causes."

It's a great free family day out and is all in aid charity. After an action packed event in 2015, we're now planning for next year. We would encourage teams to enter early to give time to build the soap boxes. The day promises to be adrenaline-fueled and a lot of fun! We're also always on the lookout for sponsors, so if you can help it would be great to have a chat.

Prize Categories

We award prizes to competitors in recognition of their dedication to the day.

The categories are:

  • Team Raising The Most Sponsorship For Good Causes
  • Fastest Single Soap Box Time On The Day
  • Best Turned Out Soap Box Crew
  • Overall Fastest Team By Aggregate
  • Overall Most Innovative Design
  • Best 6th Form/College Innovative Design
  • Overall Fastest 6th Form/College Team

For further details email James on [email protected]

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