Couch to Soap Box Derby

A new challenge in Duxford!

See the 2021 results

You can find the 2021 results on our dedicated page.

About Couch to Soap Box Derby

Couch to Soap Box Derby was a new event in Duxford in support of Cancer Research UK. After taking the hard decision to cancel the 2021 soap box derby, we wanted to run an event that captures the spirit of the derby but without the challenges that hosting the derby while in a pandemic posed. Starting the 1st of August through to the 5th September, we asked you to run the soap box derby route! The whole 1.4 miles (or 2.2km if you work in metric). Just so the younger ones didn’t miss out, we designed a shorter off-road route specifically for children.

This website tracked your times, told you how many times you’ve run the route and reports the fastest times overall.

The 2021 Couch to Soap Box Derby

Entry to Couch to Soap Box Derby cost £10 per adult and £5 per child. All proceeds of “Couch to Soap Box Derby” went towards supporting Cancer Research UK and their valuable work. The person that ran the derby route the greatest number of times won a pair of Aftershokz Air headphones.

Getting into running?

The Soap Box Derby route is a fantastic way to get into running and is nearly as flat a course as you could ever hope for. The entire route can be run on pavements as well. Maybe you’ve seen our posters and think “I can’t do that”. Well you are wrong! You can. We’ve put together a set of recommendations together about how to get into running and our top tips about how to run safely. So get reading and get out there.