Race entries are now open for the 2023 Soap Box Derby.

Race entries are now open for the 2023 Soap Box Derby.

The Duxford Soap Box Derby 2023 race entries are now open!

It is with great pleasure we can confirm the 2023 Soap Box Derby race entries are now open. We are sorry for the delay in opening the entries as we have had some technical issues in the background.

The 2023 derby will follow the same format as the 2022 event with 3 races on the day, two childrens races and the adult race. The first childrens race is for children aged 4 –7 or 8-11, these must have a responsible adult accompanying them throughout the race. The second childrens race is for children aged 12-15, they will complete two circuits of the childrens race route and do not require an adult to run with them.

The adults race has three categories: aged 16+, elite and veterans (55+). The elite category is for teams that have previously, or predict they will, complete the 1.4 mile race route in less than 10 minutes. Please ensure ages on the day are as per the general rules. All three races will start at the John Barleycorn. Entry costs are as follows:

  • £5.00 per team for the childrens race
  • £10.00 per team for the adults race

Applications must be received by 1st September 2023.

By entering you confirm that you will abide by our general rules and childrens rules or adult rules, depending on which race you will compete in.

We also want to encourage as much sponsorship of the competitors as possible so we have new information on how to setup a Cancer Research Giving page and links to sponsorship forms. Every pound and pence raised will help us towards our ambitous total.

Event disclaimer – Participants in this event do so at their own risk. The organising committee Duxford Soapbox Derby 2023 take no responsibility for any accidents, injuries, loss or damage incurred during this fund raising event. Contact details above. This event or activity is kindly being organised by a supporter of Cancer Research UK. Many fundraising events are organised in this way and we rely on the generous support of our volunteers and the general public to raise vital funds for our life-saving work. Cancer Research UK staff may have supported the organiser of this event but the charity is not responsible for the event itself. The event organiser will be encouraged to look at all aspects of safety for their event or activity. However Cancer Research UK cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or injury from the fundraising event.