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Entries open for Hunstanton soap box derby


By Lynn News Reporter


This year’s Hunstanton Soap Box Derby has been officially launched, as entries are declared open.

After a successful first year, the Hunstanton Soap Box Derby will return on Sunday, September 23.

West Norfolk Council revived the classic seaside activity as part of the Heritage Lottery-funded project to regenerate the Hunstanton Heritage Gardens, and last year’s race exceeded expectations, with 40 teams entering and around 4,000 spectators coming along to join in the fun.

Launch of Hunstanton Soap Box Derby left to right back Roger Partridge, Chris Durham, Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds and front Ed Napolitano, winner of last year’s race (2421139)
Launch of Hunstanton Soap Box Derby left to right back Roger Partridge, Chris Durham, Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds and front Ed Napolitano, winner of last year’s race (2421139)

Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy council leader, said: “We’re so pleased to be organising it again and look forward to another fantastic day.”

Launch of Hunstanton Soap Box Derby left to right Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Roger Partridge pushing Ed Napolitano, winner of last year’s race and Chris Durham (2421130)
Launch of Hunstanton Soap Box Derby left to right Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Roger Partridge pushing Ed Napolitano, winner of last year’s race and Chris Durham (2421130)

From 10am to 5pm free family entertainment will be available on The Green, with the races beginning at noon.

The teams will race their handmade karts down the same course as last year, starting on the slope in Boston Square and finishing at the roundabout on Cliff Parade.

Each team will get two timed runs down the course, and the fastest will count towards the overall result.

Launch of Hunstanton Soap Box Derby Roger Partridge pushing Ed Napolitano, winner of last year’s race (2421145)
Launch of Hunstanton Soap Box Derby Roger Partridge pushing Ed Napolitano, winner of last year’s race (2421145)

The fastest team in each age category will receive a trophy, and there will also be an award for the best-dressed team/best-decorated kart. Fees vary from £10 to £15.

Entry is online only at www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/hunstantonevents.

Pictured, from left, activities coordinator Roger Partridge, operations manager Chris Durham, Elizabeth Nockolds and Ed Napolitano, winner of last year’s race. MLNF18AF05099



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