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Soap box racing comes to Lancaster for Williamson Park event

Krazy Races soap box racing is coming to Lancaster

The all-action world of soap box racing - as seen on TV - is coming to Lancaster for the first time.

The popular crash-bang all-action style of racing, where competitors build their own 'soap box' racing car before careering along a track wearing fancy dress, is coming to Williamson Park in Lancaster on Sunday September 17 2023.

Krazy Races is a free to attend soapbox derby event, taking place in and around the park with the start line located next to the iconic Ashton Memorial.

Spectators can expect lots of free entertainment, local food and activities along the way, with organisers predicting a crowd of around 15,000.

The racing route will contain chicanes, obstacles and more.

Applications for teams to enter open today (December 16), with event organisers looking for 20 to 40 teams to enter the race in a knockout style competition with multiple trophies.

Teams and spectators are encouraged to raise as much money as possible for good causes, and after Christmas, the event will announce its official Lancaster Krazy Races headline charity.

Krazy Races, which is run by Sarah Belcher Events, say they are looking to work with local sponsors and businesses to bring together entertainers, food stalls and more, giving local families a fantastic day to remember.

The Krazy Races event is being held in partnership with the Royal Kings Arms Hotel in Lancaster.

Here is a video of Krazy Races soap box racing coming to Wolverhampton earlier this year.

The hotel will be working closely with the events team as the official hosts.

Sarah Belcher, founder of Krazy Races, said: “We are beyond excited to be coming to Lancaster in partnership with The Royal Kings Arms.

"The hotel approached us earlier this year and made it clear that they wanted to gift the city a fantastic, free day out to remember.

"We are approached by locations across the U.K. but the passion and drive of the team at The Royal Kings Arms is infectious and the chosen location in Williamson Park is something very exciting, making this event a no brainer for us.

"Thank you so much to Liam and his team at the hotel for inviting us to Lancaster. We can’t wait to see what ‘Krazy’ designs the people of Lancaster create."

Liam Mulligan, sales and marketing manager from the Royal Kings Arms, said: "The Lancaster Krazy Races is set to be one of the largest if not the largest event Lancaster will see in 2023.

"On top of this it will be completely free to attend!

"The Krazy Races team have been responsible for some genuinely amazing events recently and with our combined passion we know that September 2023’s will be one to live long in the memory of Lancastrians.

"Our hotel is proud of its history, its role, and its responsibilities within the Lancaster community and by funding this event we hope to support local and regional businesses, people and good causes. Plus, I may even find myself in my first ever soapbox kart!”

Applications for teams to enter open today, with event organisers looking for 20-40 teams to enter the race in a knockout style competition with multiple trophies. Teams and spectators are encouraged to raise as much money as possible for charity, and after Christmas, the event will announce its official Lancaster Krazy Races headline charity.

Information on how to enter can be found on The Krazy Races website.

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