The Soapbox Race Day is near & everyone’s invited!
In case you haven’t heard, a soapbox is a gravity powered homemade ‘cart’ which must navigate a predefined downhill course, against the clock. The MicksGarage Soapbox Race will have up to 50 soapboxes all competing for the fastest time of the day.
This is a charity event in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation
. All donations are welcome and are deeply appreciated, to donate click here
Event Format & General Info
Date: Sunday 2nd November 2014
Time: 11.00 – 4.00pm (competitors need to arrive by 9am)
: Shanks Mare Pub, DerryPatrick Co. Meath. (35 mins from Dublin City) Google Maps
: Google Maps Location
GPS Co-ords: 53.4955871,-6.6849522
The Event Schedule is as follows:
9.00 – 10.00 Scrutiny & Sign – On
11.00 – 12.00 Road Closure & Practice Runs
12.00 – 13.00 Time Trial Challenge Run 1
13.00 - 14.00 Time Trial Challenge Run 2
14.00 – 15.00 Time Trial Challenge Run 3
15.00 – 16.00 Knockout Challenge
17.00 – 17.30 Road Reopens & Prizes
*These times could be subject to change depending how things go
All the entrants must be at the location before 9am. There will be ample parking available at the location and one of our parking attendants will guide you on the day.
After the scrutiny checks and team briefings have finished and the road has been closed, entrants will make their way to the starting line for some practice runs. The main races will start at 12.
These are the main awards that are up for grabs on the day:
- Time Trial Challenge
- Team Spirit Award
- Knockout Challenge x 2
- Least Effort Award
- Ingenuity Award
The raffle prizes are:
- Kylemore Karting Voucher for €50
- Supertooth Hands Free Kit
- AutoGlym Vallet Case
- Weekend Pass for the Royal Tara Golf Club
- Party Mad Voucher for €50
- Draper 24L Air Compressor & 5 Piece Air Tool Kit
- Car Care Bucket
- No H2o gift pack
- Shanks Mare Voucher
- Draper Socket Set
If you’re feeling peckish on the day, the fantastic Shanksmare Pub are running a special menu for us on the day!
Our aim is for everyone involved to have a fun-filled day and raise as much money as possible for this great charity. If successful we hope to make the MicksGarage.com Soapbox Race an annual event!