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St Anne's Haverthwaite Soap Box Derby

St Anne's Haverthwaite - Annual Soap Box Derby

Due to popular demand we are running the Soap Box Derby again on Saturday 22nd August 2009.

Date and Entry:

The Soap Box Derby will be held on Saturday 22nd August 2009 starting at 10:30 am.
Soap Box competitors should be there with their vehicles around 10:00 am for registration etc. First run of time trials will be scheduled to start off at 10:30 am.
>bold>Registration and Entry to the Soap Box Derby is 5.00 for adults and 2.00 for juniors.
All proceeds go towards our community projects like the soap box derby and children's clubs etc.
Entry forms and competition rules can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Follow this link to view the entry categories and rules

Since we launched the Soap Box Derby event we have been asked by one or two people "What does a Soap Box look like?" So we have attempted a drawing for those of you who are eager to get started on building and trialling you own.
Forgive the poor drawing standard, but it's some time since we have been asked to draw something like this free hand and we could not find any photo's - but this will do until we have made one and then we'll photograph that and load it onto these pages for all to see.
Drawing of a go-cart or bogie

How to build one:

The drawing on the right may take a little while to load as its a bit bigger than we would normally use, but hopefully it will be worth it.
I wonder if we could win the Turner Prize with this?
As you will see the drawing is of a simple basic go-cart or bogie, consisting of a few planks of wood, two axles and four wheels. It's important to remember that the front wheels have to be able to turn so make sure they are fixed with a nut and bolt and that you use washers to make sure the wheels can turn. The back set of wheels are naturally fixed and don't need to move.

You can download a bigger picture for your use in making a go-cart or bogie by clicking on the link below.

[File] Drawing of Go-Cart or Bogie (125.6 kB)

What Else is Happening on the day?

  • We will be serving teas, coffee and tasty bites including Bacon Baps, Hot Dogs and Rolls.  
  • Other stalls will provide loads of fun for a family day out and will include: -
    • Craft Items 
    • Pea Shooting Competition 
    • Wellie Chucking 
    • Tombola

Tim Farron challenged!

When Tim Farron our MP has been issued him with a challenge for the Soap Box Derby. Let's see if he takes it up and is brave enough to go up against the church's own "crack team". So far the pusher and driver are in their 90's but we may get some younger volunteers before the great day!

Soap Box Derby Rules and Entry forms

[File] Soap Box Derby Rules (82.5 kB)

[File] Soap Box Derby Entry Form (6.9 kB)

Once completed the entry forms and entry fees should be returned to the Secretary at
Brow Edge
LA12 8QP
Tel: 30796

How to obtain Entry forms and Rules

If you can't download these forms you can call us and we will post them out to you.
Numbers to call
30796 - Lynda
31338 - Dave
31125 - Rick
And we will get them to you, just leave your name and address on the answer phone if you don't get through.

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