It's with great excitement that we are already talking to you about the 2018 event. In July of 2017 the first event was a great success. We are still getting comments about it now, over 3 months later.
We saw over 10,000 people visit the Soapbox Race in 2017 and we hope that we can match that this year and that the excitement will be just as good, if not better!
Planning is underway for the 2018 race, which will take place on Sunday 15th July. We are in the early stages of applying for sponsorship and funding, however we are confident that we will be able to bring a bigger and better Soapbox Race to Portishead. We will have large screens, a fun fair, supporters village, pit area and the bar, with much more still to be announced. Most importantly, it will remain FREE for spectators and we will continue to support St. Peter's Hospice as our charity for 2018.
Looking at taking part in the 2018 race? There are a few things you should know before you sign up.
Participant Ticket Release Information
Tickets will be released in two stages.
- The first stage will be for previous entrants that took part in the 2017 event. However spaces will be limited, so not everyone that took part will be guaranteed a place.
Please keep an eye on your email that you registered with for 2017. You will receive a link where you can book your ticket.
Tickets for previous entrants will become available at 13:00 on Sunday 29th October 2017! Your ticket will be reserved once you start the booking process. However you will only have 10 minutes to complete the booking otherwise you will lose your slot.
Please have the following information ready to ensure your online booking runs smoothly.
-- 2017 Team Name (This is important to allow us to verify your booking)
-- Your Name
-- E-mail Address
-- Your Postal Address
-- Your Contact Telephone Number
-- Your 2018 Team Name
- The second release of tickets will be later in the year and will be open to all. We are however putting in place a process that will give priority to Portishead residents. Keep your eyes peeled to Facebook and the website for more information on this nearer the time.
Team Entry Cost
All teams tickets will cost £130 + VAT (£150.00) for the 2018 race. There is also a £1.50 booking fee per entry.
Each team that races will be required to create a 'Just Giving' page and raise a minimum of £200.00 for St. Peter's Hospice. Instructions will be sent with your race entry confirmation email. With up to 6 people in your team we are confident this should be quite straight forward. As all the teams will be required to sign up, there will be a leaderboard of who has raised the most money on the St. Peter's 'Just Giving' page. You never know, there might be a prize for the team who raises the most money!
Rules and Regulations
Our rules have stayed the same from last year. Please check the website for the full run down. We will alert you as soon as possible if these change for any reason.
We will be sending out the team pack this year to help cut down on administration needed on the event day. The team pack will consist of your team number, course access wrist bands, race disclaimer and waiver as well as sponsorship information. We will also include arrival information for the day.
This pack will be sent out around 8 weeks prior to the race day.
We hope to see you at the 2018 race!