F.A.Q - 2019

Updated: Jul 7, 2019

To help you navigate your awesome 2019 Portishead SoapBox Race, here are a few of our most asked questions.

- When is the event?

The 2019 Portishead SoapBox Race takes place on Sunday 14th July.

- Where is the event?

The SoapBox Race takes place on Esplanade Road in Portishead. If following a SAT NAV, please use BS20 7HU and follow all event signage. This may be different to how you would normally expect to arrive at the event.

Further travel details can be found here.

- Is there any parking nearby?

There is. Please follow event signage to guide you to the event car park. Parking costs £5.00 per vehicle which goes to local charities. Please do not park on grass verges and where cones have been placed. You may inadvertently be blocking access for emergency services for routes to and from the event. The car park will open from 08.00.

Further travel details can be found here.

- Is there accessible parking available?

There will be limited parking available for blue badge holders near the event. Please follow the event signage. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

- Do I need to book tickets to watch?

No need to book tickets for the 2019 event. The event remains free for its third year. Just turn up and enjoy the day. We will of course except donations to our charities if you think you have had a great day out.

- What time is the event taking place?

Practice runs will begin at approximately 10.00. Timed runs will begin from midday with the medal ceremony taking place around 16.00. Arrive early to get the best view.

- Will there be food and drink?

There certainly will. We have a great event village, full of local suppliers offering food, drink and arts and crafts. Perfect for a walk around when you need lunch or a break from the action on track.

- Can I bring my dog?

You can bring your dog, however so can 15,000 other people. It gets extremely busy and crowded, so if you do wish to bring your dog, please make sure you are confident that they are happy in large crowds.

- How do I enter a team?

Team entries have sold out for 2019. Please sign up to our mailing list to be updated about future races.

- Will there be road closures?

Yes. There will be a selection of road closures around the event weekend, mainly covering Esplanade Road and the surrounding Lake grounds. Road closure information can be found here.

- Can I still get to Portishead Outdoor Pool?

Of course. Its a lovely summers day (hopefully) which will be perfect for a swim. The Lido will operate normal opening hours during the event.

Please check back from time to time, this FAQ may get updated.


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