Crewe Town Council has teamed up with touring soapbox festival organisers Krazy Races to bring a Soapbox Derby event to Crewe on Sunday 14th July 2024 to celebrate Crewe Day.
The free to attend event will bring all manner of fun, exciting races and activities to Crewe whilst raising substantial funds for local charities at the same time. The award-winning Krazy Races aim to deliver accessible, enjoyable and experiential events that create unique moments in time for audiences that last a lifetime. They have worked with big name organisations across the country including theatres, manufacturers, car dealers, educational institutes and even Premier League football club Wolverhampton Wanderers!
Teams brave enough to take on the challenge will be starting their downhill descent on Ford Lane, before taking a sharp right hand turn bend onto Broad Street and zooming down past Brooklands. Up to 20,000 people are expected to be in attendance cheering teams on as they cross the finish line (just before Badger Avenue).
Within Brooklands, organisers will be creating an event village with local food traders, family entertainment and a large event screen for families to sit with picnics and watch the action.
In 2023 alone, the popular soapbox derby event welcomed more than 150,000 visitors and raised over £100,000 for local charities at locations across the country, including two local events in Stockport and Northwich.
Krazy Races is now on the lookout for up to 40 local teams to take on the challenge! The event sees a mixture of individuals, charities and business teams design, build and then race their handcrafted soap box down a hill in front of up to 20,000 locals as part of a festival-style event that includes traders, entertainment and activities.
Information on how to enter can be found on The Krazy Races website: