Design, build, decorate, dress and race your very own wacky racer in this hilarious derby.

10 - 1000 people

Fun competition

UK wide

Ideal for mixed groups
Team development

Bonding & networking

Soap Box Derby

Outdoor TeamBuilding

If you’ve seen the hilarious race hosted by Redbull on the TV, then you’ll know how much fun it is watching daredevil racers weave their crazy contraptions around winding courses of obstacles in the quickest possible time!

This is our very own, slightly tamed-down version, seeing teams plan, design, and build the ultimate wacky racer. It’s not all about speed (but it helps). There are several heats all based around teams creativity and innovation. The design will earn you as many points as taking the chequered flag!

After qualifiers, teams hit the design workshops where they can buy all manner of parts and materials to build and dress their racers. Everyone must compete in heats, and even pass an MOT before they take part in the final race.

Soap Box Derby is a hilarious activity that brings out the best in people. The designs never cease to amaze us, neither does the desire to dress up as Dick Dastardly or Penelope Pitstop…

What happens on the day?

Teams arrive and are allocated their very own pit stop garage. Here they are equipped with a basic pedal-powered cart, a tool kit, and limited design materials.

Their first challenge is to pitch for sponsorship. All the big names are there looking to stamp their brand on the top racer, so be creative and catch their eyes.

Next, it’s over to the drawing board to sketch up your designs and plans for your 4-wheeled winners.

Cash in hand teams can now visit the parts and design workshops where all kinds of items are up for grabs. Everything has a price and funds are limited so be wise with what you buy.

When the carts are complete, drivers take their seats ready for a parade lap to show off their inventions. Next, it’s over to the MOT station to pass a safety check. Several race heats are now held to determine who takes pole position in the big finale. All lined up on the grid, it’s pedal to the metal for the final series of head-to-head laps around our crazy course.

First past the chequered flag take the race points. These are added to the judges’ points awarded for everything from innovation, teamwork, best-dressed driver, and overall best design.

With the winners announced, teams step up onto the podium to receive their medals and bubbly. Be warned though, this is normally sprayed over the crowd in true F1 winning style.

Soap Box Derby offers teams a unique themed experience where everyone can get stuck in and involved. The designs and costumes are always hilarious, as are the actual carts. It’s an ideal experience for teams to relax and naturally engage with each other, as well as promoting all the core ingredients of positive FUN teamwork.

What's Included

  • Experienced and enthusiastic event management team
  • Host/ referee
  • Well maintained and regularly updated equipment
  • A selection of 4 – 8 games suitable for YOUR team
  • Medal ceremony
  • Fully trained first aider
  • £5 million public liability insurance
  • Full risk assessments

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