Microgaming Soapbox Race 2018 22.08.2018
It’s back! The legendary Microgaming Soapbox Race returns

ISLE OF MAN – Entries are open for the 2018 Microgaming Soapbox Race, which takes place in Douglas on Saturday 1 September 2018 at 6pm.

The fun-filled fundraiser is back and it is geared up to be even bigger and better than ever, with exhilarating jumps, steep slopes and tight turns for participants to navigate. Starting at Circular Road, drivers will get a chance to zoom through Upper Church Street, before speeding into Barrack Street where the finish line awaits.

Prizes will be awarded for the fastest lap, highest speed, biggest jump and best crash. Also up for grabs are awards for ‘outstanding kart design’ and ‘best dressed’, promising an action-packed evening with memorable performances and wacky vehicles.

Previous soapbox designs have included the Snaefell Mountain Railway, a double decker bus, and Brum, from the popular television series.

All proceeds raised from the event will go to Hyperbaric Isle of Man, a local charity that provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy and treats over 15,000 patients on the Isle of Man every year. In 2015, the event raised £4,000 for the local charity, with overall donations amounting to nearly £10,000 to date.

Supporting the event since 2014, Microgaming PlayItForward will be providing financial and organisational assistance, as well as having a group of PlayItForward volunteers present to assist with the event.

3FM will also return as media partner to promote the race on-air.

For more information on the course, kart specifications and how to enter the 2018 event, visit douglassoapbox.com.

Entries are open to corporate and private soapbox teams, with entry fees of £150 and £50 respectively.

*Article image courtesy of MannMotorsports.co.uk


We’re calling on all daredevils to enter this year’s Microgaming Soapbox Race, which is set to be the most exciting race of the non-motorised kind on the island’s event calendar! There are three major jumps on the course that promise thrills (and spills) for adrenaline seeking drivers and spectators to enjoy. Not forgetting the usual chaos and crazy antics from the quirkiest and most creative karts as they hurtle to victory.
Elliott Moore Event Organiser

The island’s quirkiest madcap event is back and we can’t wait for the karting action to return to the streets of Douglas this September. The fun factor is going to be off the scale, and our PlayItForward volunteers, alongside the marshals and course personnel, will be on hand to keep everything on track and to make sure the race can be enjoyed by participants and spectators alike. There’s still time for corporate and private competitors to enter, but be warned: Team Microgaming will be turning up with their fastest, hopefully most stable kart yet!
Kate Moughtin Senior CSR Manager at Microgaming

The Microgaming Soapbox Race is not just great fun, it also raises much needed donations for the Hyperbaric Isle of Man, so 3FM just had to be part of it again.
Ron Berry Managing Director at 3FM
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