Introducing the Yorkshire Soapbox Race

Huddersfield BID are extremely excited to announce the Yorkshire Soapbox Race in Huddersfield Town Centre on 19th September 2021. This is a great opportunity for businesses and organisations to get involved and race towards victory. Huddersfield BID are recommending businesses become sponsors of the event, ensuring priority promotion throughout the lead up and on the day.

If your business is closed on Sundays this is a great day to be open. We are currently working on booklets to hand out on the day, showcasing businesses and offers free to all businesses in the town centre, as well as promoting on the LoyalFree App. If you do want to take part in the ‘soapbox offer’ email Sophie on

BID manager, Sam Sharp comments, “This is an exciting event to put Huddersfield on the map as the place to take part in a soapbox race in Yorkshire. It will bring the whole town alive and provide a full day of entertainment, thrills and great offers”.

Marketing and Projects Executive, Sophie Patel comments, “My only advice would be stick to the terms and conditions and get registered here. However, be as wacky and creative with your soapbox and team costumes, most importantly enjoy yourselves. This is the Soapbox event you do not want to miss.”

Soapbox races bring huge footfall and are mind-blowing to watch, giving the location a reason to visit. Soapbox races are guaranteed to give you feelings of amazement and plenty of laughs and excitement for participants and audiences. For information on how to build a soapbox you can find it here and here.

T&C: A £50 deposit is required to secure an entry position in the Yorkshire Soapbox race. £25 is refundable only if the participant attends and participates in the Yorkshire Soapbox Race. Failing to attend will result in a loss of your deposit (non – refundable). To enter you must be over 18. Huddersfield BID reserve the right to decide on the first 30 registrants.

T&C – Soapbox requirements – The soapbox must not contain an engine. The soapbox must have no more than 4 wheels. The soapbox must have working brakes. Drivers must wear a crash helmet. Failing to adhere to these terms and conditions could result in the disappointment of losing your place at the Yorkshire Soapbox Race.

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