Buckle up for an adrenaline fuelled day of racing for charity

Thursday 28 January 2016

After the successful launch of the Agency Express Soapbox Challenge in 2015, Agency Express are pleased to announce that on 25 June at Penn House Estate, Buckinghamshire the challenge is returning for a second year of fast paced fun and it’s all in aid of Agents Giving.

Peter Knight, Chairman of Agents Giving shared his thoughts on the event: "The Soapbox Challenge was such a success last year with so much effort made from everyone who took part. This year is going to be another really exciting event and we are delighted that Agency Express has chosen to support us again.

"Agents Giving work with the industry to encourage fundraising and raise money for great causes all across the UK. This event will bring people together to have fun, get involved in a bit of competition, and most importantly, raise money”.

So what is Soapbox Racing?
Soapbox Racing is an amateur driver’s race where teams come with one goal, to build and design the ultimate gravity powered Soapbox kart. Then fuelled solely by guts and gravity, driver’s race against the clock in a mile long downhill race. Soapbox racing is becoming more and more popular each year - you may have seen the Red Bull version on TV.

Their challenge to you is:
• Get a team and a driver
• Build and design your own Soapbox kart
• Choose your team name - they like the funny ones!
• Raise some cash or get sponsored
• Arrive on the day raring to go
• Navigate your gravity fuelled kart down the mile long hill
• Have extreme amounts of fun in aid of a good cause

But of course it wouldn’t be a race without winners. Alongside the winners trophies and of course the infamous Wooden Spoon for last place including DNF’s (that’s ‘Did Not Finish’) there are cash prizes or free board services for the top three kart’s who complete the mile in the fastest time:

• 1st prize - £500 or 6 months free board service from Agency Express

• 2nd prize - £250 or 3 months free board service from Agency Express

• 3rd prize - £100 or 1 month free board service from Agency Express

Having a fast kart is great, but being fast and fabulous is better! So Agency Express challenges you to get creative as there will be a prize for the team with the ‘Best Dressed’ kart.

Joining the race is easy
The entrance fee is £35 per team and all entrance proceeds are donated to Agents Giving.

Each team will be supplied with a competitors pack containing:

• Rules and a guide on how to build your kart
• Hints and tips from the experts
• Helpful links on where to buy parts
• Detailed on the day information
• Marketing materials to help you share the challenge

We'd love to have a strong contingent of NAEA agents represented. We know how competitive you all are, and this is your chance to show that winning spirit and camaraderie on the race track.  

Last year the event was blessed with a glorious sunny day and garden party atmosphere. Families and supporters are welcome and a BBQ, music, alcohol and soft drinks are laid on - so pull up a picnic rug and grab a glass of Presecco for a great family day out.  

If you're interested, you can complete the entrant’s enquiry form or email letsrace@agencyexpress.co.uk for an entrants information pack.