5th Annual Manotick Soapbox Derby and BBQ Picnic in the Park
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Come out and celebrate the end-of-summer with a wonderful day for the entire family. It all happens at Centennial Park, next to the Manotick arena, with the soapbox racecourse on the Beaverwood Road hill. There will be races, music, a craft table for children, face painting, balloon figures from Dr. Kaboom, and of course, a BBQ lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers to purchase and fresh FREE corn on the cob. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs and spend some relaxing in the park. It’s not just a day for racing, but also a day for families to come out and enjoy the festivities.
Why not make the derby car a summer project? You must be at least seven years of age to race. You can purchase a kit on-line, or make one from items found around the house. There are certain specifications to follow and they can be found here. We also have carts available, that have been sponsored by associations and businesses in the community, for those youth who would like to race a cart, but don’t have one. We have 14 available slots for riders in these 7 sponsored carts. Each rider will be able to race two times that day.
There will be a variety of trophies awarded, from speed, to most creative, humorous, colourful, best costumed driver and patriotic. Please see the judging sheet for criteria. See you on the hill!