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Soapbox Derby Coming To Harrow

Tuesday May 30th, 2023, 9:35am


The Town of Essex and the Rotary Club of Harrow are parenting to host the Town’s first Soapbox Derby.

The fun-filled day of races and family-friendly activities, including a bouncy castle and kid-friendly activities, takes place on June 24th from 8:00am to 4:00pm on King Street in Harrow.

“We are excited to bring the Soapbox Derby to the streets of Harrow for the first time!” said Sherry Bondy, Mayor. “I encourage our youth to get creative and enter this unique event. It is sure to be a fun time for all.”

Individuals interested in racing are asked to contact the Homebuilt Soapbox Racing Association for details and registration.

All vehicles/racers must meet the following regulations:

  • Open to individuals 6 to 16 years of age.
  • The vehicle must be no wider than 36 inches.
  • The vehicle must be no longer than 7 feet.
  • The vehicle must be at least 6 inches off the ground.
  • The vehicle cannot be taller than 36 inches.
  • The car and driver must weigh less than 200 lbs combined.
  • The vehicle must have four wheels and working brakes.
  • All drivers must have a helmet (bicycle, hockey, ATV, etc.)


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