Thetford prepares to hold soapbox challenge

The Thetford Soapbox Challenge will be held on King Street. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

The Thetford Soapbox Challenge will be held on King Street. Picture: Rebecca Murphy - Credit: Archant

The centre of a market town will be turned into a race track for the day as it hosts a soapbox challenge.

Thetford's King Street will be site of the downhill course which will see cars entered from a number of teams - including the Thetford Scouts and employment agency Galaxy Personnel.

The event will be held on St George's Day - Sunday, April 23 - and races will commence at 12pm.

Teams will consist of a driver and four additional crew members.

A pit area will be on the Market Place where teams can showcase their vehicle and raise funds for their chosen charity or good cause.


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Food and refreshments will also be available.

Organised by the town council, the Thetford Soapbox Challenge 2017 will also welcome the VXR Nimbus Gravity Race Kart.

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For more information about the event or the teams which are taking part, visit Thetford Town Council on Facebook.

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