FAQs

What time do I need to be there?

Registration for the soapbox race is from 12-1pm on Sunday 1st June at the TOP of Astoria Road (junction of Main Street) (See map here).

What happens then?

Your soapbox will be checked for safety and stability.  Once our scrutineer has deemed your soapbox fit for racing, he will sign it off and you can move it to the holding area.

And then?

You will be required to attend a mandatory safety briefing which will be held no later than 1.45 on the day.  Failure to attend this meeting will result in disqualification from the event.

How is the event run?

Two soapboxes will run down the hill at the same time.  The winner will proceed to the next round while the runner up will proceed to the qualification rounds.

What is the prize?

The prize is the Bundoran Lifeboat Soapbox Race Perpetual Cup and the very obvious bragging rights for the next 12 months!!

What is the order of events?

The day looks like this:

  • The longboard skate competition
  • The Soapbox Race
  • The Ball Race

Will there be a ramp start?

No.  The start will be a push start as with the 2012/2013 race.

Where can I park?

On street parking is available on Main Street, Atlantic Way and at Main Beach Car Park.

What roads are closed and what diversions are in place?

The only road that is actually closed is Astoria Road.  For access to Main Beach Car Park or the Great Northern Hotel, please use Sea Road at the East End of town at Marlboro House.  For access to Atlantic Way and the Twisted Pepper, please use promenade (heading for Waterworld).  Provisions have been made for emergency vehicle access to the beach and the event area.

Will there be First Aid?

Expert first aid will be provided by County Donegal Civil Defence so we will be in good hands!

Is there food available?

There are a number of establishments nearby including Goodies on Main Street as well as the Twisted Pepper which is on Atlantic Way.

What about toilets?

Public toilets are available at the Sea Shell Service Unit beside the lifeguard tower on Main Beach.