Get involved with the Microgaming Soapbox Race

On September 3rd the third annual Microgaming Soapbox Race will take place on the streets of Douglas, Isle of Man and you can join in on the fun.

Entries are open now with the chance to build and design your own kart, the whackier the better, take part in the race and contribute to a great cause in the meantime. Prizes include ‘Most Botched Kart’, ‘Biggest Jump’ and ‘Best Crash’.

Elliott Moore, the event organiser said: “I am delighted that the Microgaming Soapbox Race is back for a third installment. What started as just an idea has turned into an annual entertainment fixture that gathers huge crowds on the streets of Douglas, and importantly raises a great amount for a brilliant local charity. I’m busy planning the 2016 event, which is sure to be a great night out for all!”

Claire Coleman Head of Microgaming Playitforward said: “It has been so rewarding to watch this event grow year-on-year, and to see the crowds gather on the night and be thoroughly entertained for the evening. Thanks to everyone who made the 2015 event such a success – here at Microgaming we’re already planning our 2016 kart!”

Proceeds will go to Hyperbaric, a local Isle of Man based charity which provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy through pressurised chambers for patients. The 2015 Microgaming soapbox race raised £4,000 with over 41 teams taking part.

David Downie MBE at Hyperbaric stated: “We are very grateful for the donations and exposure that we have received from the previous two soapbox races. Funds raised to date have been put towards the purchase of a new hyperbaric chamber, to accommodate up to 25 patients at a time. We hope that this year’s event will help us achieve this goal.”

Think you have what it takes? Get yourself over to the site and sign up.

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