Wolverhampton is set to get a little wackier next year as Krazy Races comes to town on Sunday 21st August. Krazy Races is a free to attend event, aiming to bring all manner of races, wild and zany to towns & cities across the U.K and beyond in the form of a traditional SoapBox Derby. As well as Wolves, The Krazy Races team have today announced events happening in Northwich Cheshire, Shrewsbury and Birmingham & Sandwell on Sunday 10th July.

Wolverhampton Krazy Races is the first event of its kind to be held in the City. The event will be held throughout the city centre. Wolverhampton Krazy Races will see Sarah Belcher Events company working in partnership with City of Wolverhampton Council with Macmillan as the events partner charity after 2019’s Shrewsbury Krazy Races event helped raise over £20,000 for Macmilan and other fantastic causes.

Thousands of spectators are expected from all over the City and beyond to cheer on the weird, wacky and wonderful SoapBox entrants who can enjoy watching carefully crafted karts being hurtled down a track which will consist of chicanes, obstacles, water features and more.

Applications for teams to enter have opened today with event organisers looking for 40-60 teams to enter the race in a knockout style competition with trophies going to ‘fastest winner’, ‘best dressed’, ‘most innovative design’ and more.

Sarah Belcher, Founder of Krazy Races said:

“After a challenging couple of years for everyone, we are delighted to be bringing some much needed laughs and joy to the great people of Wolverhampton! There will be more fun than you can imagine, Krazy entertainment and lots of ‘wow, did they really just do that!?’

This event is sure to capture the imaginations of the community and business in the area and together we can create a spectacular, unique and different event for the City.”

Councillor Steve Evans, cabinet member with responsibility for events, said: "I'm really looking forward to welcoming Krazy Races to the City of Wolverhampton. It looks fantastic fun which is sure to put a smile on the faces of both racing teams and spectators who come out to see all the weird and wonderful soapbox karts.

"This is another example of bringing more family friendly events to Wolverhampton as part of our ambitious events city strategy and it will also be raising money for a wonderful cause in Macmillan."

Macmillan Relationship Fundraising Area Manager in the West Midlands, Hannah Fahy said: “We are delighted to be working with the Krazy Races as the charity partner for three of the five events in 2022, and we can’t wait to see our very own Macmillan soap box competing in the race! “The race was hugely successful in 2019, and it’s fantastic to see them resuming next year following Covid – this time in five cities across the UK. The races are a great opportunity to raise vital funds for Macmillan, so that we can continue to do whatever it takes for people living with cancer, and it’s exciting to be working closely with the Krazy Races team again as we did in 2019.

“As well as having our own soap box competing, there will be opportunities for race participants to fundraise for Macmillan, and we will also be at the events with information stands, tombola’s and cake stalls. We are really looking forward to the Krazy Races, and hope to see plenty of people there.” Applications open today to enter a team in the 2022 Wolverhampton Krazy Races. All information on how to enter can be found on The Wolverhampton Krazy Races website www.krazyraces.co.uk




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