Limited tickets are available for the Dunmow Soapbox Race, which is the largest independent soapbox race in the UK.

On Sunday, May 5, Great Dunmow Round Table will crown their fifth winner as homemade soapbox vehicles race to the finish line.

Due to the popularity of the event, ticketing has been introduced to accommodate the 20,000 plus people expected to attend this year.

A Great Dunmow Round Table spokesperson said: "We have taken the decision to ticket the event for the safety of our audience and to create a better experience for them."

Tickets are available from Tickets cost £5 for adults and are free for children under 10.


The event takes place from 10.30am to 5pm, and also features entertainment for children and a variety of food, bars and stalls.

A description of the event reads: "Watch as our racers take on jumps, obstacles and a few special suprises as they battle it out to be crowned champion of the Great Dunmow Soapbox Race 2024.

"Powered by nothing but courage and gravity, these brave racers will be putting their homemade karts and bodies through their paces while raising much needed funds for important charities."