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Montague, Soapbox Races

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

The Seventh Annual Montague Soapbox Races are coming, and will again be held in Turners Falls on the Unity Park hill. All past racers are invited to register for the 2024 competition.

This year, race day is Sunday, June 2nd, 2024, at noon. You can fill out the online form here. Registration is open now. Deadline is Wednesday, May 29th.

There will be no same-day cart registration. You must register in advance.

In addition to earning $4850 for the Montague Parks & Recreation Department last year, thanks in part to primary sponsor Greenfield Savings Bank, we had twenty racers go down the hill, with some breaking speed records (37 MPH recorded for the first time) and some spectacular (soft) crashes, as well as amazing cart designs.

All carts must be hand-built, and anyone from 8 to 80 yrs old can race.

The popularity of the event, and the sport itself, is evident in the distances people will drive to race their carts. We’ve had racers come from as far away as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York State, and of course Vermont and New Hampshire. Most of these people came to town, stayed overnight, ate local fare, and put on displays of ingenuity and daring-do for the onlookers. Please come out for the races and give them your support.

The Montague Soapbox Races are organized by the Montague Recreation Department as a fundraiser for their programming scholarships. We are looking for sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and of course racers! If you are interested in going down the hill, volunteering, or helping fund this unique event, please visit the race website, where you can find the full year’s schedule and forms to register your cart or your intention to sponsor or volunteer (get a free t-shirt, hey!).

Ready? Set… GO!

Unity Park hill, 1st Street, Turners Falls, MA


June 2
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT