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Monday 28th August 2017

Come along and join us for a daring but hilarious day out on Micklegate.

The Autohorn Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge is back on Monday 28th August 2017 and Minster FM are once again proud to be the media partners for this amazing spectacular event taking place from 10am on Monday 28th August 2017.

In this full day event, 50 teams from around the region will compete, racing their home-made soapbox carts across the ancient cobbles to raise money for charity and win the trophy. Starting from a 5m high ramp near Micklegate Bar on the south west corner of the walled city, the carts will shake and vibrate their way down the hill towards the River Ouse.

Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge

Promising to be a fantastic, fun day out for the whole family. During the day spectators and competitors will be able to enjoy live music, street food, children’s rides and much more. The numerous cafés, restaurants, pubs and bars will be geared up to welcome the crowds.

Minster FM will be hosting a Roadshow stage with live entertainment throughout the day from Ben Fry and Harry Hometime.


Here's what happened at last year's Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge...



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Teams Competing...

Team name

Name of company

YHA York

YHA York

Gulf Racing


Pocklington Carpets

Pocklington Carpets Ltd

Scarcroft Primary School

Friends of Scarcroft School and Your Bike Shed

The Smoggies

Sponsored by Mark Roberts engineering

The Paragonians

Paragon Creative

Cobbled Together

Focus Fireplaces Ltd

CommScope Star


Yorkshire Air Museum

Yorkshire Air Museum



Northern Scavengers


Royal Hair Force

TD Fifteen Hairdressing - Micklegate

York Digital Image

York Digital Image

The Wastebusters Wagon

St Nicks

El Capitan in the Amigo Haybaler

Amigo Holidays

The Thirlby Job

Terry Cree Motorsport

Bishopton Flyers

Bishopton Vets

Ragnors Hero's (York Rescue Boat)


Make It York

Make It York

DWA for Dementia

York Teaching Hospital Charity

Monster Mash

Monstergroup UK

York College

York College, Engineering Department

York Van Centre

York Van Centre

Stonegate Medical

Stonegate Medical Clinic

York Octopush


Coastliner Cruisers

Transdev Blazefield

Business Waste Ltd

Business Waste Ltd

Wetwheels Yorkshire

Wetwheels Yorkshire CIC

Bad Falcon


Hudson's Diggers

Hudson plant and excavations

Robinsons Cafe

Robinsons Cafe

Hare Raisers


Autohorn Fleet Services

Autohorn Fleet Services

The Army


York's Chocolate Story

York's Chocolate Story

Millthorpe School & Coalters Estate Agents

Millthorpe School & Coalters Estate Agents

The League of Yorkshire Gentlemen

Trans2 Logistics Ltd

Team Transplant & Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Melton Machine Engineering

HomeStart York


Death On Wheels

York Maze Hallowscream

Tang Hall SMART

Tang Hall SMART

The Islanders

The Island


Legend Club Management Systems

Boot and show


Duct Apes

Martin Design Associates Ltd


Brewdog York

Team Hutch



The following trophies will be presented on the day...

  • Trophy for the Winner of the Autohorn Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge (The fastest run)
  • Trophy for the best design and built cart
  • Trophy for most innovative design of cart
  • Trophy for best novelty/themed Soapbox design
  • Trophy for best turned out soapbox team
  • Trophy for most entertaining team routine
  • Trophy for the team raising the most money for charity
  • Trophy for the team that won the judges hearts
  • Trophy for the judges most memorable moment