There are seven race categories:

Under 12
Down Mostyn St (between Andrew and Urquhart St)

Under 16
Down Mostyn St (between Andrew and Urquhart St)

16+ Open
Down Mostyn St (between Andrew and Urquhart St)

Pro Level
From the top of Mostyn St (Burke & Wills Monument)

Dr. Norma Gray Community Spirit Award
Norma Gray was a pioneer in the early days of the Australian Soap Box racing winning the Australian Soap Box Championship race in 1951. Norma went on to support and inspire a generation of women through her work in education. Norma, our own homegrown hero will be presenting the Community Spirit Award. This award represents values such as overcoming adversity, perseverance and co-operation.

Most Salvaged Cart
This category is sponsored by The Salvage Yard and will be judged on the best use of recycled/second hand materials. This is in the tradition of billy carts; making something out of nothing.

Most Creative Cart (Trishy Hay Memorial Trophy)
This category is in memory of Patricia Hay. No one loved a kooky community event more than Trish. She was also incredibly creative. Hence, we encourage people to get as creative as possible. This category is completely open to interpretation and is open to all billy carts- whether they race or not. Anything goes!
Additionally, carts deemed unsuitable/too dangerous for racing can be entered into this category and still go home with a prize.


2017 Race Results