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Monday, September 09 2013

Soapbox Derby '13: One Week Left to Enter

Adapted from two Montague Soapbox Races press releases:

Get ready to race in the Montague Soapbox Derby on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013!  The racer deadline to register is next Monday, September 16th.  Don't let it pass you by, racer applications will NOT be accepted on the day of the race.

Visit to sign up for one of the 100 available slots. We've kept the advance racer fees at the same rate as last year to make it affordable.  As an incentive, the first 25 racers will get some free derby shwag.

We are also looking for race day volunteers; please let us know if you can help. We've got t-shirts and other collectibles for volunteers, and we'll provide refreshments.

We will be listing daily info and thanking sponsors on our Facebook page as they come aboard. Please check it out, like it, and pass it on.

For those of you who participated last year, note that we will have two reliable back-up generators to avoid any electrical interruptions. We apologize for last year's long interruption and will conduct intensive public relations to boost attendance.

If you have questions, please visit the website, they'll all be answered there.

About the Derby

The Fourth Annual Montague Soapbox Derby will be held at Unity Park in Turners Falls, MA. Up to 100 derby carts will compete for real metal trophy cups and local artist-rendered style-trophies.

The Official Derby Announcers will include Montague ex-selectboard member Pat Allen, current selectboard member Michael Nelson, Montague town clerk Deb Borbeau, and our master of ceremonies will again be the Duke of Sports, Russ Brown.

Entry forms are available online, at MCTV (34 2nd Street, Turners Falls), and at the Montague Town Hall (1 Avenue A, Turners Falls).

The Montague Soapbox Derby is a fundraiser for Montague Community TV.  For more information, call Race Director Mik Muller. (413) 320-5336