After an extremely successful debut event last year, the Great Dunmow Round Table is to host its second ever soapbox race this spring.

Up to 60 teams will battle it out to be crowned champion as they take on jumps, encounter some near misses and smash into some spectacular crashes all in the name of charity

Last year, crowds of up to 6,000 cheered on 35 courageous teams who raced against the clock to be in the chance of winning first prize.

The race was a runaway success and saw families from across Great Dunmow and Essex go along and enjoy a free day of sunshine, soapbox, craft stalls and other entertainment.

It is a sport made famous by Red Bull which sees everyday people create homemade go-karts powered by nothing but gravity and sheer courage.

Soapboxes are usually decorated with a novelty theme and are put through their paces by the obstacles sometimes resulting in spectacular crashes making it a great spectacle - if not a little painful for those racing.

The money raised from the event will be going directly to Great Dunmow Round Table, a charity made up of men aged from 18 to 45 who voluntarily hold fundraising events for local charities and causes including schools, clubs and individuals who need a helping hand.

This year will be bigger and better with more challenging obstacles, a faster course and maybe even a water based jump.

A giant screen will be broadcasting the races for everyone can see and more entertainment will be available for people of all ages.

The event will remain free for spectators making it a brilliant family day out like no other.

Quite simply, this will be a must see event and entries to take part are now open.

Organisers are looking for daring schools, businesses, clubs and members of the public to take part in the event on Sunday, May 26.

You can enter by visiting