Soap Box Derby Music & Beer Festival

Dear Participants and Sponsors,

The organizing committee decided to postpone the event by 6 months for various reasons. The main one being that most of our hotels are still very busy at this time of the year, the second being that there is no guarantee that the weather in December will be on our side. We apologize for any inconvenience caused in this last minute change of date. We look forward to keeping you in the loop of an even better event!

The new date is Friday December 12nd 2014.

The Organizing Committee.

After the great success of the KohSamui Midnight Run, the Thai Hotel Association of KohSamui is launching the very first KohSamui Charity Soap Box Derby Music & Beer Festival. The date set for the 6 hour long race is Friday December 12nd 2014 and the venue is Chaweng Lake.

The KohSamui Soapbox Derby Music & Beer Festival is organized by the THA and the staff working in the hotels on the island of KohSamui and will be held every year in June to mark the middle of a hard working season. The main event is a 6 hour soap box relay race which will draw in the whole community. There will be big crowds and various music concerts and parties. The organizers are also welcoming on board several beverage suppliers with a focus on beer, allowing visitors to try the different kinds of imported beers that can be found in Thailand.

Over 5,000 people are expected to gather for the occasion; numbers expected will equal those of the Koh Samui Midnight Run; these races will both be the largest party events organized on the island. Approximately 2000 hotel staff will be involved in the organization of the Soapbox Derby.

The participants will race in teams and will need to create and decorate their own soapboxes and have them ready well before the race. The soapboxes must also meet the strict criteria of race officials.

The race will consist of a 2km long circuit along Chaweng Lake and will last for a grueling 6 hours. It will start at 2PM on the 14th of June and finish at 8PM at night. The participants will register in teams and will need to keep their soap box rolling along the buzzing, music-filled shores of Chaweng Lake. Concerts will be taking place throughout the race. The organizers are expecting a big crowd for this very first Koh Samui Soapbox Derby and hope to see the charity event become one of the most popular events on the island.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to some very worthy causes: firstly, to Koh Samui’s new School for Autistic Children and secondly to the Green Project supported by the Hotel Associations.

The winning team as well the runner up and the third team will be awarded great prizes and trophies. Three additional prizes and trophies will be awarded to the most original & inventive soapboxes & teams. Every team member who crosses the finishing line will also receive a special commemorative medal.

The Mayor of Koh Samui Khun Ramnet Jaikwang, together with the presidents of the THA and the TAKS, along with Bangkok Airways’ PR team and all the participating sponsors will be there to hand out trophies and awards to the winners.

Many spectators will turn up to cheer and join in the celebrations while the competitors race along the shores of Chaweng Lake and listen to the various concerts organized during the entire 6 hours. Definitely, this is an event not to be missed.

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