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The Whacky Races have been running in East Allington every year since 2005. It all started with an idea over a few beers in The Fortescue Arms and has grown into an established local event. The concept is simple. Homemade go-karts (or soap boxes) compete against the clock for the prestigous Luscombe Trophy. They race down East Allington’s steep hill, starting at the school, around the treacherous Fortescue corner and finish outside the Village Hall.  There are categories for adults and children and a variety of fun prizes including the best looking kart. Anyone can enter. All you need is a kart. The kart must have a proper steering system and brakes and be deemed by the event safety advisor as being safe to race.  Competitors must then sign their safety waiver, don their crash helmets and make their way to the top of the hill. The road is transformed into a Silverstone style race track for the day, with safety barriers, straw bales, advertising banners and bunting lining the route and hundreds of eager spectators cheering the brave racers through the village. As well as the racing there will be a whole host of stalls and attractions including a bouncy castle, face painting, donkey rides, tug-of-war competition, live music and a feast of food and drinks to keep the crowds sustained throughout the day.

 

The Buckland Tout Saints Hotel is the official accommodation provider for Whacky Races.

Call them for special rates for the Whacky Races weekend.  Tel. 01548 853055

 

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