Montague Soapbox Races Gearing Up

Organizers call for vendors, underwriters and drivers

Turners Falls -- The wheels will be spinning 'round and 'round again when the Third Annual Montague Soapbox Races comes to Unity Park in Turners Falls, MA, on Sunday, September 16, at 12:00 noon.

The race organizers are expecting about seventy five racers this year, including a group from Sharon, CT, and several from Brattleboro, VT.  Most of last year's Montague racers are entering again, with some entering additional carts.

Race organizers hope to hold another successful event for the town, and the region. "The race last year was amazing and surprised everyone, including me" said Muller, referring to the number of spectators who showed up and the stories that were told afterwards. He hopes this year will be twice as big.

This year access to Turners Falls will be easier as the "White Bridge" over the Turners Falls Canal will be open in both directions.

Racers will be again divided into three divisions: Kids (8-12); Teens (13-19); and Adult (20+). Real metal trophies will be awarded to the fastest three carts in each division, with additional custom-made trophies, made by local artisans, awarded to carts based on style.

Applications for racers are being accepted right now, with the deadline coming up soon. Those interested in racing are asked to go to the official website,, and download and print the form and send it in with their entry fee check of $25.

The race organizers are also looking for race sponsors and volunteers. Forms for sponsors are also available on the website. The deadline is September 11th for them.

Alana Holmes Martineau, the lead singer from Ruby's Complaint and past winner of Valley Idol, will be singing the National Anthem, and the Rendezvous will again sell beer.

A great day of racing is expected by all.

For more information, visit the official race website,