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ENTER NOWThere’ll be thrills and spills aplenty at this year’s all new Gannonball Run which takes place in Dungannon Town Centre on Saturday 28th September! This is the sixth year of the event and entries are now open for contestants to give the all new course a run for its money!

Cross the inventiveness of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with the maneuvers of Wacky Races and you have the ingredients for one of Ireland’s most original and colourful soap box races – The Gannonball Run. The steep incline of Dungannon’s Scotch Street has all the traction and power that’s needed to transform these beautiful and painstakingly crafted trucks into absolute flying machines.

With the excitement of a new route, more elaborate obstacles and the added element of the race being hosted at night (never mind the crashes!) this year’s event is set to be the best ever. Eat your heart out Caractacus Potts and Dick Dastardly!

Are you brave enough to tackle the challenge of a new race course? Do you have the imagination to wow the crowd with your costumes and soap box design? Or are you simply ‘up for the craic’ and willing to take part in Dungannon’s most memorable annual event?

Councillor Walter Cuddy – Chairman of the organising committee is urging the entire community to get involved, either as an entrant or a spectator. He says: “We are delighted to announce that Hagan’s Bar is supporting the event once again. There is a new twist on this year’s Gannonball Run with the event being held at night using the steep incline of Scotch Street as the race route for the first time. Thrill seeking families, businesses, community groups and individuals are now invited to submit their entry form and get working on a wacky, road racer. The event attracts spectators from near and far so make sure you are part of it!”

Gannonball Run Soapbox Race 2013 Results
Fastest Overall Entry: Newtown Precision Engineering
King of the Hill (Fastest Single Run): McClean Motorsport
Best Crash and Burn: Tri Hards
Best Dressed Team: Rotary Crackers
Most Imaginative Entry: Rotary Crackers
Fastest Junior Section: Courtney Crash Repairs

The Gannonball Run is organised by Dungannon Regeneration Partnership and Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council in association with Dungannon Enterprise Centre, FirstWave Design, STEP, Dungannon Traders Association, Dungannon and District Motorcycling Club and Dungannon Motor Club.


Event Manager

028 8772 8615 / 8602

Council Offices, 24 Northland Row, Dungannon. BT71 6AP


Gannonball Run 2013