Springfield Community Billy Cart Race
The annual Springfield Community Billy Cart Race has become a Father’s Day tradition, with each race category taking on the Sinnathamby Boulevard hill to see who will take home the winners trophy.
2012 event details
Date: Father’s Day, Sunday 2 September 2012
Venue: USQ Springfield Campus, Sinnathamby Boulevard
Flash Harry’s Sinnathamby Race (Junior & Senior)
To compete in both the Junior and Senior Flash Harry’s Sinnathamby Races the billy carts must comply with the Flash Harry’s Sinnathamby Race construction requirements (PDF* 424KB) and be approved by the Chief Marshall.
Dare Devil Race (ages 5-17)
The construction requirements (PDF* 306KB) for billy carts entered in this race category are more relaxed and allow for home-made billy carts that may not have brakes. Billy carts must receive approval to race by the Chief Marshall.
The Dare Devil Race is 150 metres long, beginning at the top of Sinnathamby Boulevard.
For each of the Junior and Senior Flash Harry's and Dare Devil races the following prizes will be awarded:
Prizes will also be awarded to:
slowest bill cart
most innovatively designed billy cart
best presented billy cart and team. This is based on the presetnation of the driver, their cart and their behaviour on the day.
Raffles will be drawn on the day of the event with one free ticket given to each entrant during registration.
To ensure that the event is both fun and safe for all participants and spectators, rules and billy cart construction requirements have been established and must be followed at all times. The Conditions of Entry and Rules (PDF* 190KB) are drawn up to give everybody an equal chance and to provide every possible safety precaution.
To confirm compliance with rules, all billy carts and drivers are to be presented by 8.00am on Sunday 2 September at the USQ Springfield campus. If a billy cart does not meet the construction requirements or is not deemed safe; participant clothing requirements (PDF* 130KB) are not met or the signed indemnity form is not submitted, participants will not be permitted to continue.
If all requirements are met, participants will be required to undertake a test run to demonstrate the steering, braking and general safety of their billy cart. If any of these are deemed unsatisfactory by the marshals, the participant will not be permitted to compete.
Entry and indemnity
All entrants must read, sign and submit the indemnity form prior to entering the race. If an entrant is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must sign on their behalf. Failure to comply with the Conditions of Entry and Rules (PDF* 190KB) or with directions from race marshals on the day may result in an entrant being personally liable for any injury or damage they cause.
All entrants accept that billy cart racing has the potential to cause personal injury and/or damage and enter at their own risk.
Please complete the entry form (DOC 50KB) for each billy cart briver.
The front car park at the USQ Springfield campus will be closed. Please park in the rear car parks behind the USQ Building or behind the Accommodation Village.
For further information, please contact Springfield Events or Samantha Miles.
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