Wolverhampton’s famous Dancing Bin Men will be the ‘team of honour’ at the City’s first soapbox style Krazy Races, due to take place next year.
The three stars- Jack Johnson, Henry Wright and Adrian Breakwell -went viral with their dance routines during the first lockdown and they are now calling for others to sign up for the award-winning Krazy Races.
The free-to-attend event will take place on August 21st through Wolverhampton city centre. Mr Johnson said his partner heard about the Krazy Races on the internet and suggested the Dancing Bin Men joined in too. He said:
“Our cart will definitely be something to do with bins and something along the lines of one of our videos. We definitely have a few ideas!
“The Krazy Races is all about having a laugh and it brings the community together. I would urge other people to sign up and design their carts too. It’s a chance to enjoy yourself and have a fantastic day.”
The Dancing Bin Men will be raising money for The Haven in Wolverhampton, which supports women and children, who have been subjected to Domestic Abuse, and women who are at risk of homelessness. Krazy Races will be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support after the 2019 event in Shrewsbury helped raise more than £20,000 for the charity and other causes but individual teams are encouraged to raise money for their own charities.
The Wolverhampton event will see thousands of spectators watching carefully crafted karts hurtle down a track, consisting of chicanes, obstacles, water features and more.
As well as Wolverhampton, The Krazy Races team has events happening in Northwich, Shrewsbury and Birmingham and Sandwell. Danny Phillips, Head of Marketing, urged people to sign up quickly in order to create a fantastic go-kart. He said:
“We’re so excited to bring the event to Wolverhampton for the first time and we are delighted to welcome our team of honour, the brilliant Dancing Bin Men.
“They certainly cheered my spirits in lockdown and I can’t wait to see what design they come up with. There are going to be some fantastic creations on the route!
“We urge businesses, charities and other groups and organisations to come forward and get creative.”
There will be 40 to 60 teams in the race with a knockout style competition and trophies going to ‘fastest winner’, ‘best dressed’, ‘most innovative design’ and more. Mr Phillips added:
“It’s such a fun team-building activity...not only do you need to work together to create the cart but you can also get into the competitive spirit to win
“For businesses, it’s a brilliant way to bring people together again after being isolated for so long and combined with raising money for charity and your own brand exposure at an event with more than 20,000 people, it makes for a fun, fantastic experience in all sorts of ways.
“For family and friends, why not get a team together and enjoy creating something fun after so much time apart? It’s something your children will never forget!”
Information on how to enter your team can be found on the Shrewsbury Krazy Races website.