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Race in wheelie bins planned for Douglas Carnival

Town centre manager Michelle OMalley, left, with Jane Knowles and Newell Balance from the Salty Seafarers wheelie bin race team

Town centre manager Michelle OMalley, left, with Jane Knowles and Newell Balance from the Salty Seafarers wheelie bin race team

The race is on for the first 20 teams willing to take on the challenge of Douglas Carnival’s Wheelie Bin drag race on Saturday, July 19.

It’s first come, first served to claim one of the 20 240-litre domestic wheelie bins provided by Douglas Council and headline the carnival cavalcade when takes place at 6.30pm and travels the full length of Douglas promenades.

Each team must comprise three people who are being asked to customise their race outfits and bins and transform them into what a council spokesperson said would be ‘Formula 1 fabulousness’.

Rules and regulations are available from the Douglas Carnival website, douglascarnival.im.

There’s also champagne for the winning team, either for spraying in true Formula 1 fashion or drinking.

A council spokesperson said: ‘The runners-up will receive a bottle of something with bubbles, could be cava, could be bath foam, depends on the discount.

‘And for third place? Well, it’ll be a bottle, but we can’t guarantee the contents won’t be more paint stripper than pinot.’

Entry forms can be downloaded from douglascarnival.im. Would-be participants will also have to supply a sketch of the design they’re planning for the bin to Douglas Development Partnership in Victoria Street, Douglas.

For more information call 696304 or email carnival@douglas.gov.im.

 

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