Pohutukawa Coast Rotary are running the popular Beachlands Maraetai Trolley Derby in 2021. Conceived in 2016 and after a gap in 2020, the aim is to make the trolley derby bigger and better. The event draws racers form the locality and beyond, up to 50 at a time. Those racing age from six to adults, from sophisticated trolleys to the less sophisticated. See photo gallery or watch the video to get some ideas.
The event is popular with the public with lots of food and entertainment for the children, with prizes T shirts, caps and medals for participants. Run in one of Auckland Council’s parks the course winds through paddocks with breath-taking views of the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island and Rangitoto The event is open to everyone and trolleys can be entered in the following categories: -.
- COASTERS: The trolley driver is between the ages of six and 10 years of age on race day.
- 11 to 14: The trolley driver is between the ages of 11 and 14 years of age on race day.
- 15 to 18: The trolley driver is between the ages of 15 and 18 on race day.
- MANIACS: Adults over the age of 18 that love a challenge and are happy to embarrass themselves
There are rules and requirements that govern the event, all trolleys are assessed to make sure they are safe, whatever we can guarantee you will have fun. It will also be the only time you will be glad see a policeman with a radar gun pointing at you, the fastest speed clocked so far is 44 kph. Although the emphasis is on safety racers go at what speed they feel comfortable with, but beware of ‘Crash Corner’.
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