KRAZY Races will not be returning to Northwich next year after the town council decided to 'rest' the event.

The free-to-attend soapbox derby will not take place in 2024, organisers Sarah Belcher Events Limited has confirmed.

More than 15,000 people flooded the streets of Northwich for this year’s race, raising thousands of pounds for local charities.

However, Northwich Town Council has now decided to bench the event 'for the foreseeable future', having first hosted it in 2022.

Danny Scoffin, head of brand and strategic development at Sarah Belcher Events, said: “It has been such an incredible honour to bring Krazy Races to Northwich over the last couple of years.

“We are really sad not to be returning to Northwich next year but we have agreed with the council's decision that the time is right to rest the event.

“Although we currently have no plans to return to Northwich, never say never. We would love to return in the not-too-distant future.”

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He added: “We would like to say thank you to all our teams, sponsors, charities and spectators who have worked with us since our first event.

“We would also like to say a massive thank you to the fantastic team at Northwich Town Council who have been brilliant partners.”

Organisers are now looking for a new venue in Cheshire for 2024.

Mr Scoffin said: “Our aim is to bring our brand of crazy, wacky fun to as many people across the country as possible, creating unique memories that last a lifetime while helping rejuvenate high streets up and down the country.

“Northwich was my local Krazy Races so I am personally committed to replacing the Northwich event with another Cheshire location to give our Northwich audience a great day out that isn’t too far away.”

Northwich Guardian: Mayor of Northwich councillor Jane Thomas at the 2023 Krazy RacesMayor of Northwich councillor Jane Thomas at the 2023 Krazy Races (Image: Newsquest)

Northwich Town Council have not yet confirmed the specific reasons behind the decision to rest Krazy Races, but have said they are looking to get "value for money" with new events.

A spokesperson said:  “Northwich Town Council along with local partners were the main sponsors and supporters of the Krazy Races in 2022 and 2023 and we were thrilled that these events were well attended on both occasions by the local community.

"We wish Sarah Belcher all the best for future events and thank her team for the last 2 years in Northwich.

"The council and its partners are always looking to bring new and exciting events to the town which we will continue to deliver, it is our goal to create a varied calendar of events throughout the year for the whole community and local business.

"All events are looked at to ensure we deliver the best possible experience and value for money."