What is the Derby?
The 7th Annual Rouse Hill Billy Cart Derby will be held on Sunday 28th April 2019.
This event is a great opportunity for families and businesses from the greater Rouse Hill and Kellyville areas, and beyond, to come together and enjoy some fun and friendly competition racing push Billy Carts, in teams, along the Billy Cart track (Main Street, Rouse Hill Town Centre.
Who are the organisers of this event?
The Rouse Hill Billy Cart Derby is organised by Rouse Hill Community Baptist Church with assistance from Men In Action’s Bring A Mate project, and is run by volunteers from local community groups and churches. As a Not for Profit event we are sponsored by generous local businesses.
Why do we run the Derby?
There’re just not enough good old-fashioned, low cost fun activities for families these days. And we want to see dads & mums and their kids outside, enjoying time together as a family doing something a little different! It also gives local community groups a chance to reach out and interact with their community in positive ways.
How can we register to take part in the races?
The first step is to download and read our Terms and Conditions document which you can do from this page. When placing an entry, you must agree to these terms.
Then, just click on the Register Now button at the top of this page to complete your registration. Please note online registration will be available until 5 pm on Friday 26 April 2019. After that date you can still register in person at the event.
Within the event area there will also be lots of stalls, entertainment and activities, like jumping castles, face painting and lots more. So even if you’re not racing there will be lots to do and see.
Who can be involved in the Festival
We welcome local community, social/sporting, and church groups to participate in the derby and festival by running family friendly activities as part of the festival.
You can get more information about getting involved in the event by contacting Roger on 0478624418.
Can we build and enter our own carts in the event?
You sure can! Families are encouraged to spend time together building their own carts to enter in the races, but make sure you download the design guidelines to ensure your cart will comply with the rules of the event These are available on this page for download. You can also download instructions for making your own cart Remember to check the clothing/safety guidelines to ensure you have what you need to race in on the day. You can also enter one of the optional prize categories:
- Best decorated billy cart;
- Most eco-friendly design
- Best fancy dress
- Best billy cart design
If you would rather that an expert made you a customised cart that complies with our race day rules, you can contact Glenwood Men’s Shed. Phone Reg on 0418949446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will do that for just the cost of materials.
What if I don’t have a Billy Cart?
We know not everyone has the time and money to make their own cart, so this year our event sponsors have kindly provided for over a dozen carts made by local Men’s Sheds (Glenwood, Riverstone & Dural) ready for teams to use on the day of the event. All you need to do is register your team online and we’ll put you in one of our carts on the day – how cool is that!! Just make sure you check the guidelines to ensure you bring the right clothing and safety gear with you (e.g. bike helmets).
For other questions you may have, or for additional information about the event, check out the FAQS page of our site.
Billy Cart Decorating and Activity Day
This is a great school holiday activity for younger children who may not be old enough to compete in our Billy Cart derby (to be held on 28 April).
There will be Billy Carts available to decorate; place a brightly painted hand print on a cart and write your name underneath. See your cart competing on derby day. Try out one of our Billy Carts at walking pace on a safe course adjacent to the decorating area. Or enter the colouring competition.
There is no charge for any of the activities.
Rouse Hill Town Centre, Main Street, 10-14 Market Lane, Rouse Hill 2155
This document is a checklist for competitors in the 2019 Rouse Hill Billy Cart Derby to follow on the day to take part in races, whether they are bringing their own carts or are borrowing one of ours on the day.