Mario Kart 7 has been racing around on 3DS screens since late last year, so many of us are probably getting pretty fast by now. That said, there's always someone with an online rank of 15,000 that blows the competition away. Nintendo is keen to encourage families of 3DS gamers to put that practice to good use, with a competition to find Britain's Fastest Family.

There'll be regional competitions throughout the UK this August, with the best racers progressing to a grand final in October: the winning family will receive a trophy, an assortment of prizes and a Honda Jazz Si. Details of how to enter are yet to be confirmed, but if you want to learn more or register your interest check out the press release below.

11th June, 2012 – Things are really heating up this summer as Mario Kart 7 on Nintendo 3DS fever looks set to sweep the Nation. Nintendo is on a mission to launch Britain’s biggest family gaming tournament as they search to find Britain’s Fastest Family with Mario Kart 7, the fun, family racing game.

Whoever is crowned Britain’s Fastest Family will become the proud owners of a stunning new Honda Jazz Si – not to mention a limited edition Mario Kart 7 trophy and a host of other incredible prizes. With all this to race for it is time to get practicing!

The Mario Kart 7 Britain’s Fastest Family Tournament will run across England, Scotland and Wales offering all Mario Kart 7 fans the opportunity to compete to get the fastest race times. Regional heats will take place throughout August but only the fastest will make the cut and gain a seat at the grand finale in October to be in with a chance to claim the car, title, trophy and incredible prizes.

Family ties will be tested to the max as the competition is to be made up exclusively of family teams. Young and old family racers alike will join forces to see off the intense competition via a mix of blistering speed and ruthless strategy. Expect no-holds-barred racing as Mario Kart 7 offers the ability to glide over the track as well as speed on the sea floor as you race underwater, all in glorious 3D.

Stay tuned for more information on how to take part as well as details on incredible prizes please visit

In the meantime get racing at home to select your fastest family members to enter to give your family the best chance of claiming victory. Whether it’s your dad, mum, or even your grandma, give everyone a go in the driving seat before entering the tournament.