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24th July 2019

The Soapbox is coming, here is everything you need to know!

With only days to go, things are heating up! In this post, we will reveal some more information about our 2019 event and answer your questions about the day. So first let’s take a look at the event and how you can get entry. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the button below, these tickets […]

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24th July 2019

Soapbox Team’s Big Reveal (Almost)

Fishing for clues?! Almost two months to the big day and we’re ready to give you all a few clues as to what we’re up to this year…. In the last blog I said we were ‘going green’ and I have to hold my hands up to chucking in a few red herring(ton)s! For those […]

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24th July 2019

Going Green and Hoping for Gold!

Going Green and Hoping for Gold! Well, after some arm wrestling and late night negotiations The Lambton Legends have decided to go green with our soapbox entry this year. We’re recycling last year’s chassis and it’s been transformed from cool blue to a funky shade of green. Tony, our Chief Engineer is rather excited at […]

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24th July 2019

Top 5 tips for building a Soapbox

With our event coming up this August, we thought we would let you know our top 5 tips for building your own Soapbox. We spoke to our teams this year and have come up with the top 5 tips! Want to enter a team? Fill in your application online now by clicking here! 1. Give […]

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24th July 2019

Event Update: Information on the day and FAQs

Over the past few months, we have been focusing on making our 2019 event bigger and more fun-filled than last years, we have also been collecting questions from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram about the event that we will answer in this post. If you haven’t followed us on Social Media already, it is a great […]

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24th July 2019

Another Year Another Soapbox – Our Build for 2019

Here we go again! Very soon our lives will be taken over by everything to do with building our ‘new’ soapbox, designing our costumes and putting together a wacky performance. And we are all very excited about it! Last year was the first time any of us had had anything to do with soapboxing building […]

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24th July 2019

Thousands attend Sunderland’s first Soap Box Challenge event

Competitors were aiming for soap and glory as the city’s first ever Soap Box Challenge got off to a flying start. Forty teams from around the region got on their marks to race down the course in Herrington Country Park in their specially-made motorless vehicles. From a furry dog car inspired by the film Dumb […]

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24th July 2019

The Wacky creations that took part in North East Soapbox Challenge, Sunderland

THOUSANDS of people turned out for the North East Soapbox Challenge featuring dozens of wacky creations. The quirky family day at Wearside’s Herrington Country Park was joined by Greggs (Bakers) Foundation, The Roundhouse, Tharsus and the likes of Parkside Community Centre. Youth workers, groups of friends and family groups , all who had had built their […]

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24th July 2019

Soapbox action in Sunderland sees racers out to clean up the competition

It was a case of the wacky races in Sunderland this Saturday as crowds turned out for The North East Soapbox Challenge. Organisers of the quirky family day at Herrington Country Park were expecting around 15,000 spectators at what they billed as the region’s largest free event. And families flocked to watch as the action got under […]

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