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3rd December 2020

⚠️IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2020⚠️

We’ve been working extremely hard to ensure The 2020 North East Soapbox Challenge At Herrington Country Park Sunderland went ahead. However as time has passed it has become clear that should the current regulations be scaled back prior to the event date, encouraging or practising social distancing would be impossible given the nature of the […]

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3rd December 2020

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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3rd December 2020

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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3rd December 2020

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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