The second annual UK Soapbox Challenge set to take place at Sunderland’s Herrington Country Park

Following 2018’s successful debut of the UK Soapbox Challenge, Hot Event Solutions is pleased to announce the return of the family fun day to take place on Saturday 17th August 2019.

The Soapbox Challenge will again be held at the Herrington Country Park in Sunderland with its backdrop of the stunning Penshaw Monument.

50 soapbox racers will compete on a redesigned 450-meter race track, tackling twists and turns in their homemade vehicles. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest time, best in show and more.

In addition to the exciting daylong race, attendees are invited to visit the giant funfair, watch live local bands and tribute acts, browse the craft fair and purchase delicious food from a selection of local food stalls from around the North East. A beer tent and bar will also be available.

Hot Event Solutions – Official Launch Video

The Event Director of Hot Events Solutions, Martin Tulip said:

“Last year built a great foundation for what we aim to be a solid feature in the North East’s event, scheduled for years to come. 2019 sees our return to Herrington Country Park with some massive improvements. A much better staring ramp will propel soapboxes at a much faster pace down our redesigned track!

We’ve spent a lot of time working on the live music offering, bringing everything together to create a great family day out. There’s also a number of free activities taking place across the day as well as funfair rides, attractions, and a large food selection. We guarantee a great day out for people of all ages.”

Last year’s Soapbox Challenge had a huge 20,000 attendees, so purchase tickets using the details below to make sure you don’t miss out.

Customer tickets start from just £3.00 with a family pass available for just £18.00. More information can be found at

Places are still available for soapbox racers to compete in this exciting challenge. More details can be found on the UK Soapbox website.

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