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#AmazingAccrington Soapbox Challenge

Type:Competition/Game

Accrington Town Centre, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1LP

Tel: 01282 426846

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#AmazingAccrington Soapbox Challenge

After a hugely successful #AmazingAccrington Soapbox Challenge in September 2018, organisers are gearing up to host it for a second year.

The last event saw 21 contestants, over 8000 spectators, and a flurry of family fun stalls and activities. ‘Soapbox cars’ were historically made from wooden soap crates, hence the name, but materials have become more varied since the first publicly recorded Soapbox race in 1904!

Competitors will be challenged to create a four-wheeled non-motorised Soapbox vehicle, using only gravity for fuel and speed. The soapbox must have a form of steering, the ability to brake and competitor safety helmets must be worn – aside from that, there are no rules … it’s simply the first to reach the finishing line wins!

Novelty prizes will also be awarded to competitors such as the Best Soapbox Design and Best Team Costume.

Last year saw the inaugural Soapbox Challenge raise £1664 for local charity, Maundy Relief. You can be a part of making a difference this year, with the winner of the challenge choosing a local charity to donate to.

Categories are:

– Businesses

– Charities and Community Groups

– Family and Friends

A static display of cars, including Group B Rally Cars, will also be on display in the Town Centre on the day.

After a hugely successful #AmazingAccrington Soapbox Challenge in September 2018, organisers are gearing up to host it for a second year.

The last event saw 21 contestants, over 8000 spectators, and a flurry of family fun stalls and activities. ‘Soapbox cars’ were historically made from wooden soap crates, hence the name, but materials have become more varied since the first publicly recorded Soapbox race in 1904!

Competitors will be challenged to create a four-wheeled non-motorised Soapbox vehicle, using only gravity for fuel and speed. The soapbox must have a form of steering, the ability to brake and competitor safety helmets must be worn – aside from that, there are no rules … it’s simply the first to reach the finishing line wins!

Novelty prizes will also be awarded to competitors such as the Best Soapbox Design and Best Team Costume.

Last year saw the inaugural Soapbox Challenge raise £1664 for local charity, Maundy Relief. You can be a part of making a difference this year, with the winner of the challenge choosing a local charity to donate to.

Categories are:

– Businesses

– Charities and Community Groups

– Family and Friends

A static display of cars, including Group B Rally Cars, will also be on display in the Town Centre on the day.

Opening Times

Soapbox Challenge (31 Aug 2019)
DayTimes
Saturday11:30 - 15:00

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