No need to go downtown for a ‘soapbox derby’: North Admiral neighbors put on their own

(WSB photos by Katie Meyer)
The “soapbox race” downtown wasn’t the only one in Seattle today – Beverly invited us to check out the one that happened in her North Admiral neighborhood this afternoon/evening as part of its annual block party.

She explained in the invitation, “We neighbors around College between Walnut and 41st Ave. SW have an annual block party the second to last weekend in August each year” – and much of it is headquartered in her home’s front yard. “There are a lot of kids in the neighborhood, so this year we decided to have a soapbox derby!” In the photo below, that’s Beverly’s son Asa in the striped shirt on the right; he designed the cart with Tinkercad.

The derby featured kids of all ages – here’s 3-year-old Reider and 1-year-old brother Hudson:

Whatever the cart design – the neighborhood derby featured human-powered transportation at its finest! Some of it, animal-inspired:

Thanks to Beverly for letting us know about the derby so we could stop by. Something cool happening in YOUR neighborhood? Here’s how to reach us.

3 Replies to "No need to go downtown for a 'soapbox derby': North Admiral neighbors put on their own"

  • Sandal41 August 25, 2014 (8:37 am)

    Oh my goodness our block party was a success and our soapbox racing was a event was filled with smiles and laughter. Big shout out to the dads who worked so hard to get their kids racers ready to roll. Had the blog stayed longer, they could have gotten video of two moms crashing the red racer. I luv my neighborhood!!!

  • Diane August 25, 2014 (12:05 pm)

    sure wish those of us who live in Admiral could have been invited or alerted in time to go see this in person; bummed to have missed this (knew nothing about it)

    • WSB August 25, 2014 (1:00 pm)

      It wasn’t a public event, just a block party, but they invited local media to check out the ‘derby,’ and we took them up on it …

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