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Shrewsbury Wacky Races shortlisted for BEST NEW OUTDOOR EVENT in the UK
28 Sep 2019

Sarah Belcher Events goes from strength to strength

Shrewsbury Wacky Races - shortlist for BEST NEW OUTDOOR EVENT in the UK 

This year saw Sarah Belcher events company go from strength to strength.  Sarah’s first event was Shrewsbury Wacky Races this May and was hugely popular and successful.  Shrewsbury Wacky Races is a Soapbox Derby style event that sees teams build soapbox and hurtle themselves down a hill in the Shrewsbury Quarry.

Sarah Belcher has been able to create an event that captured the imagination of Shrewsbury and engaged with business and community to create one of the best events Shropshire has ever seen.  Over 17,000 people came to see the inaugural event in Shrewsbury with over £20,000 being raised for a variety of charities.

Next year Sarah has already managed to bring back Shrewsbury Wacky Races on the 24th May 2020 and has created the brand Krazy Races.  Sarah is taking the event to Northwich in Cheshire on 14 June 2020 and is in negotiations with a venue in Worcestershire for next autumn.

Earlier this year Sarah Belcher Events company was a finalist for Shropshire Business Chamber Awards as Best New Business.  Sarah’s Shrewsbury Wacky Races event has just been shortlisted for a prestigious NOEA award (National Outdoor Events Association) for best new outdoor event in the UK.  Sarah will be competing against three other events in the category of Best New Event: Vibration Festival, Night at the Abbey and Balloons on the Beach. The award ceremony takes place late November in the city of Bath.

Sarah Belcher, said:

“We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award and just so grateful to the business and people of Shrewsbury, Shropshire and beyond for all the support they have given us over the past year.”  

Susan Tanner, NOEA’s Chief Executive, said: “This year again saw an increase in entries, and the quality of the submissions was also very high. Because of this we had a longer finalist list, and it’s been a real challenge for our judges to decide on the three or four shortlisted in each category.” 

Alistair Turner, Chair of the Judging Panel and Managing Director, EIGHT PR & Marketing, added: “The entries were again incredibly strong this year and shows our industry in really good health. We’ve been particular impressed by the increase in entries from the public sector, as well as a host of new and innovative supplier businesses. 

“It is a huge achievement for those shortlisted today and we look forward to seeing who is named as winners in November.” 

NOEA is the UK’s leading outdoor events trade association, representing outdoor event professionals across government, business, and through specialised areas such as policing and local government policy.