What happens when?

Burghfield Boxkart Bash takes place on Sunday 24th June 2018.

Event Schedule

0900 Hermits Hill closed to traffic

1100 Gates Open – Come and meet the teams in the pits

1145 Guide Dog Display at Guide Dogs HQ

1200 Racing Starts – The fun begins…

1300 England vs Panama Live on big screen TV

1330 Guide Dog Display at Guide Dogs HQ

1400 Vintage Tractor Grand Parade

1700 Racing Complete – Make your way to The Hatch  for the prize giving

1800 After Party at The Hatch Gate Inn – Live Music and a Buffet

1900 Hermits Hill re-opens

What is the best viewing spot?

Anywhere along the course will give you a great view of the Karts but there are 3 main areas:

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association HQ

This is our pit area. Go here to see the Karts up close and chat to the teams. Once racing begins , this is a good place to see the start and the Dog Leg Chicane.

Here you will also find a Bar, burgers, chips and more from So Fast, So Good and toilets.

Roselawn Corner

In front the Roselawn hotel is the fastest area of the track. This is where the new Super Soaker feature is located – water pistols for sale – and the Roselawn Kicker – scene of some spectacular crashes last year!

Here you will also find another Bar, food from the Mortimer Sausage Company and Mingo’s Caribbean BBQ as well as toilet facilities.

The Hatch

The finish line is at The Hatch. Cheer you favourite Karts as they cross the line!

The Hatch will feature a big screen TV showing highlights of the Box Kart racing and

England vs Panama Live

For the kids, there will be a range of family entertainment including a Funfair.

Of course, The Hatch will have yet another Bar, and more food options, including curry by Burghfield Spices and toilets.


All the bars serve a range of real-ale from local breweries, chilled lager, cider by local producer Tutt’s Clump, wine & prosecco and soft drinks.

To reduce our usage of single-use plastic, we charge a £2 deposit for a reusable glass. At the end of the event you can keep the glass to reuse at home, donate your deposit to charity or return the glass to the bar for a refund. If you already have one of our reusable glasses from another Burghfield Santa’s event bring that along instead!

Card payments, including cash-back, are accepted at all the bars.

World Cup Football – England vs. Panama

Can’t choose between Box Kart Racing and watching England’s  group game? You don’t have to!

There will be a mammoth 4m x 3m big screen TV at The Hatch broadcasting the match live.

Enjoy the game with all your mates and have a beer to celebrate, or drown your sorrows. Then return to the hill to see the rest of the Box Kart racing.

Please note that the organisers take no responsibility for England’s performance. That’s down to Southgate and the boys.

Come on England!

2018 Burghfield Box Kart Bash Awards

Parkers are proud sponsors of the 2018 Burghfield Box Kart Bash Awards.

  • King of the Hill – Fastest Kart
  • Best Engineered Kart
  • Best Novelty Kart
  • People’s Favourite – Chosen by you
  • Most Air – Longest Jump

Vote for People’s Favourites at boxkart.org.uk/vote
or use the voting slip in the programme

Don’t miss the awards presentation at The Hatch after the racing completes.

Grand Parade

The problem with Karts is that the only go down-hill!

To get them back to the top of the hill our friends at the Thames Valley branch of the National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club have come to the rescue.

They will be towing all the karts back up the course giving you an opportunity to see their vintage tractors and the karts up close.