Hot Hatch

Kart Sponsorship Available  

“I feel the need, the need for speed” The Top Gun Naval Weapons School is where the best of the best train to refine their elite flying skill. None of Hot Hatch have been there!
Back to compete again, lessons learnt, redesigns in place, let us return to the heyday of aviators, huge hair and power ballads, and be prepared to have your breath taken away.
Mav, Goose, Iceman & Viper

Racing in aid of Sebastian’s Action Trust

Please sponsor us at

Team DB Building Services

Sponsored by DB Building Services 

We are a local building company with a great team. Last year we were Peppa Pig, this year we are going to be another well known childrens TV character, so we have decided to raise money for a great children’s charity – Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Can you guess who we will pick this year?

Racing in aid of Starlight Children’s Foundation

Please sponsor us at

Team Reading Metal Recycling 1

Sponsored by Reading Metal Recycling 

Last year the team from Reading Metal Recycling gave us one of the most innovative 2 man karts. Constructed from green recycling bins, one of the racers actually faced backwards careering down the course at 30+ mph. This year they have made some minor modifications to reduce the weight and hopefully increase their speed – let’s see how they get on.

Racing in aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Please sponsor us at

The Pitstoppers

Kart Sponsorship Available  

Third time’s the charm for the plucky Pitstoppers. They failed to finish in year one, crashing out on their second run down the hill. They finished 10th last year and have their slightly wonky wheels pointed at a podium spot in 2019.

Penelope and the other Whacky Racers are looking forward to seeing what challenges they’ll need to shrug off in their pursuit of Burghfield glory.

Racing in aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Please sponsor us at

Santa Cinemas Presents…

…an open air cinema extravaganza.

Well – we have the screen for Box Kart – so why not make use of it!

Saturday 22nd June 2019
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Burghfield Common
Venue opens 3pm

The Greatest Showman – Sing-Along

Film starts 4.30pm

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

On-screen lyrics so that you can sing-along

Bohemian Rhapsody

Film starts 8pm

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?’

Tickets No Longer Available

Sorry.  This event is SOLD-OUT.

Don’t forget to buy your Box Kart Tickets for the next day.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if its raining?
You get wet! Like all outdoor cinema events we don’t cancel if its raining, so please dress appropriately. Umbrellas are not allowed as they block other people’s view. We will have ponchos available for sale.
Will food and drink be available?
Of course. It’s a Santa event! We will have the legendary Santa Bar plus a range of food vendors. Challenge 25 will be in operation. Those who look under 25 who wish to purchase or consume alcohol will be challenged for ID.
Can I bring a picnic?
Yes but please leave the BBQ at home! You can bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks. Due to licensing laws, only alcoholic drinks purchased at the event can be consumed.  
What seating is provided?
The grass! Please bring along your own rug or camping chairs.
Can I bring the kids?
Yes. Who else would want to see Greatest Showman! Child price applies for under 14’s. Please also check the rating of both films for suitability. Bohemian Rhapsody is classified 12A parental advisory for children under 12. They must be accompanied by an adult. Due to licensing laws anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult in the bar area of the venue.
What about teenagers?
It’s tough being a teenager. Adult prices apply for 14 years old and upwards but at least you don’t have to sit with your parents! Due to licensing laws anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult in the bar area.
Can I get a refund?
Tickets are non–returnable and non-refundable except if the event is cancelled. In the unlikely event of cancellation due to extreme weather, or other circumstances beyond the organisers control, your money will be refunded in full.

Enter a Team

To enter at kart for the Burghfield Boxkart Bash just register below. You then have 14 days to  complete, sign and return the Indemnity Form and pay the non-refundable entry fee – £50 for individuals or £100 for corporate entries.

Any questions? Please contact the Race Administrator at .

About You

Your Name*

Your Email*

Your Mobile Number*

Your Team

Team Name*

Corporate Sponsor (if any)

Chosen Charity

Do you have previous experience of Soapbox racing?

Website Entry

Please provide information about the team and a picture for the website and programme. It can be funny, interesting or informative. You can make changes to this later so don't worry if its not perfect!

Enter it here or let us know if you want to use last year's entry for now

Team Description

Team Photo

Please use last year's description and/or picture for now


I confirm that
I have read and understood the Rules & Regulations and am aware of the risks involved in Soapbox Racing.
I will sign and return the Indemnity Form and pay the entry fee within 14 days.
I consent to having this website store my submitted information so that my registration can be processed.

Apply to Enter

If you and your friends/co-workers can collect sponsorship money, build a kart and then race it down a steep hill then why not enter?  You’ll have a great time and in the process raise money for Thames Valley Air Ambulance or your chosen charity.

In this section there is advice and guidance on How to Build a Kart, Top Tips for Fundraising and the all important Rules and Regulations.

If you are new to Soapbox racing, don’t worry. We’ll assign you a mentor to provide help & guidance if required.

Apply Now

Just register your details on our Registration page. You then have 14 days to  complete, sign and return the Indemnity Form and pay the non-refundable entry fee – £50 for individuals or £100 for corporate entries.

Any questions? Please contact the Race Administrator at .

Entry is limited to 30 teams, so sign up today!

2018 Burghfield Box Kart Bash Awards

People’s Favourite Award

Current Standing (online votes only)

  • Kart 22. The Rebel Force
  • Kart 26. Team DB Building Services
  • Kart 20. Team Hazzard
  • Kart 4. 24 Lemons
  • Kart 28. Knightprint Management
  • Kart 23. The Scream Machine
  • Kart 27. George’s Kart
  • Kart 9. Brum-hound SSC
  • Kart 16. The Steam Punks
  • Kart 1. ARGO
  • Kart 13. The Phoenix
  • Kart 12. Mongol Missile
  • Kart 2. Sorry chaps, moust-dash
  • Kart 6. Ka-chow! 2
  • Kart 30. Team Mortimer Sausage Company
  • Kart 10. Burghfield Bath Boys: Episode II – A New Soap
  • Kart 11. Dr Trendz
  • Kart 18. Team Craven Motor Club
  • Kart 29. Team Maximum
  • Kart 14. Ride like there’s no tomorrow
  • Kart 5. Appleton Racing
  • Kart 15. Rust Busters
  • Kart 25. Team Reading Metal Recycling
  • Kart 24. White Horse Timber Co
  • Kart 7. Army There Yetti
  • Kart 21. Team Staged
  • Kart 17. Return of the Macbeth
  • Kart 19. Hot Hatch
  • Kart 8. Blackhawk Explorers

Thank you for voting

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Parker’s are proud sponsors of the 2018 Burghfield Box Kart Bash Awards.

Burghfield Spices

Burghfield Spices will be providing a range of typically Indian dishes made with authentic Indian ingredients.

Where is it?

    • Hermits Hill
    • Burghfield Common
    • Reading
    • RG7 3YG

Burghfield Boxkart Bash takes place on the Reading Road (also known as Hermits Hill) between Burghfield Common and Burghfield. The  start point is at the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association  Headquarters and the end point at The Hatch.

By Car

Parking is located in the field at the corner of Sulhamstead Road and Clay Hill Road. Approximate postcode for Sat Nav RG30 3SE.

There is a £3 parking charge which, of course, goes to charity.

Disabled parking is on the corner of James Lane and Reading Road.

By Public Transport

Bus No 2/2a from Reading to Mortimer stops near the start and the end of the course.

By Bike

Bike parking is available at The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association HQ and The Hatch.  Please be aware that the road will be closed, so you will  need to dismounted and walk for Guide Dogs.

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
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.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. We will have water available for 4 legged friends at the bars, but please be aware that the pavements will be very crowded with thousands of people.

I live on Hermits Hill, will I have access during the event?

The Road will be closed from 9am until 6pm. If you think you will need to leave your house during the day then please arrange to have your car parked on James Lane, Reading Road prior to the road closure, we are aware than emergencies do happen – and if you desperately need to leave your property by car during racing, please contact the number you have been provided and give the team time to stop the race, ensure the course is clear of karts, move the race obstacles and escort your vehicle through the course.

Corporate Sponsorship

Sponsoring the Burghfield Box Kart Bash is a great way to show that you support the local RG7 community and also supports a range of worth-while causes.

Sponsorship opportunities start from as little as £50 and include:

    • Course banners
    • Exclusive sponsorship of the awards SOLD
    • Exclusive sponsorship of one of the bars Only One Remaining
    • Your banner on one of the course obstacles

You can also advertise in the official Box Kart Programme.

We are expecting 5,000 visitors so take advantage of this opportunity now.

Download our Sponsorship Guide or contact us at for details.

Thanks to the following companies who have already signed up as sponsors.