Quick Facts

Dates
Third Sunday in June
21st June, 2020
23rd June, 2019
Founded by
Burghfield Santas
Websites
Official Website
Hashtag
#BoxKartBashDay
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BoxKart Bash Day is a global celebration of the bonkers world of creating and designing non-motorized vehicles to career down hills, navigate courses and send engrossed crowds into raptures.

A crazy, fun-packed commemoration of rustic racing at its finest, teams compete in a dash to the line all in the aid of charity and personal pride.

Now celebrated the world over, BoxKart Bash Day is an ideal excuse to get together with creative chums, hone those DIY and mechanic skills and create a vehicular monster capable of leaving rivals in its wake.

For most, it’s a bit of fun, but make no mistake, the leading contenders want to win at all costs. For those who have always wondered if they have what it takes to negotiate chicanes at high speed without the opportunity to pursue a career in Formula 1, this could be the ideal chance to set the pulses racing and support a good cause to boot.

History of BoxKart Bash Day

BoxKart Bash Day has evolved from early Soap Box racing in the US. The first Soap Box Derby, which was held in Dayton in 1934, was won by 11-year-old Bob Turner from Muncie, Indiana.

Clearly possessing a talent for both design and driving, Turner, who built his wagon using wood from the bar of a local saloon, was heavily involved in the sport for decades after his first victory. BoxKart racing soon became an increasingly popular pursuit and is now celebrated in many countries, including the UK.

In 2000, the manufacturer of a global energy drinks brand launched an advertising campaign based on BoxKart racing followed by a series of events that challenged innovative thinkers and speedsters to compete against rival teams in front of massive audiences. Since then, this hobby has become even more popular, and communities all over the globe have been compelled to give it a go.

In the UK, one annual event hosted in Burghfield draws crowds of thousands, which watch in awe as carts come hurtling along the downhill course and carnage inevitably ensues.

How to celebrate BoxKart Bash Day

The best way to celebrate BoxKart Bash Day is undoubtedly to flex your design skills, channel your inner petrol-head and form a team ready and raring to compete against rival racers. For those who don’t fancy risking life and limb for a fun day out, why not look up events in the local area and join the crowds of spectators?

Most of the frantic, frenetic dashes are put on to raise money for charities, and often, there’s a host of things to do and activities in addition to the main event. Many events also offer refreshments, live music and raffles that you can support to boost the coffers.

BoxKart Bash Day is a chance to let loose, go crazy and embrace the fun and silliness of races filled with drama and tension, so why not get involved next time there’s a wacky race on in your area?