We have some amazing prizes for the 2024 raffle, thanks to the generosity of local businesses. First prize is a Two Night Lake District break for two at the fantastic Appleby Manor in the Eden Valley, donated by the Cowpers Oak, Weston Underwood and The Horseshoe,...
It’s official – the Olney Pancake Race is confirmed for Tuesday 13 February 2024 and we’re looking forward to welcoming runners, friends and visitors from the UK and further afield! 2024 also marks the 75th anniversary of the International Race, run against the town...
Eloise Kramer triumphed in the historic Olney Pancake Race on Shrove Tuesday 21 February 2023, completing the 415-yard course in a time of just 65 seconds. She was a first-time entrant to the race and took the lead from the start in a field of 20 runners. Eloise said...
73rd Annual Pancake Race against Liberal, Kansas
This is the 75th race of the new era since the event was re-established in 1948, and the 73rd race against Liberal, Kanses, USA.
Ladies of Olney only
Be part of history
This is an historic event that takes place every year in Olney, open only to the female residents of Olney who are 18 and over, and resident in the town for at least three months, or who work in Olney.
The event supposedly has been in existance for over 550 years, having first taken place after 1445. Please see the history pages for more details on how the event came into existance, and how it was resurrected after WW2.
Time remaining before the bell rings
Highlights from Past Races and Events
Please click on the link or menu item to see a gallery of previous races..
This gallery is not extensive, but will be expanded over time. Unfortunately the childrens races are not in the gallery due to GDPR regulations, but it is hoped this will be possible in future.