Pancake Race

16 February 2021
The next world famous pancake race is on Shrove Tuesday,
  16 February 2021.

Winner 2020

Winner 2020

The race has been run, and we have a winner... Well done to Katie Godof for winning this year's race. Katie completed the course in a good 66 seconds. The winner from Liberal, Kansas was Whitney Hay in a time of 69 seconds. This means Olney won the International race...

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Raffle Prizes 2020

Raffle Prizes 2020

The raffle prizes list is now available. Two Night Luxury Cotswolds Break with Dinner for Two at the at 5* Ellenborough Park £150 Meal voucher from the Swan Inn Meal for four at the Cherry Tree in Olney Please see the raffle page for the full list of 25 wonderful...

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Breakfast with Lesley 2020

Breakfast with Lesley 2020

Pancake Race Day Tuesday 25 February 2020 BREAKFAST IN THE MARQUEEPlease come and join us on Pancake Dayin the marquee in the Market PlaceCelebrity chef Lesley Waters will be cooking breakfast from 8am to 10am Entrance by ticket only Tickets will be limited so buy...

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71st Annual Pancake Race against Liberal, Kansas

This is the 73rd race of the new era since the event was re-established in 1948, and the 71st race against Liberal, Kanses, USA.


415 yards


25 maximum


Ladies of Olney only

Why take part

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.

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.


Resources for Racers


In order to register for the race, a completed form must be completed and submitted. No online registration is available.

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In order to take part, there are various requirements. Please click on the link below to get details.

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Course Details

The course length is 415 yards (379.5m). Click on the link below to see where the race starts and finishes.

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