Olney

Pancake Race

21 February 2023
The next world famous pancake race is on Shrove Tuesday,
  21 February 2023

Winner 2022

Winner 2022

Well done to Katie Godof for winning this year's race. Katie completed the course in a good 70 seconds - this is her third win for Olney, so sadly she will not be able to take part again. The winner from Liberal, Kansas was Whitney Hay in a time of 67 seconds. This...

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Raffle Prizes 2022

Raffle Prizes 2022

The raffle prizes list is now available. Two Night Coastal Break for Two at the 4* Haven Hotel, Sandbanks Two Pancakes and two coffees every month for a year – Olney Pancake Parlour £100 meal voucher – Cowpers Oak, Weston Underwood Please see the raffle page for the...

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Breakfast with Lesley 2022

Breakfast with Lesley 2022

Pancake Race Day Tuesday 1 March 2022 BREAKFAST IN THE MARQUEE Please come and join us on Pancake Day in the marquee in the Market Place Celebrity 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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About

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.

Distance

415 yards

Runners

25 maximum

Entrants

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.

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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

Resources for Racers

Registration

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

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Requirements

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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