Pancake Race 2021 Cancelled
It is with regret the Pancake Race Committee have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the Olney pancake race for 2021. COVID-19 restrictions currently in force, and the widespread expectation that the situation will extend into 2021 means the event is not viable.
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.
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.
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.