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Who’s Cooking In The High Street On Pancake Day?

Published on: 14 Feb, 2017
Updated on: 15 Feb, 2017

Guildford’s annual Pancake Races will be held in the High Street on Shrove Tuesday, February 28. 

The event will start at 10.30am and is made up of mixed races of relays and sprints.  

Competitors need only turn up in time for their race but are welcome to stay for the entire event. Registration and prize giving will take place in the Guildhall.

The course is approximately 50 meters long, running up the slope from the Guildhall. The aim is to run the course, tossing the pancake at the tossing points and arriving at the finish with most of the pancake in the pan.

This year’s Mascot Race will include many old favourites, including Eagle Radio’s Eggbert the Eaglet, Kelly Self Store’s Kelly Kangaroo, Spectrum’s Specky Dog and the University of Surrey’s Students’ Union’s Steve the Stag.

Mascots compete in last year’s Pancake Race.

The Mayor of Guildford will open the event and, all being well in Westminster, the Rt Hon Anne Milton MP will be helping out once again in the Pancake Tent.

Charities supported this year will be Eagle Radio’s charity of the year, The Dementia Centre and  The Charlotteville Jubilee Trust – who organise the race – have chosen the Mayor of Guildford’s Local Distress Fund

Biddles of Guildford has donated a prize for every child taking part in the race. Other prizes include weekend tickets for this year’s Always the Sun festival, donated by the Boiler Room.

Team races are always popular and teams wishing to enter races should notify the organisers beforehand. For more information, call 01483 598420 or email pancakes@charlotteville.co.uk

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