Wimborne Minster Pancake Race


The Pancake Race around the Minster is all set to run again this year. It will be the twentieth race since it was revived in 1998 after an absence of some 16 years.

The races take place on Shrove Tuesday, 28th February starting at 11.00am outside the main entrance to the Minster. The first heat will be run whilst the Pancake Bell is tolled. All competitors should report to the North Porch by 10.30am to enrol, complete with frying pan and ready cooked pancake.

So; have we some challengers (over 18) to win The Old Bakehouse Café Perpetual Challenge Cup and become the Minster Pancake Champion 2017? The winner will also receive a Trophy from the Stour and Avon Magazine.

In addition to the Adult races there will be races for those under 18, these being split into three age ranges for First, Middle and Secondary Schools together with races for toddlers and pre-schools. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category.

If there are entries, as there have been for the last few years, there will also be a Wheelchair Race and the Wimborne Pet Centre will donate a bag of wild bird food to the winner.

All competitors have to do, is run round the Minster, starting at the North Porch tossing their pancakes at the four corners of the church. Anyone can enter their respective categories--male or female, young or old, individuals, schools, groups and organisations - all are welcome.

Entry forms available in the Minster or Church House (Parish Office)


Just turn up on the day and have some fun! - BOOK IN FOR REGISTRATION BY 10.30 am.

Reporters and photographers welcome.

Further details, if required, from
Mike Downton, Member, Organising Committee
(01202) 888541 or on the day 07821401407


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