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Dursley's Pancake Race

Dursley's annual Pancake Race is held on Shrove Tuesday each year. The race is traditionally held in Parsonage Street at 12 noon. Depending on the number of runners who have entered, "heats" are held with the fastest runners qualifying for the grand final.

In February 2010, Dursley Town Council resolved to resurrect the annual Pancake Race, and to provide a trophy for the winner. The town's Chamber of Trade used to organise the event, but it had not been held following the demise of the group.

Each year a local charity benefits from the entry fees and any other monies raised during the event. In 2016 the race winner was allowed to nominate the charity and a donation was made to the British Heart Foundation.

The selected charity to benefit from the 2017 race will be the Vale Hospital's League of Friends. The League of Friends are volunteers' who arrange a number of event over the year to support the inpatients and outpatients who attend Dursley's community hospital.

This year's race will be held on the 28th February 2017 at 12 noon.

2016 Winners

The winners from the 2016 Pancake Race

The 2016 Pancake Race was represented by a number of local business and organisations including Dursley Lions, Dursley Town Council, Lloyds Bank, Barclays Bank, The Gazette, Wildwood Flowers, The Hollies, Dursley Pool, The Old Spot and Simply Foot Care.

A trophy donated by Dursley Business Inclusive, in memory of local volunteer Eileen Nichols, was awarded to Anne Swayze for the Best Fancy Dress Costume

After 3 heats and a grand final the results were:

1st Place - Kai Smith (The Hollies)
2nd Place - Jonny Marks (Dursley Pool)
3rd Place - Josh Bailey (The Old Spot)

Congratulations to Kai on winning the Pancake race for a 2nd year in a row and nominated the British Heart Foundation as his selected charity for the funds raised from the 2016 event.