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.
- Pancake Race Entry Form 2017 (MS Word, 73 Kb)
The 2017 Pancake Race was held earlier today with entrants representing local organisation and businesses taking part.
The final result were:
1st: Johnny Marks (The Pulse)
2nd: Chris Hildrup (Gaucher Association)
3rd Kate Kemmett (Dursley Karate Club)
A trophy donated by Dursley Business Inclusive, in memory of local volunteer Eileen Nichols, was awarded to Roger Cowley (Dursley Lions) for the Best Fancy Dress Costume who dressed as a cowboy.
The Town Council would like to thank all the runners for participating, with the following organisations and businesses represented: Gaucher Association, Sainsbury's, Dursley Lions, Dursley Karate Club, Vale Hospital and The Pulse.
The proceeds of this year's race will be presented to the League of Friends at Vale Hospital.
2017 Pancake Race Winners