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.
Pancake Race 2023
Just turn up to enter this fun event on the day!
See the race information below-
Pancake Race Terms & Conditions are to be strictly adhered to:
- All entrants are to supply their own 6" - 8" frying pan and pancake.
- Pancakes must be tossed 6 times - once at the start of the race, twice on the way up, once at the halfway mark / turning point, and twice on the way back.
- All entrants must assemble outside the King's Head Pub at 11.55 am, and follow any instructions given.
- Entrants are responsible for collecting any pancake which they drop and for leaving the site in a clean and tidy condition.
- The Town Mayor will be judging the competition and his decision is final.
- Fancy dress is optional and may influence the Judge's decision. A trophy donated by Dursley Business Inclusive, in memory of local volunteer Eileen Nichols, will be awarded for the Best Fancy Dress Costume.
- Dursley Town Council reserves the right to cancel the event at any stage and accepts no liability if it is necessary to re-schedule the event due to unforeseen circumstances. Council will endeavour to inform all entrants wherever possible.
- Children taking part in races must be accompanied by responsible adult (parent/guardian) and should be +5 years of age.
Dursley Town Council accepts no responsibility whatsoever for injury, damage or loss. This is a FUN EVENT, so please enter into the spirit of the event as intended.
Pancake Race 2022
The final placings for the 2022 race were:
1st: Joe Dymond, representing Kingshill House.
2nd: Georgie White-Winter representing Kingshill House.
3rd: Roger Cowley, representing the Dursley Lions.
A trophy donated by Dursley Business Inclusive, in memory of local volunteer Eileen Nichols, for the best fancy dress costume was jointly awarded to George Baker and Steph Hill.
The Town Council would like to thank all the runners who participated (including the Town Mayor) and the following organisations and businesses who supported the event including Dursley Lions and to Classy Glass who very kindly donated trophies and medals for the race.
The proceeds of this year's race will be presented to the Heads Upp Dursley Group.