Dursley Town Council

Serving the people of Dursley

Town Hall

Clerk: Mr John Kay
Jacob's House, Castle Street
Dursley, Gloucestershire
GL11 4BS

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.

2021 Pancake Race Cancelled

Dursley Town Council have agreed to cancel the 2021 pancake race due to Covid-19 restrictions.

With Shrove Tuesday falling on the 16th February this year it is almost certain that we will continue to be in the current lockdown restrictions and therefore unable to hold the race.

We will look forward to the return of this annual fun event on 1st March 2022.

2020 Winners

The 2020 Pancake Race was held earlier today with entrants representing local organisations and businesses taking part.

The final placings were:

1st: Will Sutton, representing The Old Spot
2nd (joint): Chelsie Winsor, representing Henlow Court and John Kay, representing Dursley Town Council.
4th: Amy Addle, representing The Old Spot.

A trophy donated by Dursley Business Inclusive, in memory of local volunteer Eileen Nichols, for the best fancy dress costume was jointly awarded to Doina Cornell and Danae Savvidou.

The Town Council would like to thank all the runners who participated and the following organisations and businesses who supported the event including Daisy Belle Floral Design, 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 Festive Dursley Working Group

2020 finalists: Will Sutton, Chelsie Winsor, John Kay and Amy Addle.

Download a copy of the Entry and Sponsorship Form, explaining Race Terms & Conditions, below.

Pancake Race Gallery 2011 to 2020