The Olney Pancake Race 2019 | United Kingdom, Dates , Venues & Tickets
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The Olney Pancake Race 2019

Where:   Olney, is about 95 km North of London, United Kingdom
When:    Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
The Olney Pancake Race, dating back more than five hundred years, is held on Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gars). The course is 415 yards (380m) long and is run from the Market Place to the Church at 11.55 a.m. Participants, housewives or young ladies of the town, must have lived in Olney for at least 3 months and be at least 18 years old.
 
Competitors must wear the traditional costume of a housewife, including a skirt, apron and head covering. They must of course carry a frying pan containing a pancake. The winner, on crossing the line, must toss her pancake and she is then greeted by the verger with the traditional kiss of peace.
 
The race is immediately followed by a Shriving service in the Parish Church when the official Olney and Liberal prizes are presented.
 
[Courtesy of Olney Town Council website]
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Admission fee:
 Free
Contact: 

Olney Town Council
The Olney Centre, High Street,
Olney, Bucks, MK46 4EF
United Kinkdom
Phone:+44 1234 711679
Fax: +44 1234 241107


Olney travel information
Dialing code: 1234
Longitude: -0.7°
Latitude: 52.15°
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