Lichfield's Pancake Race and Shrovetide Fair is still on!

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 16:11

Lichfield’s Pancake Races are set to take place on Tuesday 9 February as planned.  The current repaving works being carried out in the City centre has impacted on the scale and timings of the event but it is still expected to be just as much fun.

Spectators can expect to see all the usual races including Men’s, Women’s, Mascots and under 10’s. Participants will be on their marks in Bore Street from Midday.

The races will be followed by the traditional opening of the Shrovetide Fair in the Market Square by the Civic party, supported by Town Crier Ken Knowles who will give a shout to announce the occasion.

In an important change to recent years and to enable a better and more efficient management of runners on the day, all entrants must pre-register anytime up to 12 Noon on Monday 8 February.

If anyone would like to take part please complete the application form and return to Lichfield City Council Offices in Bore Street. The application form can be downloaded from the City Council's website at:

Frying pans & pancakes will be provided.

Please note anyone who has not registered before the day will not be permitted to take part.