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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race


Lichfield’s exciting Pancake Races are set to take place on Tuesday 5 March, and 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 as usual in Bore Street from 12 noon.

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

Please note an important change to the registration process to enable better and more efficient management of runners on the day. All entrants must pre-register anytime up to 12 Noon on Monday 4 March. Registrations will not be accepted after this deadline.

If you would like to take part, please complete the coupon printed on this page and return to Lichfield City Council Offices in Bore Street. Alternatively, you can download the application form from the Lichfield City Council 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.



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