Another quirky Pancake Race Day hits Horsham on Thursday 21 February – the 11th to be precise – and, for the first time, it will coincide with Market Day, making it a bumper lunchtime treat.
There will be a number of naughty mascots competing in the Giant Egg and Spoon Race and creating chaos!
Crowds will cheer on a great entry of nearly 30 teams, including teams from our large stores, with Sainsburys (2009 and 2012 winners), John Lewis, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer going head to head; local companies Harris Lord Recruitment (2017, 2018 Winners ), First Recruitment, Next Phase Recruitment, Horsham Mortgage Centre, Shelley’s Event Decoration, and Durrant Removals; sporty organisations Bluecoat Sports ( 2016 winners), The Bridge Leisure Centre, Horsham Run Fit; Charity Teams from Olive Tree Cancer Unit, St Catherine’s Hospice, Samaritans, Horsham Rotary and Alzheimers.
Newcomers fielding teams, for the first time, include Europa Explorer Scouts, QM Studios and The West Sussex County Times renews battle after a break of a few years.
The event is sponsored this year by Mansell McTaggart, whilst Sainsbury’s will once again provide the Pancakes, Sugar and Lemon Juice which are an integral part of the races!
The wonderful folk from Horsham’s Strawford Centre will be holding a special internal team challenge after the main races.
Come along to the Carfax on Thursday 21st between noon and 2pm and join in the fun and egg the teams on .. and don’t forget to bring the kids. Many colourful Mascots will be wandering around as well as racing in their very own spectacular Egg and Spoon Races. This year, there will be a ‘surprise’ commentator, but our regular DJ, Andy Lake, will once again be providing his inspiring racing music. It’ll be flippin’ fantastic!
Horsham‘s 11th annual Pancake Races are organised, once again, by the Rotary Club of Horsham, with support from Horsham District Council. All proceeds will go to charity, with the charity chosen by the winning team and the most nominated charity across all teams receiving a third of the money each. The remaining third will be won by the best Charity Team in the races.