‘Flipping’ good race back on the cards – Hinckley’s annual pancake race to return this year

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 27 January 2022

HINCKLEY BID’S Pancake Race is set to return this year, organisers have confirmed.

Pancake race participants pre-Covid (Image: Hinckley Bid)

It is returning following a one-year hiatus, after it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic last year (2021), and was last held in February 2020.

The event will return on Shrove Tuesday (1 March), where individuals, teams, companies, and schools, will be able to take part in the race and show off their pancake flipping skills.

The much-loved race will take place on a short course uphill on Castle Street from the Britannia Centre midday on Shrove Tuesday, according to organisers from the Bid.

All pancakes will be supplied by the event organisers – all those interested in taking part have to do is bring along their own frying pans to flip their pancake with.

Whether an individual, school, team or company – there are ‘races’ for all in two categories:

  • Junior event: ages 5-12 years
  • Senior event: age 13+ years

Teams can be mixed in age if participants are entering in as a group or family.

Trophies will be handed out for each race winner in each group, and for those wishing to have fun – as well as for the ‘funniest costume’ to be worn on the day.

Hinckley and Bosworth Mayor, Coun. Ted Hollick, will present a neck medal to each entrant at 1pm on the day.

The race could be considered a ‘fundraiser’ if entrants want to raise money for a good cause of their choice, by asking family, friends, and colleagues to sponsor them.

It is free-to-enter, but to participate, those interested must fill out an entry form and email it over to Hinckley Bid’s event organisers, at info@hinckleybid.co.uk.

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