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Swadlincote Pancake Races

The Swadlincote Pancake Races 2017 will take place on Shrove Tuesday 28 February in aid of Comic Relief Red Nose Day on The Delph market square in Swadlincote town centre.

The races will commence at noon, and will be preceded by pupils from Belmont Primary School competing from 11.15am.

Teams of four people can enter the pancake relay races – they can be from businesses, organisations, schools or just groups of friends. There is a £4 entry fee per team with all proceeds going to Comic Relief.

There are also mascot races, with sports teams, businesses and organisations competing – a great opportunity for businesses to promote themselves.

Winners receive trophies and medals, including the coveted ‘Swadlincote Golden Pan’ trophies. Fancy dress and corporate wear are also welcomed.

The action will be featured on social media using the hashtag #SwadPancakeRaces

Enter the Pancake Races at Eventbrite

Or contact Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre tel: 01283 222 848 or email:

The 2016 race winners included: 

  • Sainsbury’s Local Glamorgan Way in the Team Races
  • Roger Badger from the Environmental Education Project at Rosliston Forestry Centre in the Mascot Races
  • JB Kind Doors (“Flippin Fantastic” team) for Best Fancy Dress.

This year’s event is supported by Active Nation, Evisa Personal Fitness Club, Sainsbury’s, Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre and Swadlincote Markets.

Pictures from the 2012 races are available to view below but require Flash Player to be installed on your computer. Or you can see them at Swadlincote Pancake Races 2013.

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