Get set for a flipping good time at Letchworth Pancake Day Race
By Layth Yousif
13th Feb 2024 | Local News
Letchworth Pancake Race is looming - will you be there.
The eagerly awaited event is set for Letchworth town centre on Tuesday, February 13.
Organised by the brilliant Love Letchworth, the team said: "Dust off your running shoes and join us for Letchworth Pancake Race.
"Everyone is invited! Businesses, children, passers-by."
Letchworth is looking forward to welcoming runners, friends and visitors. The duration of the event at Leys Avenue will be one hour between 11am and midday.
Pans and pancakes will be provided. Prizes for winners.
PS NUB NEWS WILL BE COVERING THE EVENT IN LETCHWORTH TOWN CENTRE INCLUDING VIDEO - SEE YOU THERE!
Pancake Day history
Legend has it on a Shrove Tuesday in the 14th century, a housewife in the village of Olney, in Buckinghamshire, was in the middle of frying pancakes when she heard the toll of the church bell summoning the congregation.
Anxious not to miss the service, she ran down the street, frying pan in hand, tossing her pancake to prevent it from burning.
In honour of that feat, while other countries celebrate Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, with exotic and extravagant festivals and parades, here in the UK, people race around towns and villages wielding frying pans while flipping pancakes.
The aim is to be the first to reach the finishing line after tossing the pancakes several times.
Our favourite Nub News pancake jokes:
How do you make a pancake smile? Butter him up
Did you hear about the angry pancake? He just flipped
Why was the boy scared of the pancake? It gave him the crêpes