Get set for a flipping good time at Letchworth Pancake Day Race

By Layth Yousif

13th Feb 2024 | Local News

Save the date for a flipping good time: Letchworth Pancake Day Race details confirmed
Save the date for a flipping good time: Letchworth Pancake Day Race details confirmed

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.



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


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