Alcester Pancake Races
Shrove Tuesday in February
The annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Races will be held in Alcester High Street.
Road closure from 11:00am.
Races start at 11:30am.
Children’s races will be run from 12:00pm untill 1pm.
Spare races run up until 1:30pm.
Half term years subjected to changes.
The Races include:
- Parent and Toddler
- Junior school
- Men’s under 18
- Ladies under 18
- Men’s Open over 18
- Ladies Open over 18
- Pub relay
- Works relay
Prizes may include chocolate eggs, lollies, cash and certificates.
What is Pancake Day?
Pancake Day ( also known as Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes.
Why are Pancakes Eaten on Shrove Tuesday?
Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed in Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.
- View photos of previous year’s Pancake Races here