Olney Pancake Race

Olney Pancake Race

Thursday, February 13, 2025

Shrove Tuesday

On Shrove Tuesday every year the ladies of Olney compete in the world famous Pancake Race, an Olney tradition which dates back to 1445. The race starts at 11:55am.

Children from Olney schools also take part in their own races from 10am.

Since 1950 Olney has competed against the women of Liberal, Kansas, USA in an international race.

Olney Pancake Race
Tel: (01234) 711679
Town Clerk: Jane Brushwood
Deputy Town Clerk: Rob Mungham
Admin Assistant: Laura Watts

The Olney Centre
High Street,
MK46 4EF

Tel: 01234 711679

Office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm.

The Olney Centre is a licensed venue for weddings. Rooms are also available for hire at The Olney Centre. If you wish to enquire about hiring a room or holding your wedding ceremony or reception at the venue please call the office on 01234 711679, email enquiries@olneytowncouncil.gov.uk or complete and submit the online enquiry form.

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