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The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race 2017

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AS ALWAYS, the annual Great Spitalfields Pancake Race will take place on Shrove Tuesday, which this year falls on February 28, 2017.

To take part in the relay race you need to get together a team of four people suitably dressed up (or down) . Bring your own frying pan and the pancakes will be provided.

The race will be run along Dray Walk at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane and all you have to do is toss the pancake a couple of times en route. The heats will start at 12.30pm followed by the finals and the prize giving.

The winners will be presented with a beautifully engraved frying pan! The best dressed team will also receive a prize. And there will be prizes for the best behaved team and the runners up and scrumptious pancakes for all entrants.

Every year The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race is organised to raise funds for London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in the capital. So far 35,863 patients have been treated. The charity’s helicopter flies from the roof of the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.

To enter a team, email info@alternativearts.co.uk for an application form and get yourselves sponsored or bring a donation on the day for London’s Air Ambulance, registered charity no: 801013.

The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race is organised by Alternative Arts.