Pancake Races 2018 in Mold

Deri Spaven with a pancake that Spavens of King Street, Mold are making for the races

Flipping great fun!

Shrove Tuesday will be celebrated in Mold with the annual Pancake Races held, for the twelfth year, in Daniel Owen Square. You’re welcome to join in the fun on Tuesday 13 February, starting at 2pm.

Mold Pancake Races are organised by Mold Town Council and Cittaslow Mold, Entry to race and watch is free, with pans, pancakes and aprons provided for the runners. The rules are very simple – people can enter the event on the day, just before the race at 2pm. Teams of four run in a relay for the pancake races – each person, wearing an apron, runs one length of Daniel Owen Square, tossing and catching their pancake three times. They then hand over their pan, pancake and apron to the next person in their team. Aprons have to be tied on! Teams will be timed and the fastest adult team and children’s team, which has tossed their pancakes the correct number of times, will win a prize.

Last year, for the first time, the event had to be cancelled because of the atrocious weather. But the forecast is looking good for this Tuesday and organisers are hoping that residents, visitors and businesses will enjoy the races which are during half term this year.

The pancakes are being made by Spaven’s Sweet Shop, King Street, Mold, who are also kindly donating the prizes for both the fastest children’s and adults teams. Alan Spaven said, “This is the fourth year that we’ve sponsored the Pancake Races by making the pancakes and also donating the prizes for the winning teams. As a local business we do all we can to help support events and activities in Mold. I think that they give visitors and residents another good reason to come into Town to enjoy themselves. We’ve perfected a batter for the races that makes a pancake strong enough to last four laps of the race. If people miss the pan when they toss their pancake we don’t want it to fall apart when it hits the ground on Daniel Owen Square!”

As with so many community activities the Pancake Races rely on volunteers to help on the day – thanks go to the stewards who will include members of Mold Town Council and residents.

The Pancake Races are great fun, whether you race or watch. We look forward to seeing you on the day.

For further details please phone Jane Evans, Mold Town Support Officer on 01352 758532 or email

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