Businesses across Northallerton are being invited to get ready with their frying pans in preparation for the town’s pancake day fundraising challenge.

The pancake race is being held in the town on Tuesday, February 21 with staff from stores, businesses and other organisations coming together for a flipping race to the finish line brandishing their frying pans.

Pupils from Applegarth School will also be taking part in children’s races.

The event, which was reinstated in 2010 by food firm Lewis & Cooper, is this year supported by, Northallerton BID Company Limited, Northallerton Town Council, Colin Hutson Accounting Limited, Walker Foster Solicitors, Clark Willis Law Firm LLP and Tesco.

Flipping a pancake all the way, runners will attempt to stay on a course on the town’s Applegarth playing fields. Money raised will go to the Hambleton Foodshare.

Spectators are welcome and the runners should assemble at 10.30am. The children’s races start at 10am.

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The race covers just over 50m, equivalent to the distance between the town hall and market cross, where the race used to be run in years gone by.

As well as prizes for the children, there will also be awards for the first man and woman over the line, the top flipper, best fancy dress and three-legged winners.

Entrants for the main race simply need to turn up on the day, with their own frying pan, in return for a donation of at least £1.

For more information about the event, email