Kansas town looks to defend last year’s title in International Pancake Race

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LIBERAL, Kan. (KSNW) – The International Pancake Race, a Mardi Gras tradition dating back to 1950, will take place in Liberal today. It was the 71st year for the event.

Last year, Liberal beat Olney, England. The International Pancake Race between women in Liberal and Olney, England starts promptly at 11:55 a.m. (5:55 p.m. Olney time).

The race stretches back to 1950 when women in Olney, England began competing against women in Liberal to see who could run the fastest foot race while flipping pancakes in a frying pan.

For more on the race, click here.

Pancake Day Events

Pancake Breakfast (BUTTON REQUIRED @ $4 per person) – 6:00 am – 10:00 am
Seward County Activity Center
810 Stadium
Hosted by Noon Kiwanis

Breakfast Program – 7:30 am
Seward County Activity Center
810 Stadium
Hosted by Pancake Day Board

Youth Races – 10:30 am
4th and Lincoln

Men’s Pacer Race – 11:40 am
6th and Kansas Ave

International Pancake Day Race – 11:55 am
6th and Kansas Ave

Shriving Service – 12:15 pm
First United Methodist Church
116 West Third Street
Hosted by Liberal Ministerial Alliance

Live Video Conference Call with Olney, England – 1:15 pm
First United Methodist Church
116 West Third Street

Pancake Day Parade (Lineup at 2:30 pm) – 3:00 pm
Eleventh and Kansas Ave to Trail Street
Hosted by Rotary Club

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