The St Albans Pancake Race



The Great Pancake Flip-off is back!

The much anticipated return of the St Albans Pancake festival is here! This beloved event is set to grace the streets of St Albans once again this year, and the entire community is invited to take part and enjoy! Join us on Shrove Tuesday 13th February 2024 as teams showcase their flipping expertise to compete for the highly regarded Pancake trophies, awarded to the fastest running and walking teams.

Now in its eighth year, the St Albans Pancake Festival is organised by local children’s charity, Home-Start Hertfordshire, in collaboration with Business Buzz

Last year, the festival raised a fabulous £4,400. These funds contributed to supporting local families facing vulnerabilities and in need of assistance, helping them navigate and overcome their challenges. Your participation ensures both a thrilling experience and a meaningful impact on the well-being of families in our community.

Home-Start Herts are delighted that the leading solicitors practice, SA Law (St Albans and London) are Headline Sponsors for the event:

Marilyn Bell, SA Law Partner and Head of Family Team, said:

“SA Law are delighted to be sponsoring this fantastic local event once again and champion the significant support that Home-Start Herts provides to families in Hertfordshire. If you’ve not entered a race team before, now is your chance! We hope everyone enjoys the buzzing atmosphere and friendly competition all for a brilliant cause.”

Home-Start Hertfordshire and Herts Business Buzz extend a warm invitation to all, to join in the fun in St Albans City Centre on Shrove Tuesday. Embrace the fun filled atmosphere by participating in the walking and running pancake flipping races, in teams of 4. Teams must be pre-booked in advance, with a maximum of 2 teams per organisation. Reserve your team now and be part of the flipping excitement!

When asked her thoughts on the St Albans Pancake Festival, Suzy Moody, CEO of Home-Start Hertfordshire, said:

“We are thrilled to be on the streets of St Albans for the eighth year! The pancake race is going from strength to strength and last year was more popular than ever! It is such a fantastic event that brings the community together and we are delighted to be inviting everyone to take part in the races or to come along to join in the excitement!

We hugely appreciate having SA Law as headline sponsor for the event again – their ongoing support means that all of the money raised can go directly towards supporting families who are struggling. Thanks also to Hertfordshire Business Buzz for their support with the organisation. 

The Pancake Festival is a great opportunity for us to spread the word about what Home-Start Herts does and to also raise essential funds to support families going through hard times. We hope to see you all there to enjoy the fun!”

The St Albans Pancake festival will take place on Tuesday 13thFebruary 2024 in the city centre, outside the museum. Registration is at 11.30am and the races start at 12 noon. Entry is £45 per team of 4, free entry for charities. Charities are able to enter a team free of charge, to apply for a promo code please email with the name of your charity, then return here and book with your promo code.