Two of last year's 'lucky' entrants enjoying the fun!

It is just under two weeks to arguably the town’s most, err, lively event – the annual Whitchurch Pub Race.

With around 30 teams in fancy dress, who visit all the town’s fine hostelries, the Pub Race is one of the Whitchutch Festival’s highlights, providing fun for all and usually raising several thousand pounds for local good causes.

Behind the scenes
While teams work on fantastic costumes, and the pubs gear themselves up to provide the venues, there is a lot of essential behind the scenes work, much of it unseen, including such matters ranging from collating entries to ensuring route cards are ready.

A chance to be part of the fun
On the day itself a lot of help is needed to make sure the event runs safely without compromising the enjoyment, and more hands are needed!
The Festival Committee is in particular need of marshals on the day, who will aid the participants on their way around the route. Helpers are also required to put up direction signs around the course, as well as volunteers to help with the cash-counting as the generously-filled buckets arrive at the finish.

This year the race is on the Jubilee Weekend Sunday, June 3rd, starting at the Prince Regent from 5.00pm onwards and will finish at the Sports and Social Club at Longmeadow.

if you can spare some time to help this event, and be part of the important fund-raising team, please contact the Whitchurch Festival Pub Race organisers.

And to jog the memories…
Just to remind you of what the Pub Race is about we have been given kind permission to show a great fun video produced by one of last year’s entrants, Bo Thriller:

For details of entry forms and rules see:

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