WINCHESTER Rotary is calling local businesses, charities and schools to sign up for the annual pancake day race.

The popular annual event will be back on Shrove Tuesday, February 13, in the Outer Close of the cathedral grounds.

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Hampshire Chronicle: The Old Mayors teamThe Old Mayors team (Image: Stuart Martin)

This year the event is being sponsored by Gentian, Winchester property developer, and proceeds will go to Winchester Hospice.

Competitors run a stretch of 38m, flipping a pancake three times, before handing over to their team mate. Prizes will be on offer for the fastest time and best costumes.

Last year saw a total of 26 teams race with Pilgrims School’s cathedral choristers taking the top spot. For more information or to enter go to