• Special to the Daily Leader
All children, teens ages 3-18 must sign up to race; no prelims this year
Children ages 3 through 13 who would like to race on Pancake Day, Feb. 16, must sign up between now and Feb. 6 at the Tourist Information Center. Each age year and gender will compete in a separate race, offering plenty of spots for the kids. For instance, eight-year-old girls will race only against other eight-year-old girls. Each race will be limited to 15 contestants.
This year’s Pancake Day races will also feature a new age category: all youths ages 14 thropugh 18 are invited to enter the youth division, with sign-ups going on from now through Feb. 6 at the Tourist Information Center.
The new youth division will feature at least two races, one for men and one for women. The number of racers who sign up will determine how many age categories the racers will be grouped into. The youth division race will be a 75-yard dash and will take place immediately after the children’s races conclude.
Sign-up times are as follows: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. No late sign-ups will be accepted.
Sign-ups will take place at the Tourist Information Center, 1 Yellow Brick Road, across the street from the Coronado Museum. The child’s parent or guardian must be present to sign the entry form for all entrants except those who are 18 years old.
For more information, call 624-6423.