Where: Greenwich, London
£: Opening ceremony and race is free for spectators. After-Race Xmas Party costs £15
What is it?
The London Pantomime Horse Race will take place on Sunday 10th December in Greenwich, with a rock/pop icon theme.
The wacky event, now in its 8th year and described as the ‘daftest race event of its kind’, regularly attracts hundreds of spectators and special guest appearances.
The traditional Pre-Race Ceremony will take place from 11.30am at Devonport House, King William Walk, with entertainment from host comedians Nick Wilty and Lewis Schaffer, Strictly Neigh Dancing, The London Rock Choir, and diva appearances from ‘Sire Equestrian John’ and ‘MareDonna’.
The race will see the poor nags take on a gruelling six-pub pit-stop course, around the streets of Greenwich; before the best five performing ‘horses’ are selected to take on the final challenge towards the finish line, via the use of Space-Hoppers.
This year’s race promises a range of bizarre obstacles to challenge the horses, as well as a few steeple jumps to negotiate on the space-hoppers.
An After-Race Xmas Party will take place once the winner has crossed the finish line. The party will feature festive DJs and music from The Dave Hill(s) Glam Rock Experience and ABBA Chique. All money raised from the event will go to YOUCAN Youth Cancer Support.
The public will be able to back a nag before the race itself, by donating to the official justgiving page.
More info: www.pantohorserace.org