Race Roster

Saturday April 2, 2016    9:00 a.m.    Woolwich Memorial Centre, Elmira, ON


SOLD OUT!

Registration limited to 161 participants (20 per 6 heats + 41 'Just for FUN!')

(email Lloyd@RunWaterloo.com if you wish to be added to the waiting list) 

 

 Held in conjunction with the 2016 Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Single Day Maple Syrup Festival when 66,529 people attended in 2000.  Attracting even more people today, this festival has reached attendance levels close to 80,000.

In conjunction with this amazing Single Day Festival, the winner of this race is going to contest the World Best Time for the Fastest Pancake Mile set in 2015!


                              Current World Best Times:

   CATEGORY              NAME   TIME    AGE      CITY
                 
                 
 OPEN Male   Adam Dixon   06:41     29   St Jacobs
 OPEN Female    Mary Catherine Stewart   07:42     30   Guelph
                 
 MASTERS Male   Jeff Martin   07:45     40   Waterloo
 MASTERS Female   Corinne Taylor   11:25     41   Elmira

 

 

What is a Pancake Mile?

          Eat a pancake, run a quarter mile.

          Eat a pancake, run a quarter mile.

          Eat a pancake, run a quarter mile.

          Eat a pancake, run a quarter mile.

Four pancakes, one mile.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2nd Annual
  • FREE T-Shirt to all Entrants.
  • EXPERT Timing and Results.
  • ENJOY Family, Fitness, Friendship, Fun . . . and Pancakes!
  • REGISTRATION limited to 161 participants (20 per 6 heats + 41 'Just for FUN!')

 FOR hungry RUNNERS, JOGGERS, WALKERS & FAMILIES OF ALL AGES & ABILITIES!

 Served to you by RunWaterloo

Registration Fees

1 Mile Race

Individual

Sold Out
Dec 1 - Mar 30 $15.00

1 Mile Just for FUN!

Individual

Sold Out
Dec 1 - Mar 30 $15.00

Registration Options

REGISTRATION POLICY:  All entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable. There are no exceptions once a person has registered.

REGISTRATION limited to 161 participants (20 per heat + 41 'Just for FUN!').


PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Mail in: To 2 Weberlyn Crescent, Conestogo N0B 1N0 by Tuesday March 29 at 5:00 p.m. 

Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo by Tuesday March 29 at 5:00 p.m. 

Online: Right here at www.RaceRoster.com by Wednesday March 30 at 6:00 p.m. 

After these dates, entries will only be accepted on Race Day at the Woolwich Memorial Centre.

Race day entry fee is $20.  SOLD OUT


RACE DAY - REGISTRATION AND KIT PICKUP

Will take place at the Woolwich Memorial Centre in Elmira from 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Race day entry fee is $20.  SOLD OUT

Course Details

The Pancake Mile will be held on the outdoor track at the Woolwich Memorial Centre in Elmira depending upon the weather and track conditions.

If the weather conditions or the conditions of the outdoor track are poor, The Pancake Mile will be held on the indoor track inside the Woolwich Memorial Centre.  The indoor track is exactly 200m, which means that participants will eat a pancake, run two laps, eat a pancake, run two laps, etc.

Running Schedule

Runners will be divided into heats, based on their estimated mile time given at the time of registration.

Heats start at 9:00 a.m. and heats will run every 20 minutes, with the last competitve heat running at 10:40 a.m.

Slower runners will run in the early heats, and faster runners will run in the later heats.

There will be 6 competitive heats in total.  The total number of registered participants will be divided equally into the 6 heats, which will determine how many runners are in each heat.

The last heat will be the  Just for FUN!  participants, and will be run at 11:00 a.m.

 

  9:00 a.m. - Heat 1 - Estimated Mile Time - Over 10 Minutes

  9:20 a.m. - Heat 2 - Estimated Mile Time - Over 10 Minutes

  9:40 a.m. - Heat 3 - Estimated Mile Time - 8 - 10 Minutes

10:00 a.m. - Heat 4 - Estimated Mile Time - 8 - 10 Minutes

10:20 a.m. - Heat 5 - Estimated Mile Time - Under 8 Minutes

10:40 a.m. - Heat 6 - Estimated Mile Time - Under 8 Minutes (fast section)

11:00 a.m. - Heat 7- Just for FUN! participants

Official Rules of The Pancake Mile

1. Each competitor must eat four standard** pancakes and run four 400m laps, ideally on a track.

2. The entire pancake must be consumed* before the lap is begun, within the transition area which is the 10 meter zone before the start/finish line on a certified 400m track or equivalent.

3. The race begins with the eating of the first pancake in the last meter of the transition zone to ensure the competitors run a complete mile (1609 meters).

4. A standard pancake shall weigh at least 50 grams, and each pancake shall weigh at least 50 grams.  Maple syrup is optional and can be added to the pancake after the weighing, but will add additional weight to the pancake.

5. Competitors who vomit before they finish the race must complete one penalty lap (400m) at the end of the race (immediately after the completion of their 4th lap). Note:  Vomiting more than once during the race still requires only one penalty lap at the end.

6. The Race Director reserves the right to to disqualify any participant who does not comply with the "spirit of the event".  In all disputes, the Race Director's decision will be final.

 

*     Officials will ensure that the entire pancake is consumed before the next lap is commenced.

**   A standard pancake shall weigh at least 50 grams, and each pancake shall weigh at least 50 grams.  Maple syrup is optional and will add additional weight to the pancake.

Just for FUN!

Do you want to participate, but not according to the official rules?

For example:

     Do you really,really like pancakes, and want to eat more than 1 pancake every quarter mile?

     Do you have dietary restrictions, so you want to bring your own pancakes?

     Do you want to push a child in a stroller?

     Do you want to dress up like a pancake, or another costume?

     Do you want to run backwards?

     You don't think you can eat 4 pancakes (this year!) and just want to see what you can do?

     You don't think you can run a mile (this year!) and just want to see how far you can run?

So for whatever reason that you cannot abide by the official rules but would still like to participate, this category is for you!

This category will not be timed and there will not be any results.  It is Just for FUN!

This category will be run at 11:00 a.m., after all of the timed heats of The Pancake Mile have been completed.

Results

Results will be available race day, and after the race on our website  www.RunWaterloo.com

Sponsors

The sponsors recognized on this entry form have generously contributed financial support, products and/or services to The Pancake Mile and we encourage your ongoing support of these generous companies and organizations.


WRS Elmira Maple Syrup Festival Saucony Runners Choice Mike Forgrave M&T Michael Hewitson Shoppers Drug Mart Staebler  

Photos

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Event Schedule

  • April 2 09:00 AM EDT - Beginning at 9:00 am with heats every 20 minutes (slowest to fastest). Just for FUN! will be last.

Contact Information

Event Location

24 Snyder St S, Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6

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