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Isle of Ely Potato Race

 

Street Race is Ready To Go Again!

Once again hundreds will be lining the High Street  in Ely  to cheer on the teams as they sprint the half-a-mile course each laden with a 20kg bag of potatoes, all of which had been grown by farmers in the Fens surrounding the city.

Many teams will be entering again this year - The Atrium Gymnasium, P J Lee & Sons, Star Radio, Paradise Pool, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Fenn Direct and many more!  All donations raised with go to charity.

The event is put on by Isle of Ely Produce to celebrate the region’s potato growers and the local harvest festival.

Director Oliver Boutwood said: It is lovely to see so many people coming out to support the teams, Isle of Ely Produce are happy to play such an important part in the community and will continue to invest in these types of events in the future. “The event underlines our pledge to support the journey of the potato from the field to the frier” he said.

RACE FACT: The winning duo from this year received £100 cash prize and a trophy. All competitors got to keep their potatoes as part of their entry fee

Entries are already open for 2015 and also opportunities for sponsorship too. Send any enquiries to austen@isleofely.co.uk