Details of the various races

The 2014 Races

Apart from the Spud & Spoon races, races will commence from Moat Farm Close, Greenfield and finish at The White Hart, Flitton; the distance is a mile. You can run, walk, or stagger as long as you use your own feet and you can keep the potatoes kindly donated by Isle of Ely Produce. 


Key timings
  • 10:00 -11:30 Race registration at The Compasses (except for Spud & Spoon)
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Spud & Spoon race registration at the Village Hall
  • 11:40 Safety briefing for all runners other than children at The Compasses
  • 12:00 - 12:25 Races start at Moat Farm
  • 12.30-12.40 Spud & spoon races start from Village Hall and Sand Road
  • 13:00 approx Prize-giving at The White Hart of prizes & trophies. Awarding the prizes this year will be Councillor Maureen Williams, Mayor of Flitwick.


Adult Individual Mile for over 16's @ Midday

20 kgs for men, £200 first prize, £100 second prize, £50 third prize

10 kgs for ladies, £200 first prize, £100 second prize, £50 third prize

Entry fee £10 per person (£15 on the day)

Youth Individual Mile for 10-16 year olds @ 12.05

5 kgs for 14-16 year olds

2 kgs for 10-13 year olds

Entry fee £5 ( £10 on the day)


Cadet Team Relay for 16-17 year olds @ 12.10

Relay team of 4,each runner carrying 10kg for 0.25 mile

Sack of potatoes to be carried in single rucksack

Open to any organisation, & team can be mixed

Entry fee £ 20 (£30 on the day)

Youth Team Relay for 10-16 year olds @12.15 NEW FOR 2014

Relay team of 4,each runner carrying 2kg or 5kg for 0.25 mile

5 kgs for 14-16 year olds

2 kgs for 10-13 year olds

Teams can be mixed

Entry fee £5 ( £10 on the day)

Adult Team Relay Challenge for over 16's @ 12.25

Relay team of 4,each runner carrying 20kg or 10kg potatoes for 0.25 mile

Teams can be mixed but only a full ladies team will qualify for the 10kg weight

Prize for team in best fancy dress

Entry fee £40 per team (£60 on the day)


Spud & Spoon Races for children aged 9 & under @ approx 12.30

Course for 6-9 year olds starts at the village hall

Course for under 6's starts at the bottom of Sand Road

Entry fee £2 (£3 on the day)

Goodies bag for all who finish



Prizegiving at The White Hart @ 1pm with trophies and prizes, kindly donated by local businesses, where there will be family games and a BBQ. 

To guarantee a place, completed forms and payment (cheques payable to "Flitton Potato Race") to be received no later than 8pm Wednesday 18th June by Jeremy Lewis, 24 High Street, Flitton, Beds, MK45 5DU, or Phil Hale at The White Hart, Flitton.

After this deadline, places are subject to availability of sacks, payment of a higher entry fee, and your details will not be printed in the souvenir programme.

Enquiries to: 07764 235483 or

All profits to go to local charities and projects, but if you want to run for your own charity, please do so. If you need a form, see the 'Entry Forms' page for a sponsorship form.