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The Eynsham Shirt Race was first run in 1958 and has been run every year since - the most recent starter upper being Toni Staples, in the steps of the famous Bill Allsworth.

There are a number of shirt races attempted around the country but none compare with the spectacle and gusto seen in Eynsham - reputedly the second oldest pram race in the country, with Bampton taking title of the very oldest!

On carnival day the brave and feckless assemble at the school  lay by in Witney Road 11:30 in fantabulous fancy dress; each team armed with a non motorised vehicle, designed, engineered & built to last the seven furlongs ...

The shirt race is run with the two person (politically correct)! Teams 'running' the seven furlongs, which just so happens to take in seven pubs; with each team swapping pusher & vehicle rider at each pub, after indulging in a quick half.

Commencing at 12:15 the first team to reach the White Hart obviously wins.

The Trophies

  • The Men's Trophy (in memory of Bill Allsworth) is awarded to the first male pair to cross the finish line.
  • Ladies Trophy (in memory of Suzanne Wastie) is awarded to the first female pair to cross the finish line.
  • Mixed Pairs Trophy is awarded to the first male and female pair to cross the finish line.
  • The Darnell's Nut Award is for the most over engineered home made method of transport.
  • There are also prizes for the top 5 teams for the best fancy dressed and decorated vehicles.

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