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Eynsham Carnival Shirt Race goes back to 1958. It still involves fancy dress costume (the dafter the better), some variation on a pram, a tour of local watering holes and quite a lot of beer. Competitors take part at their own risk ...

The Route

A distance of seven furlongs from Bartholomew School layby to The Swan Hotel - Jolly Sportsman - Social Club - Red Lion - Queens Head - Newlands Inn to finish at The White Hart.

Rules of Entry

  • You must be aged over eighteen.
  • Your vehicle must not be motorised or have fewer than three load-bearing wheels.
  • Fancy dress / night attire is optional but preferred.
  • Each entrant must pay a fee of £3.50 and sign a disclaimer form.
  • You must be at the start line at 11:30.
  • At each stop you must change places. The Pusher to consume one half pint of beer or lemonade at each stop.


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The routeSpirit of 2016 - Photographer Ian WhiteShirt Race Winning Line - Photographer Ian Bone
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