And they’re off…

By on 02/11/2009 in Blog


Lord Mayor of Birmingham Michael Wilkes appeals for runners and riders for this year's Pantomime Horse Grand National.

You can certainly say there's never a dull moment as Lord Mayor of Birmingham and one of the most colourful events of the year is almost upon us - the Pantomime Horse Grand National.

Now in its seventh year and sponsored by Thomas Vale, this fun event helps to raise funds for the Lord Mayor's Charity Appeal.

Last year's fun event saw over 50 participants cheered on by the crowd as they raced around a course, which included jumps and obstacles, to raise money for charity.

This year’s Pantomime Horse Grand National takes place on Sunday November 22 – do you have what it takes to tackle our very own version of the big fences at Aintree?

The day runs from 11:30am until 3pm, with separate races for colts and fillies, and we're looking for entrants. The winner of each race will win a bottle of champagne and trophy. 

The entry fee is £50, which can be raised through sponsorship with all money going toward the Lord Mayor's Charity appeal 2009/10.

The route will start on Broad Street outside the Hyatt hotel, run down to Oozells Street and then back up Broad Street to finish in Centenary Square. 

All contestants are invited to a reception following the event, to thank them for their involvement.

The closing date for entries is Monday 9th November, and entry forms can be downloaded from the website -  You can also request a copy be sent to you by calling 0121 303 3008 or e-mailing

Good luck - I'll see you there.


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