Belton Barrow Race will be wheely good

Pushy competitors will be lining up to take part in a traditional Isle event later this month.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 12:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 1:38 pm

Set to battle it out with barrows will be young and old alike as an annual day of fun gets underway.

Belton Barrow Race will see all ages take to the village streets in a contest involving wheeling each other around to the finish line.

The 2016 event will take place at The Wheatsheaf from 1pm on Sunday June 26 and has been made possible with fundraising throughout the year, including a Burns Night celebration

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There are a number of races which will take place, catering for all ages and abilities.

There is a veterans race which is for the over 50s and there are prizes of £50, £30, and £20 for the first three competitors home.

A top prize of £100 is available for the winner in the adult race (aged 18 to 50), with second and third receiving £50 and £30 respectively.

Other races are as follows:

14-17 year olds race - 1st prize £30, 2nd prize £20, 3rd prize £10;

10-13 year olds race - 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize £10

5-9 year olds race - 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize £10

Adult and child race - 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize £5

There is no entry fee for people taking part, and there will be prizes for everyone.

Also on the day there will be refreshments on site, an nflatable slid, a small merry-go-round, face painting and much more.

There is also a raffle with a 32” flat screen TV up for grabs, and 7” tablet for second place. Tickets are £1 available from Belton Motor Services, The Wheatsheaf, The Crown and The Beauty Parlour in Epworth.

A spokesman for the organising committee said: “We are also looking for volunteers to help marshall the event on the day, each marshall will receive £10 for their hard work.”

Anyone that can assist is asked to get in touch via Belton Barror Race’s Facebook page or telephone 07816685933.

Last year’s race took place at the Crown Inn and involved a fun day with live music into the evening.

Treasurer Simon Bradwell said: “We all had a really great day. The weather held, to the relief of everyone involved, we had record crowds, great races and lots of fun along the way.

“I have seen loads of great pictures of people having fun so mission accomplished.”

Competitor Paul Verrico said via Facebook: “Cracking job from the Belton race committee - village life at its finest.”

Simon added that the 2015 event had raised £500.