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The York Pantomime Horse Race

alzheimers society

12:02am 12th August 2012

Pete the pantomime horse is in the driving seat gearing up for the world’s strangest race in York.

He’s gaining a head start as part of Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship York Memory Walk being held over a choice of distances - one or six miles - on Sunday 23RD September

The great gallop and the walk both go under starter’s orders opposite the race course stands to raise funds for services to help people with dementia and carers.

A line-up of pantomime horses will take part in the race being run alongside the Memory Walk – which anyone can sign up for at

Alzheimer’s Society community fundraiser Julie Lee said:

‘We are looking for businesses to back a winner by taking part in the big race.

‘It will be great to watch – it’s quite a challenge to run in full costume and stay in a straight line, so all bets are off!’

Walkers will be able to watch the race for which the businesses taking part will pay an entry fee and each be supplied with a nags head – and legs.

Any businesses wishing to join the line-up adorned in their own livery can call Community fundraiser Ju Lee 01904 633599, or email

As well as being able to sign up people without access to a computer who would like to register for the walk, can call 0845 3060 898.

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