The Pagham Pram Race has a 70 year history. In 1946 a group of demobbed servicemen decided they would race. One pushing the pram and another as a baby in it, making sure to drink a pint each, at all the villiage pubs. The prize, a christmas fruit cake.
Since then the Pagham Pram Race has been run every year on Boxing Day, whatever the weather, starting at the mill on Pagham Road and passing The Bear, The Lamb The Kings Beach, a course of approximately 3 miles that finishes at The Lamb car park.
Lately there has been as many as 60 Pram Entrants, some of these are fantastic designed floats usually accompanied by topical fancy dress costumes.
The Race starts at 11am on Boxing Day every year whatever the weather, without fail from Mill farm on Pagham Road at Pagham. Contestants can either sign on online before the day or on the day. A entrance fee or donation of at least £10 is required. Contestants can elect to carry a collection bucket on behalf of the Pagham Pram Race, NO OTHER COLLECTIONS are allowed for any other group or cause.
The race has several different categories.
- Main Race – Pram Chassis (Rules Apply)
- Fancy Dress
- Novelty Non Pram Chassis
- Pub Challenge
- Disabled (Pram Chassis)
- Disabled (Non Pram Chassis)
- Ladies Pram Chassis