Here’s the list of charities and groups that will benefit from the Ely potato race

Isle of Ely Produce organisers of the annual Potato Race on the streets of Ely have today announced

Isle of Ely Produce organisers of the annual Potato Race on the streets of Ely have today announced the beneficiaries of the charity proceeds from the 2017 event and are appealing once again for runners for the 2018 race! - Credit: Archant

A list of those benefitting from the Ely potato race has been published.

Isle of Ely Produce organisers of the annual Potato Race on the streets of Ely have today announced

Isle of Ely Produce organisers of the annual Potato Race on the streets of Ely have today announced the beneficiaries of the charity proceeds from the 2017 event and are appealing once again for runners for the 2018 race! - Credit: Archant

Isle of Ely Produce, organisers of the annual race on the streets of Ely, announced the beneficiaries of the charity proceeds from the 2017 event and is appealing once again for runners for the 2018 race.

The race sees local farmers and businesses teaming up to see who can race up and down the high street the quickest whilst carrying 20kg of locally grown potatoes! It features a ladies cup and also children’s race too.

Last year’s races were started by Lucy Frazer MP for South East Cambs.

Event organiser Austen Dack said “We were inundated with requests for help from the £3,000 pot and together with the directors of IOE and city mayor we sat and discussed every application in detail before deciding on the winning causes.”

Isle of Ely Produce organisers of the annual Potato Race on the streets of Ely have today announced

Isle of Ely Produce organisers of the annual Potato Race on the streets of Ely have today announced the beneficiaries of the charity proceeds from the 2017 event and are appealing once again for runners for the 2018 race! - Credit: Archant


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Isle of Ely Produce organisers of the annual Potato Race on the streets of Ely have today announced

Isle of Ely Produce organisers of the annual Potato Race on the streets of Ely have today announced the beneficiaries of the charity proceeds from the 2017 event and are appealing once again for runners for the 2018 race! - Credit: Archant

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Isle of Ely Produce organisers of the annual Potato Race on the streets of Ely have today announced

Isle of Ely Produce organisers of the annual Potato Race on the streets of Ely have today announced the beneficiaries of the charity proceeds from the 2017 event and are appealing once again for runners for the 2018 race! - Credit: Archant

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Isle of Ely Produce organisers of the annual Potato Race on the streets of Ely have today announced

Isle of Ely Produce organisers of the annual Potato Race on the streets of Ely have today announced the beneficiaries of the charity proceeds from the 2017 event and are appealing once again for runners for the 2018 race! - Credit: Archant

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