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Outdoor Event, Sat 21 Jul 2018


Snail racing is a fun event for young and old alike. For more than 25 years the World Snail Racing Championships have been held at Congham, near King's Lynn, in Norfolk.

Snail racing is easy to organise. Collect snails from a garden. Favourite places are behind or underneath big stones. They like wet areas.

Before snails can enter a race a sticker with a number must be put on so they can be identified. One garden snail looks very much like another!

It is best to hold heats if there are large numbers.

The snails race from the centre of a circle to the outside. The circle has a radius of 13 inches. The snails are put in the middle and pointed in the right direction.

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Sat 21 Jul 2018

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Sat 21 Jul World Snail Racing Championships


World Snail Racing Championships


Village Centre,
King's Lynn,


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Map reference: TF 715235  Lat: 52.78182 Long: 0.54141


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