The pram race is a great event, which sees many teams each year dress up and decorate their pram to run around the main roads of Penicuik. The teams walk from Tesco up to the Roadhouse to flaunt their costumes and the race starts from The Roadhouse to the public park. It is always well attended with cheering crowds along the way.
There are prizes for the winners but also those who are best dressed and have the best decorated pram. So everyone taking part is in with a chance of winning – but you have to put in a lot of effort, we’ve had some amazing entries in past years (see some photos below). This is judged by a special guest.
The race is open to 10 year olds and over as long as they are a member of an organisation taking part and must include 2 adults of 18 years and over.
The mode of transport is not restricted but is has to be manually worked.
This year’s pram race was judged and started by Boogie from Forth 1 Radio.
The winners of 2019 are:
Winners of the race – Penicuik Boxing Club
Best Pram – Sy Fi Utd
Best Fancy Dress Team – Headcases (Flamingos)
Best Overall – Hunter and Lass’s past and present (The Royal Family).
Photos from 2019: