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The Great Big Cheese Race

Cheese RaceThe Big Cheese weekend is fast approaching (29th - 31st July) with lots of fun events and activities being organised to make this year's festival one to remember.

One of the highlights of the weekend is the Great Cheese Race and organisers are looking for teams of fun loving people to take part.This year teams will run a in a relay format and the course takes participants around a special course through the main event site and around the grounds and over the drawbridge of the magnificent Caerphilly Castle.  The race is open to adults and children and while fancy dress is optional it all adds to the fun.

A relay baton of cheese will be passed between team members as they runtheir lap (half a lap for each pair of juniors, a full lap for each pair of adults).

Adults will be expected to use the traditional cheese stretchers to carry the cheese truckles on.

The first race will take place at 6.30pm on 29th July and will form part of the opening celebrations for the Big Cheese Festival on the Friday evening.

All entrants will receive a certificate and medal, with overall winners for best fancy dress and each race.

To receive an entry for this year's race, email or visit

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