Welcome To The Snail Racing Championships.

Snail racing started in Norfolk, UK in 1990 and the almost forgotten tradition was reinvigorated in London in 1999, with the ‘Guinness Championships.’ It now happens on an annual basis in Norfolk. What a great tradition! If you haven’t guessed it, it involves racing snails side-by-side until the winner crosses the finishline. The snail racing championships attracts a surprisingly large crowd with a number of snails competing on a white table, surrounded by a crowd. The snails are lined up within a red circle, before moving outwards to the edge of the table. The first one to reach the outer red line, on the edge of the table, wins. Because of the slow pace it takes quite a while for the snails to get to the end, making it an exciting finale!