Village Olympics in Sawley

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A VILLAGE near Ripon is launching a new fun event with its own version of the Olympic Games next month.

The Sawley Village Olympics takes place on the village green on Sunday, July 17, from noon, and will feature teams of five taking part in events including welly-wanging, dressing-up relay, target frisbee, space hopper relay, giant marble run, and egg throwing.

The Olympics will feature teams of five with an open event for teams of all ages and a junior event where each athlete must be under 14-years-old.

For visitors, there will be lots of games and activities going on around the green including limbo dancing, bale tossing, nine-pin bowling, croquet, table tennis and ferret bingo. There will also be a raffle, tombola, book stall and refreshments including teas, ice-creams, and a barbecue.

Entry is, open event £10, junior event £5, teams must enter by July 10.

• To register a team download forms from