Our Race is named after the infamous Goose Fair which is believed to have started back in the 13th century as a trade event renewed for high quality cheeses but the name is derived as thousands of geese were driven from Lincolnshire to be sold in Nottingham. Originally the fair was held in the Market Square but moved to the Recreation Ground in 1927 as the Market Square was redeveloped.
Kimberly and District Striders first ran the event to coincide with the last day of the Goose Fair and have retained the tradition ever since. Goodie bags have tried to reference the fair in some way with previous gifts being toffee apples, pork pies and a long while back a donation of goose eggs!
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