A photograph of Macmillan Charity Raceday winners. A group of riders, dressed in horse racing clothing, are holding up a trophy in front of the Macmillan Cancer Support logo.

Macmillan Charity Raceday


Join us at York Racecourse on Saturday 11 June for the 51st Macmillan Charity Raceday.

11 June 2022 09:00

About This Event

This event has raised over £9 million 

Frequently answered questions

  • Where is the money being spent?
    All the money raised for The Macmillan Charity Raceday will be spent in the Yorkshire region. The money will be spent on Macmillan services in the Yorkshire region which could include grant to patients, allied health professionals and support workers.
  • How can I get involved if I can't attend on the day?

    If you are unable to attend the Macmillan Charity Raceday on Saturday 11 June, then there are other ways you can still get involved.

    If you would like to donate without participating in a fundraising event, there are other ways you can do so. Firstly, if you would like to make a cash donation, this can be done over the phone or by email. Please get in touch with the Supporter Events team on 020 7840 4800 or email yorkraceday@macmillan.org.uk to find out more.

    At the Macmillan Charity Raceday, we will be holding a silent auction, where there will be a range of amazing prizes to be won. The silent auction will go live before the event day, with the opportunity to bid online for your favourite prizes. Keep an eye on our website to find out more information about prizes and when the auction goes live.

    If you would like to donate a prize to our silent auction, please get in touch with the Supporter Events team on 020 7840 4800 or email yorkraceday@macmillan.org.uk.

  • I want to support but horse racing isn’t for me

    If you would like to support The Macmillan Charity Raceday but do not want to attend the event at York Racecourse, then there are other fantastic ways you can get involved.

    On Saturday 2 July, the Yorkshire Dales Mighty Hike is taking place. This stunning hike will follow the River Aire, passing Janet’s Foss waterfall and pretty market towns including Malham and Grassington. The one-day hike will cover 26 miles and is the perfect opportunity to support Macmillan. The registration deadline is Friday 17 June so head over to our Mighty Hikes website to sign up.

  • How can I watch the Ride of Their Lives race?

    The Ride of Their Lives will take place at York Racecourse on Saturday 11 June. If you would like to attend the race, head over to York Racecourse website to book tickets.

  • I am a corporate and want to support the fundraising
    If you are interested in finding out more about our sponsorship opportunities and how you can get involved with this event, please email yorkraceday@macmillan.org.uk.
  • How do I support with a prize donation?

    We are grateful to people who can support the event by contributing a prize. Please let us know how you can help by emailing Melanie Humphreys at yorkraceday@macmillan.org.uk or calling the team on 0207 8404 800.

  • Will there be photography at the event?

    Please note that there will be photography at the Macmillan Charity Raceday and Macmillan Cancer Support will be using the photographs in online and printed marketing to promote future events. If you would prefer not to be photographed, please let the photographer know at the event. Alternatively, if in the future you see us using an image of yourself that you do not like, please contact our Supporter Events team on yorkraceday@macmillan.org.uk or macmillanevents@macmillan.org.uk and we will ensure that it is not used moving forward. We promise to keep any personal data, including photographs that are taken at our events safe. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

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