Macmillan Charity Raceday


Macmillan Charity Raceday at York Racecourse

Join us

If you fancy the challenge of taking part in the country’s biggest and oldest charity race in our 50th year then the application process is now open!

We are currently looking for 12 new amazing riders to take on this once in a lifetime challenge. If you are ready to get back on a horse while raising life changing amounts of money, then head over to the York Racecourse website where you will be able to find out just what it is we are looking for.

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended the 49th Macmillan Charity Raceday on Saturday 15 June.

Everyone’s kind generosity helped us raise an amazing £650,000! This will make a real difference to the growing number of people living with cancer in the Yorkshire area and across the UK by helping to provide emotional, financial, medical and practical support. We honestly could not have done this without the thousands of racegoers, dedicated fundraisers and invaluable support from local and UK wide businesses. The incredible total raised this year has meant that the Macmillan Charity Raceday has now raised over £8.5 million since it first launched in 1971.

There is still time to support our amazing amateur riders who took part in the Ernest cooper Macmillan Ride of Their Lives this year. It was an incredible end to a wonderful day, with their hard work and bravery leading to a great race.

To find out about this year’s riders and to donate, please click on the links below

Lady Camilla Halifax -

Abi Stock -

Catherine Dwyer -

Charlotte Atkinson-

Claudio Michael Grech-

Karl Avison-

Kate Poulter -

Lauren Stanley-

Leah Cooper-

Jessica Todd

Patrick Kennedy-

Nicky McGrath -

Next year, on Saturday 13 June, it is the 50th Anniversary of The Macmillan Charity Raceday. Building on the success of the event this year, we want to make it an unforgettable year, with the ambition of raising over £1 million to help those living and affected by cancer.

There will be photographers at this event. By attending you give permission for your picture to be used to promote this event on ours and sponsors’ websites, fundraising materials and local/national press.

This event has raised over

£8.5 million

to help us be there for more people affected by cancer

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Go your own way

If you would like to take on a challenge for Macmillan which isn't in our listed events, no problem! Tell us which one you're doing and we'll send you a fundraising pack.

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Help with fundraising

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