Macmillan Charity Raceday

13/06/2020

Macmillan Charity Raceday at York Racecourse

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This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Macmillan Charity Raceday, the oldest event of its kind in the country!

To mark this incredible milestone, we have launched a selection of exciting new events.

On Saturday 13 June you’ll have the chance to watch some of the most exciting races in the horse racing calendar at the biggest and oldest charity racing event, the Macmillan Charity Raceday. This will take place at the famous backdrop of York Racecourse and you will enjoy a day of fun and fundraising, with the chance to win some amazing prizes in our raffle.

Since the Macmillan Charity Raceday first launched in 1971, over £8.5 million has been raised for Macmillan, with last year alone raising £650,000! This incredible amount has allowed Macmillan to be right there for those living with and affected by cancer, providing physical, emotional and financial support. We want to make this year an unforgettable year, and so with your help we want to reach our goal of raising over £1 million!

Buy tickets - Book directly through the York Racecourse website

Ernest Cooper and Macmillan Ride of Their Lives

For 2020 our famous Ernest Cooper Macmillan Ride of Their Lives returns for another amazing year. Last year our 12 brave amateur riders raised £340,000 for people affected by cancer and their hard work lead to a great race, which was an incredible way to end a wonderful day.

To find out about this year’s riders and to donate, you can support them on their journey by looking at their Just Giving pages at the bottom of the page.

Jump of Their Lives

Ready to saddle up and jump into a new challenge? Then why not take part in the Jump of Their Lives; a tandem skydive raising funds in aid of Macmillan. Taking place on Saturday 6 June in Bridlington, you will have the chance to see the beautiful views of the Yorkshire Coast like never before.

All jumpers will then be invited to join the thousands of racegoers at York Racecourse for the Macmillan Charity Raceday on Saturday 13 June. The application closing date has been extended to Friday 14 February, so head over to the York Racecourse website to find out more information and sign up!

Yorkshire Dales Mighty Hike

If you don’t fancy a race, why not try a change of pace with our exciting new Yorkshire Dales Mighty Hike. This stunning hike, also taking place on Saturday 13 June, is the perfect opportunity for those who do not want to attend the Raceday but would still like to support Macmillan and help paint Yorkshire green.

The circular route will follow the river Aire, passing Janet’s Foss waterfall and pretty market towns including Malham and Grassington. The registration deadling is Friday 29 May 2020, to find out more information head over to www.macmillan.org.uk/yorkshiredales.

Ride of Their Lives Just Giving Pages

Mark Tronco - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mark-tronco1

Ria Ginley - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ria-ginley

Nicola Naughton - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nicola-naughton

Sarah Jane Barker - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sarah-jane-barker2

Kelsi Langley - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kelsi-langley

Claire Shepherd - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/helen-shepherd10

Luci Hughes - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/luci-hughes

Thomas Drewry - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thomas-drewry

Sean Quinn - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/squinnracing

Lois Teal - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lois-teal1

Natasha Hayes - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/natasha-nelson

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.

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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 13 June, then there are other ways you can still get involved.

The Jump of Their Lives is taking place on Saturday 6 June, which is a tandem skydive in aid of Macmillan. Applications are open until 14 February and you will have the chance to see the beautiful views of the Yorkshire Coast.

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.

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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 Race Course, then there are other fantastic ways you can get involved.

On Saturday 13 June the first 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 and help paint Yorkshire Green on 13 June. The registration deadline is Friday 29 May 2020 so head over to www.macmillan.org.uk/yorkshiredales. to sign up!

Another fantastic opportunity to support Macmillan is by taking part in the Jump of Their Lives on Saturday 6 June. This is a tandem skydive in aid of Macmillan and you’ll have the chance to take in the beautiful views of the Yorkshire coast. Applications are open until 14 February so head over to York Racecourse website to find out more.

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How can I watch the Ride of Their Lives race?

The Ride of Their Lives will take place around 6pm at York Racecourse on Saturday 13 June. If you would like to attend the race, head over to York Racecourse website to book tickets.

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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.

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We will be holding a silent auction at the Macmillan Charity Raceday where there will be a range of amazing prizes to be won. Keep an eye on this page to find out more information about the prizes and when the auction website goes live.

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

This event has raised over

£8.5 million

to help us be there for more people affected by cancer

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