Macmillan Charity Raceday


Macmillan Charity Raceday at York Racecourse

Join us

Join us at York Racecourse on Saturday 15 June for the 49th Macmillan Charity Raceday.

Watch in awe as some of the most exciting races in the horse racing calendar unfold before your eyes, whilst enjoying the famous backdrop of York Racecourse. As well as an exciting day of racing, there will also be opportunities to support Macmillan - including the chance to win some amazing prizes in our raffle. Make sure to say hello to one of over 100 volunteers that will be supporting Macmillan on the day to buy your tickets!

Having raised over £500,000 for Macmillan last year alone, this exciting day at the races has now raised a staggering £8.5 million since it first launched in 1971– all proceeds have enabled us to help those living with cancer with financial, physical and emotional support. This year, with your help, we hope to raise even more so that we can be there for everyone to help them with whatever cancer throws their way

Tickets can be booked directly through the York Racecourse website

For 2019 our famous Ernest Cooper Macmillan Ride of Their Lives returns for another year. In 2018 our 12 amazing riders raised over £100,000 for people affected with cancer and took part in our closest race to date with a photo finish needed to separate the front two.

To find out about this year’s riders and to donate, you can support each rider on their journey 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 -

This event has raised over

£8 million

to help us be there for more people affected by cancer

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If you would like to raise money for Macmillan doing a challenge which isn't on our website, no problem! Just tell us what you're up to and we'll send you a fundraising pack.

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