Racing gets moving for Sport Relief 2018
With Sport Relief week now in full flow, racecourses up and down the land will be showing their support for the sporting charity through a number of fun activities and in-house competition!
The challenge of reaching one billion steps every day up to Friday 23rd March is well and truly on and with a little can-do spirit, the racecourses are certainly set to do their bit to get the nation closer to that target.
Remember you can contribute by simply downloading the Sport Relief app, joining our league and walking your way up the leaderboard.
The team at Ascot are leading their own personal charge by all committing to walk the straight mile at the famous Berkshire venue on Thursday morning!
The average person takes approximately 2000 steps to walk one mile, so you don’t have to be a Maths whizz to work out that the team there will rack up a serious number of strides on Thursday morning!
Ascot staff will be marching the Straight Mile course at @Ascot on Thursday 22nd March, raising money for @sportrelief with the Make Your Steps Count campaign#RacingDoesSportRelief @GBRacing pic.twitter.com/qw2f48B3Kt
— Ascot Racecourse (@Ascot) March 1, 2018
What’s more, this weekend’s Spring Family raceday will see a special addition to the race card as race 2 has been named The Sport Relief/GBR Billion Steps Challenge Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race!
Arena Racing In League Competition
The 15 racecourse teams that form the Arena Racing Company group are presently locked in a tight battle amongst themselves to see just who is the busiest.
The racecourse teams have at present, racked up and average number of steps of 125,000 per person!
There are 9 racedays scheduled to go off at ARC tracks before the sport relief window closes and we’re sure that the raceday activity will see the group post some big numbers!
- Newcastle – under 18s race free
Newbury will be supporting horseracing’s efforts with a racecourse walk ahead of their penultimate Jump fixture, on Friday, March 23, 2018, the Be Wiser Jumps Season Finale.
Racegoers, Annual Members and anyone wishing to get involved and support Sport Relief are invited to walk around the inside perimeter of the Racecourse on Friday, March 23 ahead of a competitive afternoon of racing.
The walk will commence from the official start of the Ladbrokes Trophy course and is a one and a half-mile journey to the finish line.
Anyone wishing to take part is asked to arrive at the racecourse no later than 11.30am.
The walk will begin at 11.45am promptly and all those walking will have to be clear of the course by 1pm. Individuals are advised to wear suitable footwear and warm clothing for the walk.
To start tracking your steps, download the Sports Relief app and join the Great British Racing league to help Sport Relief reach a billion steps a day between 17-23 March 2018. The app can be downloaded here.