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Racing Together Community Day

Racing Together Community Day

Racing’s national day of volunteering in local communities


Wednesday 8 May

Key information

  • British racing’s national day of employee volunteering.
  • Initiated to collectively inspire and showcase racing working in its local communities, showing that it’s fun to give back alongside colleagues.
  • The 6th annual Racing Together Community Day will take place on Wednesday 8th May 2024.
  • Follow this link to register your interest or contact for more information, support and advice.
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Register your interest to take part next year

Click the button below to express an interest in taking part in Racing Together Community Day in May 2024.

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Racing Together CEO John Blake reflects on a record Racing Together Community Day on Sky Sports Racing.

Find out who got involved, what the key themes were and which charities and community groups benefitted.


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“Newmarket racing-related businesses had an amazing opportunity to improve our local area this week: sign cleaning, litter picking and more. It was a fantastic example of teamworking and has made a visible difference to our local area.” John Gilbert, Racing Centre CEO



A big thank you to all the businesses and individuals who got involved for this year’s Racing Together Community Day and made a difference in their local communities.

Why volunteer?

  • Your people: it’s fun, develops skills and offers a rewarding team-building activity
  • Your community: it changes lives, builds new partnerships and helps where need is greatest
  • Your business: it’s motivating, creates a positive local profile and is responsible business.

10 Ideas for Racing Together Community Day Activity:

  • Identify an existing charity partner or ask your team to submit local causes close to their hearts
  • Tidy up your local area, speak to your local council
  • Visit a volunteer website for ideas
  • Contact your local Lions Club
  • Use your team’s core skills; maintenance, catering, social media
  • Invite beneficiaries to a behind-the-scenes day at your racecourse
  • Use the day to train your staff: to be autism aware, dementia friends, etc
  • Volunteer your time to host an event, fundraise, mentor or skills to help out
  • Charity types suit your team: animal charities; sports foundations
  • Equine charities: Greatwood, the Racehorse Sanctuary, HEROs, etc.


Help the sport to promote the day:

  • Advise Racing Together of activities
  • Tag Racing Together, take photos and be active on social media using #RTCommunityDay
  • Send a press release to contribute to racing’s wider industry story
  • Let your local MP know and invite them along.

Are you racing that week? If so:

  • Use spare race titles and racecard space
  • Include sponsors in activities
  • Invite your local MP
  • If you’re too busy, simply announce plans for later in the year
  • Brief media contacts, photographers and raceday presenters.

About Racing Together

Racing Together represents and champions British racing’s community engagement and education activity and is a growing partnership of charities and other organisations who work across the sport to benefit others.

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Racing Together Webinar Series

The Racing Together Webinar Series is designed to start and accelerate conversations on some key community engagement and education topics. The interactive sessions are led by a host and feature a guest panel from across and outside racing.

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