Catterick Racecourse has been a member of the community since 1783 and we are proud of our role in supporting the local community as set out below.
Catterick Racecourse is an active supporter of the racing industry initiative Racing to School, an education charity that aims to inspire young minds through the provision of free, interactive, and healthy outdoor educational events for schools, staged at a variety of racing venues.
The free, nationwide educational activities are supported by the racing industry’s community engagement programme Racing Together.
Catterick Racecourse is just 3 miles from Catterick Garrison, the largest British Army garrison in the world. The course aims to support the garrison and its community and offers discounted admission to all military personnel.
Each year, Catterick holds a charity race day for the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and offers free admission to all military personnel to this event. ABF The Soldier’s Charity is the Army’s national charity, here for soldiers, past and present, and their families for life.
Additionally, the course holds the St Teresa’s Charity Raceday in July, which helps raise money for the Darlington Hospice who provide care & support for those with life-limiting illness, and for their families.
The racecourse is also part of national schemes including Blue Light Tickets supporting NHS employees and those working within the emergency services.
We’re also proud to support a number of local charities, schools and community organisations where we can with raffle prizes to assist in their fundraising activities.
We proudly support Racing Together, the collective banner for British Racing’s community engagement and education activity. It coordinates, supports, represents and measures British racing’s community engagement activity that takes place right across the industry. Racing Together’s vision is for British racing to be known as a ‘force for good’ by helping the communities in which the sport operates.
We work closely with many racing charities including Racing Welfare and the Injured Jockeys Fund and support national initiatives including Racing Staff Week and National Racehorse Week.
Throughout the year we host several Family Days to encourage the next generation of racegoers.