Jog for Jockeys race returns to the Curragh this year to raise vital funds for injured jockeys

The annual Jog for Jockeys event will be back in the Curragh this year, and it will feature as the special eighth race on the September 1 card.

The run helps to raise money for jockeys who have been injured, with all monies donated to the Irish Injured Jockeys fund.

This one of a kind 5km route allows participants to walk, jog or run on the historic Curragh plains including running up the home straight of the track, alongside many well-known jockeys, trainers and racing personalities.

Ruby Walsh, Champion National Hunt Jockey and Irish Injured Jockeys Chairman said: “We are delighted to be back at the Curragh on Saturday September 1 for this year’s Jog for Jockeys. It’s going to be a very unique eighth and final race on the race card. Whether you are a walker, jogger or serious runner, I’d encourage everyone to give Jog for Jockeys a go. There is a great atmosphere and serious rivalry between the jockeys and trainers.  More importantly, all funds raised go to the injured riders who are in most need of support. Registrations are now open at ”

Entry costs €20 for those who register online at www.jogforjockeys.ie before Friday August 24. Participants who pre-register online will also receive a free Jog for Jockeys t-shirt and free entry into the Curragh’s race meeting on Saturday September 1 featuring the Sisk raceday.

Registrations will also be open on race day and all runners will be provided with timing chips to record accurate race times.

All children can take part free of charge but there is a €10 fee for children under 12 who would like a T-shirt and a timing chip.

A team of five is €100, with the three best times to count. There is also a prize for the winning ‘equine team’ – a team comprising racing yards, vets or any equine-related business across Ireland.

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