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What is Hoof It?

Hoof it for PRD is a one-off charity fundraiser – an 8 ¼ mile sponsored walk on Friday 10th September – launched to replace the lost income PRD would have generated from its events scheduled to have taken place at Ascot in July 2020 and July 2021.

When will Hoof it for PRD take place?

Friday 10th September – Hoof it for PRD by walking 8 ¼ miles.

Where will Hoof it for PRD take place?

The idea is that both individuals and corporates can support by walking an 8 ¼ mile route of your choice. You can walk individually or with friends and business colleagues. We’re really hoping employers will embrace this event and encourage their teams to collaborate to Hoof it for PRD – perhaps on the Friday afternoon…

What are the objectives of Hoof it for PRD?

Since we have not been able to hold PRD in 2020 or 2021, our chosen charities for those years have suffered – we typically raise £250k per annum. Whilst our emergency appeal, The Foundation 500, raised valuable funds but we still have projects which need funding.

Who are the beneficiaries of Hoof it for PRD?

We have decided that the five charities who came through our selection process in November 2019 will receive any monies raised. These charities are LandAid, WellChild, The Dusty Yak Foundation, Trusts for African Schools and Chernobyl Children in Need. You can here more about them in our 'Charities' section.

Why 8 & 1/4 miles?

The distance of PRD races at Ascot = 66 furlongs which equates to 8 ¼ miles

Who can enter?

Corporate teams (minimum 5 people per team) = £500 team entry fee + £100 per person minimum fundraising

Individuals = £100 minimum fundraising

Will there be prizes for the top fundraisers?

Yes! There are two prizes… one to the corporate team who raises the most (average amount raised per team member) and one to the individual who raises the most.

  • 1st corporate prize = Ascot race sponsorship & box package - 

    Have the exciting opportunity to name a race run at Ascot during 2022. Ascot will provide a private box on the raceday overlooking the track. Your race will be shown live on Sky Sports Racing and listed in the Racing Post. Judge the best turned out horse in the Parade Ring before the race and watch the race in style from the Ascot Authority Box with a glass of champagne in hand. Following the race you will present the mementoes to winning connections and there will be photo opportunities on the presentation podium. In addition there is space for some copy and a logo in the racecard and a logo on some digital screens around the course.

    Ts and Cs: Date to be agreed by both parties. Food included but drinks an additional cost. Race name to be approved by Ascot and must not contravene any exclusivity clauses with existing Partners

  • 1st individual prize = TBC

Who can donate to Hoof it for PRD?

Anyone, either corporately or individually, can donate to Hoof it for PRD – take part yourself or sponsor a friend, colleague or corporate team taking part via their fundraising page(s). Alternatively, if you wish to make a private donation, please contact

Can I apply Gift Aid to my donations?

Yes - by donating through this website, you will be asked whether you wish to Gift Aid your donation.

How much of the anticipated fundraising will be distributed directly to the charities?

We run a small cash balance to cover our limited overheads, so 100% of any monies raised by Hoof it for PRD will be forwarded directly to our charities (in line with the allocations decided by our committee in November 2019).

Can I make a donation without taking part in the event?

Yes - please contact Tessa Champion at JSC Comms by email

Will PRD return to Ascot in 2022?

Yes! We are hoping to run the event in its usual form on Friday 8th July 2022. For more information please visit