Jog For Jockeys - 5km
The second running of ‘Jog for Jockeys’ in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund will take place at 12 noon on Sunday 29th July at three Irish Racecourses: The Curragh, Leopardstown and Limerick. Is a 5km jog/run/walk for anyone willing to participate in a fun day out while supporting a worthy cause.
Hector O’hEochagain and Nina Carberry came together to launch the 2012 event that last year over 780 people took part and raised €25,000 for the Injured Jockeys Fund.
Some facts about Jockeys & falls:
N.H.- Average fall rate per ride is 1per 19 rides
N.H.- Average injury rate per fall is 1 in every 5 falls
Flat -Average fall rate per ride is much less but the injury rate per fall is 1 in every 3 falls.
The Injured Jockeys Fund (Jockeys Accident Fund & Qualified Riders Accident Fund) are registered charities.
Jockeys Accident Fund:- Irish Charity No. CHY3262. Qualified Riders Accident Fund:- Irish Charity No. CHY8618.
For more information about the Jog For Jockeys event, or to register online, visit: www.jogforjockeys.ie