Sustainability | Catterick Racecourse


At Catterick, we recognise the importance of sustainability and building something that future generations will be able to continue to enjoy. In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Race Day in 2022, the racecourse joined forces with Risedale Schools Eco-Ambassador’s to develop eco-friendly ways of increasing sustainability at the course.

Our caterers, CGC Event Caterers, have completely removed plastic straws and cutlery on course, replacing with paper straws and wooden cutlery.

They use local suppliers as much as possible and work with them to reduce both food miles and the amount of unnecessary packaging they use, while our caterers aim to recycle as much of their generated waste as possible; glass, plastics etc. 

CGC also use transport rotas for staff to minimise the number of individual journeys to the racecourse, thereby reducing the number of vehicles on the road.

Our grounds team work hard all year to maintain the racecourse which, in addition to hosting racing throughout the year, has a diverse range of plants and flowers which act as a habitat for insects and pollinators.

We have introduced recycling points at the racecourse to encourage racegoers to dispose of waste responsibly.

E-tickets are used for all advanced bookings, reducing need for paper tickets.

We offer a shuttle bus on race days from Richmond Market Place to help any racegoers based in Richmond or those looking to travel by public transport.

A newly installed bike rack is available in the Annual Badge Holder & Disabled Car Park for any racegoers wishing to cycle to the racecourse.