All downhill . . . Joe (Roosta) Kennedy (10) of Wyndham takes part in the Can-it-4-Cancer extravaganza motorcross fundraiser for the Southland Charity Hospital at the Jedburgh Station track on Sunday. PHOTO: SARAH WHITE

Motocross riders roared their way around the Jedburgh Motocross Track for a good cause on Sunday.

About 100 riders took part in the Can-it-4-Cancer extravaganza to raise money for the Southland Charity Hospital.

The event was a joint venture between the Kennedy family who live on Jedburgh Station where the track is, and the Southern Dirt Bike Riders Club.

It is the third time the event has been held.

Jedburgh Station manager Murray Kennedy said the day was very successful.

‘‘[It was a] perfect day weatherwise. The track conditions were good.’’

Prize money was donated by the Mataura Licensing Trust, Cowley Electrical Dairy and Pumps and Gore Mitre 10.

‘‘Most of the riders donated their prize money back to the charity, which was absolutely fantastic.’’

He was not sure how much the event raised but believed it would be about $5000.

The track was open to the public and catered for all abilities.

‘‘It’s four tracks in one, basically.’’

New Zealand national 12-14 years title holder Seth Morrow of Invercargill competed in the event.

About five years ago Mr Kennedy noticed his children’s interest in motocross and marked out a track.

‘‘It’s got bigger and better, better and bigger and the jumps have got bigger.’’

Another extravaganza would be held in February.