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Take part in the 5 or 3 mile course or do the Mini Mile and receive a t-shirt, medal and Gregg’s picnic to celebrate your achievement.

Metro Radio will be hosting a Roadshow on the day, making it a great day out for the whole family. Everyone is welcome, not just families, so please do bring colleagues and friends along too!

All routes:

  • Child entry (under 16 years) £6
  • Adult entry (16 years and over) £13
  • Family entry (2 adults and up to 3 children) £33
  • You can also register your school or choose to run for your school – please view the links below to enter.

Ways to join in

To get involved please choose one of the options below. Please note: Parents may accompany their children on the Mini Mile for free but will only receive a medal, t-shirt and picnic if an entry fee is paid.

Ways to join in

General public entry

Visit our event microsite where you can get all the information you need about entering. You will be asked to sign in with Everyday Hero, our event booking system that will allow you to register for the run and will create your own personal on-line fundraising page.

Register today

Register your school

If you would like to register your school to take part in the Children’s Cancer Run 2016 you can do online. You will be asked to sign in with Everyday Hero, our event booking system that will allow you to register and will automatically create your school’s on-line fundraising page.

Register today

Run for your school

If your school has registered with the Children’s Cancer Run you can join your school team online. You will be asked to sign in with Everyday Hero, our event booking system that will allow you to register for the run.

Enter now

Download your sponsor form here!

School resources

The ‘one stop shop’ for materials to help your school make the most of taking part in the Children’s Cancer Run and raise funds to save young lives. You will receive a hard copy of the School Information Pack in the post once your school has registered.

View the school resources section

Running for a school?

If you are running for a school, here you can find the Fundraising Page for your school. Please share this with your friends and family, asking them to sponsor you for taking part in the Children’s Cancer Run as part of your school team.

Find your school’s fundraising page

Why take up the challenge?

Helping more children

The money you raise will be used to fund research into more individualised treatments for childhood cancer, making them less distressing and more effective for children everywhere.


We will support you every step of the way. We are only ever a phone call or email away if you have any questions or need help with your fundraising.

The history

The Children’s Cancer Run came from very small beginnings 33 years ago. It started through Kings School in Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear in order to raise money for the North of England Children’s Cancer Research fund, as at the time, one of their pupils was suffering from Cancer of the kidney.

At the start, the run was spearheaded by the then headmaster of the school who wanted to do something positive to help and to make a difference. This initial idea blossomed, slowly at first… the first run only had a couple of hundred people from Kings School. But from one man’s idea and determination to make a difference came the Children’s Cancer Run we know of today.

A volunteer committee was set up to manage the organisation of the run, and today, many of the original members are still volunteering their services. Particularly satisfying and completing a ‘circle’ is the fact that Chris Peacock, the pupil at Kings school who had Cancer of the kidney and who inspired pupils and staff to raise money in the first ‘sponsored’ run is now also chairman of the committee.

What you’ve helped raise...


The Children’s Cancer Run has raised over £5 million for research into treatments and cures for childhood cancer carried out here in Newcastle.

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