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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. On-line entries are open until 5th May 2016.

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

Click here to register a child, adult or family for the 3/5 mile run or the Mini Mile. 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. You can also create or join a team here when you register.

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 register to run as part of your school team here - child, adult or family entry for the 3/5 or Mini Mile. 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

Create your own fundraising page

Essential event information

Getting there on the day

Why not take advantage of the shuttle bus service, operated by Stagecoach, running every 30 minutes from Four Lane Ends and Regent Centre Metro stations. For only £1 return this is a great way to get to and from the event. A huge thank you to Stagecoach drivers for volunteering their time on event day!



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.

This initial idea blossomed, slowly at first… the first run only had a couple of hundred people from Kings School.

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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