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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

On-line registrations are now closed.

Don't worry, you don't have to miss out! You can still enter the run by coming along to the Racecourse on run day and registering at the Information Desk anytime between 9am and 12.30pm. Please note that we will not be able to accept card payments on the day so please bring cash or cheques.

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

Check Your School Start Time Here!

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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