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Join us at the 35th Children’s Cancer Run, a fantastic experience for all ages. Be a part of this treasured North East event to help more children beat cancer. Entries are now open – hurry as early bird entry rates end on 31st March 2017. 

Everyone taking part in the run will receive a 35th Anniversary medal and the legendary Greggs picnic on finishing. All children will also receive a limited edition Children’s Cancer Run t-shirt. For the first time, adults have the option of a special edition technical t-shirt for a suggested donation of £10.

You can enter now for any of the three run routes: one, three or five miles. Why not bring your friends and family along for our new, improved event village at the finish?

New for 2017:

  • Improved park and ride service operated by our transport partners Stagecoach
  • Additional activities and entertainment at the Event Village
  • A personalised, on-line fundraising page created for all runners registering here

Thank you to our corporate supporters for making the event possible:

Corporate supporter packages start at £500. If your business is interested in supporting our research through this event, please contact Janet Price –

Sign up today!

You will be asked to Log-in or Sign-in to Everyday Hero, our registration system. This only takes a couple of minutes to complete and will take you direct to our registration page.

Download a sponsor form

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Children’s Cancer Run there is an option for adult runners to order a limited edition Children’s Cancer Run technical t-shirt for a suggested donation of £10.00 per t-shirt; they are perfect to wear on the day of the event and/or on future training runs. Please note, you also have the option of ordering a t-shirt when you sign up to take part in the run as part of the on-line registration form.

Orders made online by midnight on Sunday 14th May 2017 will be posted out before the event. T-shirts will also be available to order from the NECCR Merchandise point at the Event Village near the Finish line on event day. All proceeds from t-shirt donations will go towards research into childhood cancer at the Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre in Newcastle.

Limited edition adult technical t-shirts

Download a paper entry form

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

Registering a school?

If you are a school and would like to register to take part in the 2017 run please click on the link below.

Register my school

The history

The Children’s Cancer Run came from very small beginnings over 30 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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