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Join over 8,000 runners at our 36th Children’s Cancer Run for a fantastic family day out. Choose from the Mini Mile, three or five mile cross-country routes. Everything you raise in sponsorship will help more children beat cancer.  

Entries will be open on 1st December 2017. Hold the date in the meantime!

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

Corporate supporter packages for 2018 start at £500. If your business is interested in supporting our research through this event, please contact Janet Price – janet@neccr.org.uk

Runner entries open here from 1st December 2017. Schools can register to take part now - see our School information section for more information.

Download a sponsor form

Volunteering your time to help in the planning or delivery of the Children’s Cancer Run is a great way to gain experience and make a difference. Whether you’re looking to gain skills to help with job hunting, meet new people or just have fun, volunteering could be the answer. We have a range of roles from helping to set up the course to being an information steward on the day.

The Children’s Cancer Run can only take place with the help of volunteers. Over 300 people volunteer with us every year, and it is because of their dedication and hard work that we have been able to raise over £7 million for research to help more children beat cancer.

Volunteer with us

Complete our volunteer form and we will be in touch soon to discuss options with you.

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.

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