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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. 

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.

Run, jog or walk we have something for everyone with different routes to choose from: 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 –

On-line registrations are now closed.

You can register on the day between 9am to 11.30am at Newcastle Racecourse. On the day entry fees: £10 children, £20 adults, £50 family of 2 adults and up to 3 children.

Key Information

  • Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at the event but should not run any of the routes.
  • Pushchairs and wheelchair users are welcome to take part in the Mini Mile run but due to the terrain are advised not to take part along the 3 or 5 mile courses.


The Children’s Cancer Run raises funds for the North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund. They need your help to beat childhood cancers. If everyone who runs the Children’s Cancer Run raised £25 sponsorship, we’d have over £250,000 to improve the treatment available to children with cancer in our region.

Don’t forget to activate your Everyday Hero fundraising page and start collecting sponsors today.

Every £1 you raise helps children beat cancer.

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.

T-shirts are available to purchase from the NECCR Merchandise point near to the 3/5 mile start and 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

Try our 6 week training plan

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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