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Join us for the 37th Children’s Cancer Run at Newcastle Racecourse, Gosforth Park for a great family day out. We offer something for everyone with 1, 3 and 5 mile cross country routes to choose from. With your help we hope to raise over £280,000 to fund life saving research into childhood cancer. 

All children taking part in the event receive a limited edition cotton t-shirt to celebrate their achievement. All of our runners will receive:

  • A limited edition medal
  • A Greggs snack box and drink at the end of the run
  • A run pack complete with running number, fundraising information and pocket event guide
  • Lots of support and encouragement along the route

All of our runners, their friends and family are encouraged to join us in the event village near to the finish where we will have:

  • Live music
  • Metro Radio Roadshow
  • Climbing Wall
  • Fairground rides
  • Stalls
  • Refreshments

Don’t take it from us, see what some of our 2018 runners had to say!

“Very well organised and a great family day out”

“It was for a really good cause and fun to do”

“Great fun day out, and the kids love running with their school groups. Everyone setting off at different times means there’s no pressure on them to race!”

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

Corporate supporter packages for 2019 start at £500. If your business is interested in supporting our research through this event, please contact Janet Price –

Online entries are now closed.

On the day entries are available at Newcastle Racecourse on Sunday from 9am to 12noon. Please head to the Information Point on arrival. On the day entry fees apply - cash and card payments are accepted. Adults: £20, Children £10, Families £50. (Each child taking part in the Mini Mile will receive one free accompanyng adult entry).

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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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