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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 are now open.

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 –

Runner entries are now open!

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.

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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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