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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 closed. On the day entries are open from 9am to 12noon at the Information Point. On the day entry rates:

Child entry: £10

Adult entry: £20

Family entry: £50

Please note that child Mini Mile runners will be given an Accompanying Adult strip for one adult to accompany them on the route. If the adult would like a medal and picnic, they will need to register. All adults running the 3/5mile route need to register.

Run times for on the day registrations:

3/5 mile run – Start anytime from 9.30am to 12.30pm

Mini Mile – Start anytime from 10.00am to 12.30pm

School runners – check the school start times in the School section

TOP TIP – We expect to be at our busiest from 9am to 11am, so arrive after this to help miss the queues.

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 –

On-line runner entries are now closed. On the day registrations are available.

On the day registrations are open from 9am to 12noon at the Information Point near to the 3/5 mile start. You can start the 3/5 mile run anytime from 9.30am to 12.30pm or the Mini Mile from 10.00am to 12.30pm. School runners should check the Schools section for specific school start times.

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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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