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North of England Children’s Cancer Research (NECCR) has announced the postponement of the Children’s Cancer Run which was scheduled to take place on 17th May. This event has now been rescheduled to Sunday 20th September 2020.

We have taken this decision in anticipation of advice due to come out cancelling the holding of mass gatherings and the risks associated with COVID-19.

All pre-registered runners will have their entry place moved to this new date, and have been contacted today.

Our event was due to be held when the peak of the virus is expected to hit and would require ambulance cover and key medical staff attending. We don’t feel it is appropriate to add additional pressure to NHS resources at this challenging time.

The safety of runners is paramount, and an event like this requires over 300 staff and volunteers to provide safe levels of cover. Many of our runners and volunteers will also have children who are currently undergoing cancer treatment or have vulnerable immune systems.

We appreciate the news will be disappointing to many, with the run being a much-loved special day for families in the North East. But our main concern will always be of the safety of our 10,000 runners, supporters, staff and partners.

For further advice regarding Covid-19 please consult the websites for the World Health Organisation or Public Health England

16th March 2020

Children's Cancer Run, Newcastle. Postponed to 20th September 2020

Join us for a great family day out at the 38th Children’s Cancer Run at Gosforth Park, Newcastle. Choose from a one, three or five mile cross-country route to jog, run, walk or skip, while raising funds to beat childhood cancer. 

You can also join us in the Event Village before or after your run to enjoy a host of entertainment including:

  • Fairground rides
  • Side stalls
  • Assault course
  • Climbing wall
  • Metro Radio  roadshow
  • Arts activities – NEW for 2020 in partnership with the Biscuit Factory
  • Food stalls –  NEW stalls for 2020
  • Face painting
  • Star Wars characters
  • Live music

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

Corporate supporter packages for 2020 start at £500. If your business is interested in supporting our research through this event, please contact Janet Price –

Calling all Children's Cancer Run runners!

Entries to the 2020 Children's Cancer Run in Newcastle are now open - please note the new date of 20th September 2020!

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