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Frequently Asked Questions for the postponement of Children's Cancer Run Newcastle

Why has the Children’s Cancer Run been delayed to Sunday 20th September 2020?

The Children’s Cancer Run requires ambulance cover and key medical staff in attendance. We don’t feel it is appropriate to add additional pressure to NHS resources at this challenging time.

Many of our volunteers and runners will have children who are currently going through treatment or have vulnerable immune systems.

Our main concern will always be of the safety of our 10,000 runners, supporters, staff and partners and we feel this decision is in their best interests.

If I have already registered will my entry switch automatically to the new date?

Yes! You don’t need to do anything further to arrange this.

What happens if I can’t make the new date?

If you are not able to make 20th September we would be happy to transfer your booking to the May 2021 Children’s Cancer Run. Please contact us on childrenscancerrun@neccr.org.uk to request this transfer if required.

If you are not able to attend on either of these alternative dates you are able to request a refund by contacting us on childrenscancerrun@neccr.org.uk. In this situation please also consider whether you would be in a position to leave your entry amount with us as a donation to help us continue our life-saving research. All donations are very much appreciated.

What happens to my Justgiving page?

We will be automatically switching all Justgiving pages to the new event date and all of your donations received to date will carry forward. We will also update the expiry date of your Justgiving page to the end of October 2020.

When will I receive my run pack?

We will be sending run packs out direct to runner’s home addresses from early August 2020.

Can I change my school team if I am in a year group that will have moved to a different school by September?

Yes! We can swap you to a different school team or to be an independent runner if you prefer. Please contact us on childrenscancerrun@neccr.org.uk if you would like to request this.

Will the early bird rate be extended?

Yes, we will be offering the early bird rate until 31st July 2020.

Will the event be any different to usual?

We plan to make the event as special as it always is so you can expect:

  • Mini, three or five mile route
  • Food and refreshment stalls
  • Event village with a range of activities and entertainment
  • A brilliant atmosphere and lots of fun

We will also be introducing additional measures to encourage good hygiene at the event.

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