Please come along to our Information Point situated at Newcastle Racecourse in front of the main building:
Saturday 25th September – 10.00am to 12noon
Sunday 26th September – 9.00am to 11.30am
Choose from 1, 3 or 5 miles.
All routes are great fun and finish in the same spot next to the race track.
Our mini mile is wheelchair accessible - please speak to our team for more information.
Please note - every child taking part in the Mini Mile will receive an Accompanying Adult free number. All adults running the 3/5 mile route must fully register.
Taking part helps make life better for children with cancer! It will also give you a great sense of achievement.
All runners will receive:
~ A limited edition medal
~ A Greggs snack pack
~ A limited edition t-shirt for all runners aged 16 years and under
After your run we have the activities in our Event Village:
- Metro Radio Roadshow
- Live music
- Assault course
- Paint ball and more!
We have plans in place to make the event as safe as possible and hope that the measures we are taking will give you peace of mind
* Hand sanitiser stations in key areas
* Limited runner numbers and no on the day entries
* All public areas of the event are outside except toilets
* More public toilets available for hand washing
The Children’s Cancer Run has delighted children and families from across the North East and Cumbria for almost 40 years.
Our annual family fun run is a special family day out with a difference – you can have fun while making life better for children with cancer by raising sponsorship or making a donation.
In 2019 we welcomed 9,000 runners and over 80 schools to Newcastle Racecourse, making it our biggest and best run yet. Unfortunately Covid-19 put a stop to our celebrations to make the 38th event just as brilliant. As we work towards getting back to our normal capacity in May 2022, and to ensure that the event can go ahead in 2021, we are putting on a special version of the event this Autumn with limited places to enable us to stage the event safely and allow for social distancing.
Come and join us as we make history with this special version of the Children’s Cancer Run along with all of our usual fun and entertainment along the courses and at the Finish line.
Richard Hutton, Finance Director of Greggs.
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 chair of the committee.