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How to sign up over event weekend

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


All runners registering over event weekend will be able to start their run between the following times on Sunday 26th September:

3/5 miles – 10.30am to 11.30am

Mini Mile – 9.45am to 11.30am

What is the Children's Cancer Run?

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A cross-country fun run for all the family

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.

A chance to do something special!

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!

A fun family day out - with your safety in mind

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

Thank you for the ongoing support of our corporate supporters:

We are just so, so proud to be associated with the Children’s Cancer Run. It is a lovely thing for us and it makes us feel fantastic to be making a contribution.”

Richard Hutton, Finance Director of Greggs.

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 chair of the committee.

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