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What is the Children's Cancer Run?

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A cross-country fun run for everyone

Choose from 1, 3 or 5 miles.

Whether you're a child or just a child at heart, the run routes are great fun and finish in the same spot next to the race track.

Our mini mile is wheelchair and pushchair accessible.

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 registered runners will receive:

~ A limited edition medal
~ A Greggs snack pack
~ A limited edition t-shirt for all runners aged 16 years and under

A fun day out!

After your run you can enjoy the activities in our Event Village:

- Metro Radio Roadshow
- Food and drink stalls
- Live music
- Inflatable assault course
- Kids fairground rides and stalls
.......Paint ball and more!

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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