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Online registration for the Children’s Cancer Run is now closed…  But its not to late to register. You can still register on Saturday from 10-12 or on the day of the event at the racecourse.

What is the Children's Cancer Run?

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 near the race track.

Our Mini Mile is wheelchair and pushchair accessible.

Please note - every child in the Mini Mile will receive a free Accompanying Adult number for their grown up to wear. All adults running the 3/5 mile route must enter online.

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 medal
~ A Greggs snack pack
~ A Children's Cancer Run t-shirt for all runners aged 16 years and under. (All runners aged 16+ have the option to purchase a t-shirt when registering.)

A fabulous and fun day out!

Enjoy the activities in our Event Village including:

- Hits Radio Roadshow
- Food and drink stalls
- Army Climbing Wall
- Racing Simulator
- Supercars Showcase
_ Charity stalls and activities
- BMX Bike display, inflatable assault course, paint ball, kids fairground rides and much more!

Registrations for extra activities will open nearer the time.

If you’re a teacher, your school should have already received an email to sign your school up with the required password. If you need it again, please email

Gold supporter

“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.

Silver supporters

Silver supporters

Silver supporters

Silver supporters

Bronze supporters

Bronze supporters

Bronze supporters

Download a sponsor form

The history

Children’s Cancer Run came from very small beginnings over 40 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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