Entries now open for annual children's cancer run

Entries are now open for a popular children's run.

Monday, 19th February 2018, 12:16 pm
Families supported by treatment from money raised at the Children's Cancer Run join NECCR officials to open entries to this year's run.

More than 8,000 people took part in the Children’s Cancer Run, organised by North of England Children’s Cancer Research (NECCR), last year, helping to raise millions of pounds for research.

This year’s race, which will be the 36th, will take place on Sunday, May 20, at Newcastle Racecourse.

The run offers five mile, three mile and ‘mini mile’ cross-country tracks.

The Children’s Cancer Run is offering early bird entry rates up until Saturday, March 31. Participants can enter as a single runner, a team, as a family or with their school.

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To enter or for more details about the event, visit www.childrenscancerrun.co.ukFor more on NECCR visit www.facebook.com/ChildrensCancerResearchChris Peacock, chairman of the NECCR, said: “As a childhood cancer survivor myself, research into children’s cancer is vitally important to me.

“The NECCR was set up in 1979 by a group of parents who had mostly lost their children to cancer and since that time we’ve raised over £30million pounds for research in Newcastle.

“Childhood cancer is still the leading cause of non-accidental death in children in the UK, and in the North East alone over 100 children are diagnosed with cancer each year.

“We try to fund research here in the region to put a stop to this deadly disease and every penny raised through the Children’s Cancer Run goes directly to supporting the development of new therapies and less toxic treatments for children with cancer.”