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In pictures: The inspirational youngsters taking part in Newcastle Children's Cancer Run

These inspirational youngsters were among those who stepped to raise around £100,000 for Children's Cancer North at the Children's Cancer Run at Newcastle Racecourse

Over 4,000 people joined the fight against childhood cancer today by taking part in the Children's Cancer Run at Newcastle Racecourse.

And these inspirational youngsters were among those who stepped to raise around £100,000 for Children's Cancer North by taking on a one, three, or five mile run.

Nathan Curry, aged 10, completed this year's run to help children after being diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukaemia two years ago.

Nathan said: "My message to other children like me is don't give up even if you’re down in the dumps.

"I wanted to do the run to have fun, gain confidence and help other people with cancer - It's been great."

The 38th run of its kind was sponsored by Greggs and the first one since 2019 after last year's event was cancelled due to Covid-19.

While it normally attracts up to 10,000 runners, numbers were deliberately limited as part of safety measures.

The Children's Cancer Run started out with very humble beginnings at Tynemouth's Kings School, which Children Cancer North's Chairman Chris Peacock attended as a pupil.

He had cancer as a child and the school wanted to do something to help.

Over time, it's grown to become the biggest single charity fun run in the UK and the charity's main fundraising event annually - raising over £7.5m for children’s cancer research as part of the legacy charity NECCR.

Chris Peacock, Chairman of Children's Cancer North and founder of the event, said: "When this event first took place, I had no idea how much it would grow and become a key part of the North's events calendar.

"It's always so uplifting to hear people's stories for getting involved and the sense of reward they get from taking part.

"We've been thrilled with the response to holding the run again after a challenging 18 months and for people's patience with the safety measures we've put in place, including limited entrance numbers."

Here's some of the inspirational children who took part in the event.

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