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Run Aintree

Run the grand national racecourse in this years 5k, 10k and Half Marathon

Run Aintree

At the world-famous Aintree Racecourse, best known for annually holding the world-famous Grand National steeplechase. Each Mile will be accurately marked out to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. The race involves laps around the circuit, the course is flat and quick. There will be 1 lap for the 5k, 2 laps for the 10k and 3 laps for the Half Marathon.

Date & Tickets


19th December 2022


5k – £24.00

10k – £26.00

Half Marathon – £28.00

Frequently Asked Questions

 Find out more about taking part in the Run Aintree event in aid of Kidscan with our FAQ’s! Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us and one of our team will be in touch to give you a helping hand!

How do I get tickets for this event?

This event is organised by an external provider, so to purchase tickets simply scroll up and use the links above to visit their website. We recommend you read the providers Terms and Conditions before you sign up to the event and ensure that you take note of any cancellation or Covid policy as Kidscan cannot be responsible for any events provided by an external provider.

I already have a ticket for this event, how do I fundraise for Kidscan?
Thank you for choosing to raise money for Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research. Your support makes a huge difference and just £10 will fund 1 hour of vital research!

As soon as you have purchased your place in this event, come back to this page and use the link above to setup your fundraising page. Once you are all setup, you will receive our fundraising pack, full of tips and tricks to help you reach your fundraising goals. You’ll also be introduced to our fundraising team, who are on hand to help you reach your fundraising goals!

If you don’t want to setup an online giving page, that no problems, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and one of our team can arrange for a printed fundraising pack to be delivered!

How much can I expect to raise and what support will I receive?

Because this is an external event, there is no minimum sponsorship amount you need to raise, however supporters taking on this type of challenge usually aim to raise upwards of £100 for Kidscan!

To help you get there, as soon as we receive a notification that you have setup your fundraising page we will send you our fundraising pack! You’ll also get:

  • Kidscan T-shirt or running vest and merchandise
  • Our fundraising pack filled with advice, tips and tricks!
  • Digital posters, personalised sponsor forms, images & more for you to use
  • Dedicated Kidscan representative to support you
  • Social Media Support

Ambassador James Thomas

James is 15 years old and was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic lymphoma) in June 2021. After a course of chemo on Ward 84 of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital he is currently continuing his treatment as an outpatient there.

It wasn’t a case of him feeling unwell really, His complexion wasn’t great in the run up to the diagnosis, but we noticed it was getting worse when he had this quite large lump on his neck. We thought it was just a skin problem and we were going to keep an eye on it.  

In regard to symptoms, he had skin and ‘raised nodules’ for 3 to 4 weeks around the face, abdomen and back. These all progressively increased in size. He also had a cough for 2 to 3 weeks and had complained about some pains in his legs and joints. We just assumed it was growing pains really. But he himself, he felt well, he would still meet friends for a couple of hours on a Saturday or Sunday, in himself he was fine. Maybe a bit more tired but he wasn’t ill or anything like that. We wouldn’t have known if it wasn’t for these marks on his body. 

James’ treatment began with intensive chemotherapy in hospital:

He initially had 81% blast and by day 8 (rapid early response) he was at 20% blasts on BM. James was allocated Schedule B treatment of UKALL 2019 which consists of remission induction with Vincristine, Daunorubicin, Asparaginase and Dexamethasone. He was four weeks in hospital receiving chemotherapy then he’s been released as an outpatient and, in theory, he goes back in once or twice a week, but he’s had severe headaches when he goes in for a week. 

Something they’ve noticed with James that he’s rather inquisitive about his treatment asking about what do the different do/are for and how they are going to help him recover.

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