From the Great North Run to our Annual Fundraising Ball, we run events throughout the year that give you the chance to be part of something special. We hope in the list below you’ll find your next challenge and chance to do something brilliant for babies, children and young people across the North East. If you want to learn more about any events listed below (or an idea of your own!), get in touch with our friendly team at [email protected].

AJ Bell Great North Run 2024

Get your early-bird ticket for the iconic Great North Run, the world's largest half marathon. Attracting over 60,000 runners, the 13.1-mile course through Newcastle, Gateshead and South Shields is an unforgettable experience.  


Inflatable 5K York

Knavesmire Rd, York Knavesmire Road, York

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's biggest Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course. This could be the perfect new year challenge, whilst raising vital funds to support babies, children […]

Dragon Boat Race

Newcastle upon Tyne Quayside

Newcastle's Dragon Boat Race is an annual event hosted by NE1 to raise money for local charities whilst having a fun-filled day and bringing the community together. The charity challenge […]

Walk for Children North East: Raise Funds and Awareness

Whitley Bay

Join us for a walk along the coastline of Whitley Bay and Tynemouth in solidarity with local babies, children, young people and families; raising funds for essential services and raising […]

Spring Ball

Crown Plaza Newcastle

We are very excited to share that Children North East’s annual fundraising ball will take place 21st March 2025, thanks to our fantastic sponsors Robertson supporting the event for another […]