Just some of the thousands of characters taking part in today's Great North Run...
The Great North Run is getting underway in Newcastle.
The race is expected to attract up to 55,000 people this year- with runners of all ages and abilities taking part.
Some of the runners on today's Great North Run tell us why they're taking part, who they're running for and just how they're feeling...
Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie will battle it out at the front of the race, but every single one of the runners that cross the Tyne Bridge on Sunday will have their own story to tell.
Gemma Carter is one of them and she is following in the footsteps of her father who now has Motor Neurone Disease, the charity Gemma is running for.
Fiona Marley Paterson went to meet them - watch her full report below.
Gemma Carter from Cockermouth is just one of the runners taking part in this weekend's Great North Run.
She is running the race to raise money for a charity that supports people with Motor Neurone Disease - like her father - to help find a cure.
Tens of thousands of runners from across Cumbria and the Borders are getting ready to take part in this weekend's Great North Run.
Gemma Carter from Cockermouth in Cumbria is one of them.
She is following in the footsteps of her father, Fleck Ditchburn, who ran the first three Great North Runs and raised thousands of pounds for charity with more sporting expeditions - including sailing from Cumbria to Scotland and back.
However, Fleck now has Motor Neurone Disease so he is confined to a wheelchair.
Gemma is running this weekend to raise money for the charity supporting sufferers and hopes the money will fund research into finding a cure.