Some of the thousands of people who take part each year in courses run by the Foundation of Light attended an award ceremony at the stadium.
Yorkshire bids au revoir to the tour after two days of great racing.
Mark Cavendish is out of the Tour de France with a shoulder injury sustained in a crash on Saturday's opening stage to Harrogate.
Sunderland heavyweight boxer Warren Baister has progressed to the quarter-finals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
He suffered a cut eye against Northern Irelands' Steven Ward in a closely-fought contest.
The injury required lengthy post-match treatment, but the Wearside fighter said: "As long as the doctor is happy with it I am happy with it and I will box on."
Sarah Clark, who won a gold medal in her weight class in judo at the Commonwealth Games last Friday (25th July), says she hopes people in South Shields are proud. She is originally from the town but now represents Scotland.
In the Women's Marathon, Aly Dixon, from Sunderland, was in the lead at times but eventually had to pull out because of a calf problem. Durham-born Joasia Zakrzewski came 14th with a time of 2 hours 45 minutes.
At the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Richard Kilty, from Stockton, was taking part in the first round of the Men's 100 metre sprint. The 24-year-old, known as the Teesside Tornado, came joint second. He now goes through to the semi-finals.
After what's been billed as the grandest Grand Depart the Tour de France has ever seen, residents and visitors will be able to see all the action from the final two stages on a large screen in York today.
Stage 20 and 21 of the Tour de France and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be shown in St Sampson's Square. Also featured will be the inaugural La Course by Le Tour which has attracted the world's leading female cyclists will also be screened.
– Cllr Sonja Crisp, Cabinet member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, York City Council
"This is a great opportunity for the city to come out and support the Tour de France again. People will be able to see the culmination of a great three weeks of sport that started in York and Yorkshire with the Grand Depart."
Gateshead Harriers and England sprinter Richard Kilty - from Stockton - is racing in today's 100m heat in Glasgow's Commonwealth Games.
Sarah Clark, originally from South Shields, has won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
She beat Helene Wezeu Dombeu, from Cameroon, in the under-63kg judo division.
36-year-old Sarah Clark, a former European champion, quickly delivered victory with an armlock manoeuvre. She now lives north of the border and was competing for Scotland.
England have beaten Jamaica 3-0 in the Men's team event. Paul Drinkhall won both his individual and doubles match.
Paul said: "It is different conditions, a different hall, quite a big event and quite different to other tournaments so it is good to come through.
"I don’t think any of us played our best table tennis – we did get better throughout the match – but that is what we are looking to do and hopefully we will be ready when the bigger matches come.
"We got through 9-0 overall so it was a good result and it is a good confidence booster to move on.
Gus Poyet has warned Sunderland won't wait forever to land their top transfer targets. The Black Cats are chasing permanent deals for two players who enjoyed successful loan spells on Wearside last season - Liverpool's Fabio Borini and Fiorentina's Marcos Alonso. Meanwhile, Sunderland's Under 21's have been at it again. The Black Cats youth team made the difference in last night's 3-0 friendly win at Hartlepool, just as they did at Carlisle 24 hours earlier. Sunderland's Head Coach was proud of his young players efforts at Victoria park.