Runners in the region are training for the Bupa Great North 10k. The race takes place on 23rd June and is very important to one man in particular. 19-year-old Toby Henderson has autism. Last year runners raised money for his foundation. This year, he's doing it himself.
Toby Henderson and his family, who created the Toby Henderson Foundation, were in Gateshead to launch this year's Great North 10k. Lesley Henderson, Toby's mother, said she was extremely proud to see her son training to take part in the race.
Details will be revealed this morning about this year's Great North 10k Run.
Thousands of people take part in the event, which has been staged since 2009.
This year's run will take place on Sunday 23rd June, on the final day of the Gateshead European Athletics Championships.
The course will take in some of the best known sights on Tyneside before finishing at Gateshead International Stadium.