Two runners who have been in every Great North Run since it began share their top tips for anyone taking on the race for the first time.
Double world and Olympic champion Mo Farah has been announced as the honorary starter of the Bupa Great North 5k.
Olympic and Paralympic heroes have spoken to ITV Tyne Tees about the BUPA Great North Run and how they admire those 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 was pipped at the post in the Great North Run, finishing second behind Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele in a sprint finish.
He told ITV News that the North East crowd had carried him to the finish at the end of the final mile.
Philip McGinley, star of Game of Thrones, has been describing the difference between his usual work environment and the challenge of the Great North Run - swapping dragons for jelly babies and cake.
Former Spice Girl and singer Mel C has been running the 13.1 miles at the Great North Run in her first ever half marathon experience.
We asked her how she was feeling before the race.
Just some of the thousands of characters taking part in today's Great North Run...
Ex-Footballer and football pundit Robbie Savage told ITV News why he was running this year's Great North Run and about his hopes that the home crowd would get behind him.
Architect and television presenter George Clark was at the race in Newcastle today.
For him, the event is more than an experience and is part of his family's legacy.
David Hart, one of the organisers from Nova International, has been speaking to ITV News about how this year's elite line-up has been particularly special.
Olympic athlete Christine Ohuruogu joined Graeme Swann to fire the starting gun in this year's Great North Run.
She spoke to ITV News about the pressure of getting the procedure right in front of 56,000 people.