Olympic and Paralympic heroes have spoken to ITV Tyne Tees about the BUPA Great North Run and how they admire those taking part.
From Team GB to The Only Way Is Essex, celebrities are taking to Twitter to say 'good luck' to runners.
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah started the race
On her debut, Tirunesh Dibaba won the Bupa Great North Run Women's Wheelchair race in 1:07:32.
Along the route there are 21 first aid posts and mobile medical units. Medics are at each mile point and drinks station, they are also at the finish.
If runners want to pull out of the race, there are mini buses collecting people from three pick-up points, at 8½, 9½ and 10¾ miles.
The drinks stations are at 3 miles, 5¾ miles, 8½ miles and 11½ miles. There are also showers along the way for participants to cool down.
Canadian sprinter Josh Cassidy has won the Men's Wheelchair race at this year's Great North Run. Josh's time was 43:17.
The victory completes an historic double for the 27-year-old, after he won the Men's Tyne Tunnel 2K race on Friday night.