The double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah is arriving in the North East.
He's competing in the two-mile race in an athletics event on the Gateshead Quayside tomorrow and then he's one of the official starters of the Great North Run on Sunday.
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