Spectators lined the route to cheer on the people taking part.
The route includes iconic sights such as The Sage in Gateshead.
All eyes were on the skies when The Red Arrows flew over the region.
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