The Bupa Great North Run took place on Sunday, 19 September 2010. It was started by local lads Anthony "Ant" McPartlin and Declan "Dec" Donnelly.
Both Ant and Dec waited to greet everyone who had queued up to say hello.
A sore-handed Dec took a moment to see the Red Arrows fly across Tyneside.
Joe McElderry, from South Shields, joined the celebrities and ran for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Blue Peter's Helen Skelton ran to raise money for Leonard Cheshire Disability.
Nell McAndrew is no stranger to the Great North Run. She was raising money for the Alzheimer's Society.
Floella Benjamin soaked up the atmosphere with Barrie John Nicholls before starting the 13.1 mile journey to South Shields.
BBC Radio 1's Scott Mills getting some last words of advice, perhaps?
Television presenter Jim Rosenthal was promoting England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.
Cheryl Baker from Bucks Fizz gave her fans a thumbs up before being interviewed on BBC One.
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