First details have been revealed for the 2019 Sunderland half marathon and 10k.
Both races take place on Sunday, May 12, and begin and end at the city centre's Keel Square.
They are again organised by Events of the North in conjunction with Sunderland City Council and Active Sunderland and are sponsored once more by regeneration experts Siglion.
Event founder and race director Steve Cram said: “We’re delighted to return to Keel Square for the fourth time in 2019.
"It’s been great to host the Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon and 10K at a location that is at the heart of the city’s regeneration and give runners and spectators the opportunity to see how the area is changing.
"The Run Sunderland Festival is now a very well-established event on the region’s sporting calendar and we look forward to working with Siglion and Sunderland City Council to make sure that it’s bigger and better than ever in 2019.
"We’ve got some very exciting new plans for next year, which we will unveil soon, so watch this space.”
The 10k route will again head along Fawcett Street before turning left towards the East End and heading over the Wearmouth Bridge.
It then runs parallel with the River Wear to Sunderland Marina and up through Roker Park before returning via the A183 coast road and A1018 to cross the bridge a second time.
The 13.1mile half marathon covers the same course while also extending to Ryhope Road and parts of Hendon...