The 26th staging of Darlington 10K will be marked by a full house with organisers announcing that Sunday's race is now at capacity. The event, popular amongst club runners in the north east, is set to draw a field of 1,400 competitors.
Starting in Houndgate, the two lap circular route is unchanged from last year. Current course record holder Aly Dixon, who ran a 33:39 in 2008, will be taking a break from her marathon training to compete in the race.
Last year's race saw Wallsend Harriers' Yared Hagos take top spot in a speedy 30:24, with Mark Shaw closely following (30:35) and Nick Swinburn in third position (31:22). Durham City Harriers' Rosie Smith secured a convincing victory in the female category, coming home in 34:54.
The event will raise money for Darlington and District Multiple Sclerosis Society and St Teresa's Hospice, and is being sponsored by car dealership Sherwoods Vauxhall for the 11th year running.
Look out for the results from Darlington 10K on northernrunningguide.com.