THE statue of FA Cup hero Bob Stokoe waves the runners across the start line at the Stadium of Light as they head up Millennium Way and turn right onto North Bridge Street.
Competitors then cross the Monkwearmouth Bridge into the city centre and past the 1km point.
The route heads up Fawcett Street, until it reaches Mowbray Park.
After taking in the Winter Gardens and Sunniside, the route comes back over the bridge and passes the National Glass Centre and Sunderland Marina.
Roker Park forms part of the last leg of the race before it arrives back at Sunderland AFC’s famous ground.