These Durham City Run pictures show some of the runners who took to our city's streets for the 2019 event - can you spot yourself?

Thousands of people headed into Durham city centre on the evening of July 25 to enjoy the Durham City Run 2019, whether as runners or spectators. Take a look through our Durham City Run pictures below to see if you recognise someone among those taking part.

There are more city run events this weekend - head to our Durham City Run Festival story to find out what's on. You can also watch a video of the Durham City Run.

Despite the hot and muggy conditions, the runners took on the challenge of the Durham streets to pound their way along Saddler Street and up Owengate to the finishing line on Palace Green.

Our first picture gallery above shows the starting line with the runners lined up just before the start of the race, plus the very beginning of the run as the hundreds of runners set out on the route.

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As well as individual runners, there were also lots of local North East running clubs taking part, including Elvet Striders, Chester le Street AC, Riverside Striders, Birtley AC, Tyne Bridge Harriers, Blaydon Harriers, Quakers Running Club, Sunderland Harriers, Sunderland Strollers, Darlington Harriers and Athletics Club, Durham City Harriers and AC, Gateshead Harriers, Washington Running Club, Evenwood Road Runners and Leadgate Livewires.

Our second gallery of Durham City Run pictures shows the runners making their way along the riverbank of the Wear, passing the Passport Office and on beyond the Freeman's Quay leisure centre and The Sands car park.

The Prince Bishops Durham City Run 2019 consisted of a 5k and 10k race, which began and ended on the same route but with extra legs for the longer of the two runs. Durham City Run road closures were in place across the centre of the city.

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Due to a burst water main, the Durham City Run route had to be amended shortly before the race day, as well as the starting times and locations of the two runs.

Our third gallery of Durham City Run pictures shows the runners heading along the banks of the Wear and then, as they near the end of the 10k and 5k races, going along Saddler Street in the heart of Durham city. They then made their final push up the incline of Owengate and on to the finishing line on Palace Green to collect their t-shirt and medal.

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Both the 10k and the 5k - which were due to start at different times - ended up beginning at the same time, at 7.30pm. The locations of the starting lines was also the same for both of the races, with both runs beginning on Claypath next to the Millennium Square, not far from Clayport Library and the Durham Gala Theatre.

Our final Durham City Run picture gallery shows the runners at the end of the two races up on Palace Green, where a marquee was set up for handing out t-shirts and medals to the finishers. It also shows fundraiser Colin Plews, best known as Big Pink Dress, who raises money for charity.

Runners also took part on behalf of many different charities, including the Samaritans, Cystic Fibrosis, Macmillan Cancer Support, and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal among many others.

Among the fancy dress costumes among the Durham City Run participants were a cricketer, a bishop, and a runner with a wheelie bin on his back.

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