131 Torchbearers will carry the Flame through the following communities: Gateshead, South Shields, Whitburn, Sunderland, Lowfell & Chowdene, Blaydon, Prudhoe, Stocksfield, Hexham, Riding Mill, Consett, Moorside, Castleside, Tow Law, Esh, Langley Park and Durham.
The Flame begins the day abseiling down The Sage, Gateshead, carried by 45-year-old Richard Jackson, from Seaton Sluice.
Jon Mellish, 14, from South Shields, will carry the Flame into Gateshead International Stadium and run around the track. An elite football and rugby player, Jon was nominated for being inspirational to his Dad and recently won Editors Choice Overall Sports Personality in the South Tynside sports awards.
Olympic gold medallist Haile Gebrselassie will carry the Flame along Coast Road in South Shields. He will hand the Flame to Olympian Brendan Foster, who will carry it across the Great North Run finish line.
The evening celebration will take place at Durham University Racecourse. The show will start at 5pm and include music from Little Comets and dance act Twist and Pulse. There will also be entertainment from local acts staged by Durham County Council.