WE covered the big event live through Twitter - and you joined in to share your experiences from the day.
A team of reporters headed down to Seaton Carew’s coast to capture the emotions of this year’s Race For Life through photos, video and words.
We used the hashtag #hpooltorch so people could follow what we were getting up to on Twitter and to share photos throughout the day.
There was plenty to keep us busy as everyone had a story about how cancer had affected their lives.
And you tweeted us to let us know how you got on and who you were running for.
Here are a selection of the tweets from the day:
n Loved the race for life,Ran it for Paige,who is currently fighting cancer:(Time i came was 35:53 so proud of everyone <3 @MThompsonHMail
n Well done everyone!!! Fantastic morning, personal best :) Everyone remember to cool down!!! #raceforlife #hpool @sammydakers
n Good Luck to all of our friends taking part in the ‘race for life’ in the rain today... #GreaterGood @hartlepoolwado
n Hi @HartlepoolWeb @HpoolCouncil @HPoolMail @MThompsonHMail are we ready for #raceforlife. I’m live from 10 on #tfmradio see you there @tfmradiowayne
n Good luck to all the ladies taking part in Race For Life today! #makingadifference
n All done at #Hartlepool #raceforlife . Fantastic occasion. Lots of amazing and inspirational people. #proudtobeapoolie #hpoolrace @MThompsonHMail
n#Hartlepool Race for Life all done. Only 1,500 pictures to sift through. #hpoolrace” @TomYeomanHMail
n Thanks to everyone who chatted to me at Hartlepool #raceforlife today. Your stories are sooooo inspiring. @CCordnerHMail