Organisers of the Great Cumbrian Run have confirmed a date for next year's event.

They say the popular Carlisle half marathon will take place on Sunday, October 6.

It will again start and finish at the Sheepmount Stadium.

The 2019 event will be the 38th Great Cumbrian Run.

The announcement comes less than a month after the successful 2018 race.

About 1,000 people took part in the 13.1 mile run, which went through Carlisle city centre and through surrounding villages.

It was the first time since the floods that event had been able to use its traditional home at the Sheepmount.

Many participants praised the route and were keen to see a 2019 date confirmed.

And it looks as though the course will remain the same.

Organisers made the announcement on their Facebook page.

A statement said: "The 2019 Great Cumbrian Run will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2019 - starting and finishing at the Sheepmount Stadium.

"From the start line, runners will head into the city centre behind Carlisle Castle, before heading out into the countryside through the picturesque villages of Cumwhinton, Wetheral and Scotby.

"On the return to the city, we will pass the Cenotaph in Rickerby Park, run through Bitts Park and finish on the track at Sheepmount Stadium."

This year's event saw crowds gather along Mayor's Drive and through the city centre to cheer on runners.

Other stood on Botchergate and London Road, while crowds also lined the route in Cumwhinton, Wetheral, Scotby and Rickerby Park.

Many families waited at the Sheepmount to cheer their loved ones on the final stretch.

This year's winner was 26-year-old Marc Brown, of Whitehaven - taking the crown for the third consecutive year.

Newcomer Harry Lancaster finished second, while Rich Anderson, of Scotby, was third.

Lydia Chapman, of Gaitsgill, near Dalston, was the first woman home.

There were also many club runners and fun runners taking part in the event.

Some were aiming for a personal best time, while others were there to raise funds for their favourite charities.