Sunderland Harriers, Houghton Harriers and Sunderland Strollers will get their Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League campaign off the ground on Saturday, September 29.
The first fixture for the 2018/19 season will be hosted by Saltwell Harriers at Wrekenton.
The league is unique, as it is the only competition in the country with a pack system.
Athletes run from slow, medium and fast packs and receive a start from the fast pack with promotion to the faster packs gained by a qualifying performance.
There is also a league system in operation with Sunderland Harriers in the First Division of both the men’s league and the women’s league after their women gained promotion last season.
They are the only club that have never been out of the men’s First Division.
All six fixtures, apart from one, for the forthcoming season were confirmed at the annual meeting at Jesmond.
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