Northern Athletics are teaming up with North Eastern Counties AA to stage the Northern 10,000m Track Championship on April 24, at Monkton.
The joint championship comes after the Northern 10,000 Championship was absent from the fixture list in 2018.
A Northern athletics spokesperson said: “After its absence in 2018, and a few years of looking for a suitable home, we hope that this collaboration will be a long term arrangement for the fixture.
“Over the last few years the provision of quality 10,000m races has seen a massive decline and although NA has tried to ensure that a championship event has always been available, it hasn’t always been possible.
The invitation from NECAA to host the event is the perfect fit. The race has already proved popular with the North East distance athletes and the introduction of an NA Championship will hopefully widen the appeal even further
“Since launching the NA affiliation scheme (now supported by nearly 200 clubs), NA are keen to introduce new ideas and relaunch some events which have had to be shelved in the past.
“This is the ideal opportunity to host what should be a good quality 10km track race and we hope that athletes from throughout the North will take advantage of the opportunity and the welcome that is always to be found in the North East. We thank Keith Willshire and the NECAA for organising and hosting the race.”
The event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow starting at 6pm. Online entry is available at www.race-results.co.uk ....