The Lambton Estate hosts their first North Eastern Harrier League on Saturday with around 3,000 runners and spectators expected to attend.
This was due to be the third league promotion of the season, but is now the second, after the Druridge Bay Country Park fixture was postponed due to flooding in the car park.
Sunderland Harriers’ Senior Men’s team got off to a good start in their league campaign when finishing third in the First Division at the opening fixture at Wrekenton.
Team Manager Jimmy Johnson said: “We are involved in the title chase and we have got to keep the momentum going in the remaining fixtures.
“Lambton is virtually our home course so I’m expecting a good show and turnout from our runners.”
The royal blue vests will be expecting club captain Nathan Reed to lead the way in the handicap race, running from the slow pack.
This will be Reed’s first Harrier League race since 2016 when he gained promotion from the slow pack to the fast pack by his performances at Peterlee, Alnwick and Wrekenton.
He has now been demoted to the slow pack as he has not competed in the league for three years...