A field of 300 athletes is expected for Friday night’s 24th Les Jones 10K Road Race at the Mary Peters Track.
The event, in memory of the UK team manager, promotor and world figure, is set to be very competitive with defending champion Brendan Teer likely to be favourite.
Teer, from East Down, comes to the event after a runaway victory in the Ballynahinch 10K and will be hard to oppose.
The challengers will include David O’Flaherty, Chris Moren, Pete Barbour and Dave Lonnen.
Roisin Hughes sixth in the Belfast Marathon leads the Ladies’ line-up. She will face Denise Logue, Diane Watson and the interesting returning Heather McLarnon.
The race starts at 7.30pm on the track then moves on to the Upper Malone before going along the towpath towards Shaw’s Bridge and returning through Barnetts and Queen’s Playing Fields to finish back on the track.
Meanwhile, Megan Marrs will receive her first GB and NI vest this weekend when she competes in the U20 team in the 4x100 relay at the Loughborough International.
The opposition will include teams from England, Scotland, Wales, British Universities and the home side Loughborough.
Megan will also race in the Guest A 100m hurdles were she will be hoping to get close to the Euro Junior qualifying of 13.70.
Christine McMahon runs in the 400 hurdles, Jason Harvey in the Mens 400 hurdles and Ben Reynolds in the 110 hurdles while Adam McMullan will hope to continue from his 7.80 metre long jump set in the indoor season.