James hall amp; Co Spar outlets are on their marks to sponsor the European Athletics Team Championships, which takes place in Gateshead this weekend.
The outlets are running a prize draw for customers offering one pair of tickets to give away per store, which shoppers will be entered into when they spend £5.
Great Britain and Northern Ireland will be competing on home soil in the event taking place this Saturday June 22 and Sunday 23, which marks the first major athletics championships in the UK since the London 2012 Games. More than 600 athletes from 12 countries will be competing with millions of TV viewers tuning in.
Olympic gold medallists Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford, silver medallist Christine Ohuruogu and bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz will line up as part of the GB amp; NI team hoping to take international honours in front of a capacity home crowd at Gateshead International Stadium.
Spar International has been a principal partner of European Athletics since 1996.