Some of the thousands of people who take part each year in courses run by the Foundation of Light attended an award ceremony at the stadium.
As Jack Colback becomes one of a handful of footballers to play for both Newcastle and Sunderland, we look back at others who made the move.
Sports Correspondent Simon O'Rourke was at Wembley with Sunderland fans for ITV News Tyne Tees.
Gus Poyet has warned Sunderland won't wait forever to land their top transfer targets. The Black Cats are chasing permanent deals for two players who enjoyed successful loan spells on Wearside last season - Liverpool's Fabio Borini and Fiorentina's Marcos Alonso. Meanwhile, Sunderland's Under 21's have been at it again. The Black Cats youth team made the difference in last night's 3-0 friendly win at Hartlepool, just as they did at Carlisle 24 hours earlier. Sunderland's Head Coach was proud of his young players efforts at Victoria park.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet reveals the latest on the club's £14 million pound pursuit of Liverpool striker Fabio Borini and looks back on Tuesday Night's 1-0 Friendly win away at Carlisle United.
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet is refusing to give up on summer targets Fabio Borini and Marcos Alonso despite a frustrating wait to secure them.
The Black Cats appeared to receive a double set-back in their pursuit of the pair earlier this week when Borini's agent Marco de Marchi indicated that the player's preference was to fight for his place at Liverpool, while a report from Italy suggested Fiorentina full-back Alonso was no longer for sale.
However, Poyet remains optimistic that deals can still be struck for the two men who provided sterling service during loan spells at the Stadium of Light last season.
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has admitted striker Ignacio Scocco's future is likely to lie away from the club.
Scocco, known as "Nacho", arrived on Wearside in January as Poyet invested £3.2million in his services in the search for goals to keep the Black Cats in the Barclays Premier League.
Ultimately, it was a gamble which did not pay off as the 29-year-old Argentinian made only eight appearances and failed to find the back of the net.
There are hopes of a record turn-out at a charity run taking place today.
The Lambton 10k and 3k will take place in the grounds of the Lambton Estate in County Durham.
The event is hosted by the official charity of Sunderland AFC, the Foundation of Light.
Sunderland are understood to have agreed a contract extension with goalkeeper Vito Mannone.
The 26-year-old had one-year remaining on his previous deal but has reportedly signed a new two-year extension, keeping him at the Stadium of Light until 2017.
The Italian, who was voted as the club's Player of the Season last term, will compete with new signing Costel Pantilimon to be Sunderland's first-choice keeper next season.
The Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has told ITV News that tonight's World Cup Cup match between England and Uruguay "is going to be tough", and he is certain the Luis Suaraez, the man who terrorised defences defences across the Premier League during the 2013/14 season will play.
Poyet is a former Uruguay international player and spoke in Brazil where he is providing coverage of the games for ITV Sport:
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet said he hoped to have a better start to the next Premier League season, and an improved season all-round for Sunderland AFC.
Speaking from Brazil, where he is a pundit for ITV's World Cup coverage, he spoke exclusively to ITV News:
Newcastle United will host Premier League champions Manchester City in their opening match of the 2014 / 2015 season, while Sunderland are away to West Bromwich Albion.
The Tyne-Wear derby is just five days before Christmas, on 20th December.