Saturday, July 24, 2021

september, 2021

26sep9:00 am- 11:55 pmHanley Economic Potters 'Arf Marathon 2021Huntbach Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 1NS Event Organized By: Stoke-on-Trent City Council Type of Event:Half MarathonRegion:Midlands


(Sunday) 9:00 am - 11:55 pm


Huntbach Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 1NS

Event Details

Inspiring, unique and community-spirited – Stoke-on-Trent’s iconic half marathon, The Hanley Economic Building Society Potters ’Arf, will return on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Runners, walkers, relay teams and junior race entrants can now book their places for this incredible event!

The Potters ‘Arf is one of the most rewarding races in the UK. There are so many reasons to take part, including…

• A proper Potteries welcome – experiencing Stokie support, crowds lining the streets and the amazing community spirit is something special;
• Places for all – sections for runners, relays teams, walkers and juniors;
• City centre finish – providing a real atmosphere as you cross that line;
• Fantastic challenges – a wonderful route;
• Special Potteries medals created by Wade Ceramics.

The Potters ‘Arf includes a 13.1 mile run along a well-mashalled route. The event finishes back in the city centre to cheering crowds near a statue of Sir Stanley Matthews.

There is also relay team section for those who do not want to run the full distance – so you can split the 13.1 miles up between you in groups of up to four.

There’s a 13.1 mile walk – which sets off earlier in the morning and has a fantastic atmosphere among the participants. You also finish around the same time as the runners – to cheers from the crowds.

Finally, there’s a 1,000-metre junior race for youngsters aged six to 15 years old. This provides a fantastic opportunity for children to take part – and many previous entrants have gone on to take on the main event.

Everyone who finishes receives a goody bag, as well as the special Potters ‘Arf medal created by Wade Ceramics, including time bonus ribbons. Winners’ trophy presentations take place after the event.

Organisers hope that around 2,000 participants will be able to tackle the course during an amazing, inspiring, community-spirited day. For more information and to sign up, visit


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