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Potters ’Arf organisers release 2,000 places for September event

Some positive event news for 2021. Online entries for Stoke-on-Trent’s iconic half marathon have opened for the event on Sunday, 26 September 2021.

The Hanley Economic Potters ’Arf Marathon is one of the city’s most popular occasions and organisers are hoping around 2,000 participants will tackle the course.

The event includes walking and relay team sections for those who do not want to run the full 13.1 miles. There is also a 1,000-metre junior race for youngsters aged six to 15 years old.

All participants who complete the course receive a goody bag and special Potters ’Arf medal.

Deferred entrants from the cancelled 2020 event will be contacted separately by email with information on how to register.

Since it began, more than 30,000 people have taken part in the Potters ’Arf.

Earlier this month, tributes from across the running community were paid to Don Shelley, who sadly passed away. Mr Shelley was best known for founding the Potteries Marathon in 1982, which became the Potters ‘Arf in 2005. Race organisers are looking at fitting plans to pay tribute to Mr Shelley.

More information on the race is available via https://www.stoke.gov.uk/pottersarf

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