Potters ‘Arf Marathon Update

Based on the most recent Government advice and in consultation with Hanley Economic Building Society, race sponsors and official race charities, we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Potters ’Arf Marathon, which was due to take place on June 14.

 We have closely watched the actions of the Government and the responses that have followed from National Governing Bodies for Sport, other local events and clubs and organisation involved in running. The decision to cancel the event has been taken to protect the health and wellbeing of walkers and runners, officials, volunteers and spectators, and to alleviate the risk of an additional burden on the emergency services at what is a hugely testing time.

 Depending on how the situation develops, the sporting events calendar for later in the year may become extremely busy. Therefore, rather than postpone this year’s Potters ’Arf we will refund all participant entrance fees in accordance with the terms and conditions. This means a full refund for those that entered at the Launch Event in January and a full refund less the booking fee for those who have entered online. This move will allow the race organisation team to focus its resources on planning for a bigger and even better event in 2021 which is due take place on its traditional Sunday at the start of June. For enquires please email leisure.services@stoke.gov.uk