Here’s a bit of information about the day itself…
The race follows a well marshalled course, with lots of support from local spectators!
You’ll be running under UK Athletics rules and a UKA licence.
Bag Storage: You will recieve your baggage tag with your race number. Pop this on your baggae and head to the Indoor Market Hall, under intu Potteries Centre.
Changing Areas: You will find changing facilities just outside Primark in the Town Centre.
- Portable toilets are located a few metres away from the Changing area
- Indoor Market (Lower floor of the Intu Shopping Centre)
- Toilets (ON ROUTE): 1766 Leek Road (opposite the Crematorium)
Race Headquarters: On the day you will be able to contact an official at race headquarters which will be located in the Hanley Economic Building Society (Lamb Street).
Start Times (every entrant starts outside Marks & Spencer);
Runners & Relays: 10:30
Junior Race: 10:50
Finishers’ Bag: Every finisher of the Potters Arf Marathon will receive a goody bag with;
- Ceramic Medal
- Technical T-Shirt
- Organic Energy Boost snack from Tree of Life
Runners finishing within two hours will receive a special time bonus medal, all other runners receive a Finishers Medal!
Winners’ Presentation: This will take place at race headquarters inside the Hanley branch of Hanley Economic Building Society (Lamb Street) at 13:00.
- 1st Male and Female: £200 & Bespoke Emma Bridgewater Award
- 2nd Male and Female: £150
- 3rd Male and Female: £100
- 1st Veteran in each group will win £20 cash
- 1st Male and Female teams (4 to count) will receive a Wade Gluggle Jug
- A pair of Running Shoes courtesy of ON Running for both the male and female winner
The UK Athletics rule is that the only headphones allowed are ‘Bone Conductor Headphones’. Why we advise against any other type of headphones is that it is almost impossible to administer the rule in races with large fields. Wearing any other type of headphones risks disqualification by the Race Referee.
View the race route HERE
Below are the estimated times of the first and last runners to pass landmarks along the route.
|Roundabout Potteries Way,Lichfield St.||10:36||10:43|
|Roundabout Lichfield St/Leek Road||10:38||10:48|
|Junction Victoria Rd/City Road||10:45||11:05|
|Longton Town Centre||10:52||11:20|
|Anchor Rd/Dividy Rd||10:58||11:33|
|Dividy Road,Beverley Drive||11:00||11:37|
|Beverley Dr/Malthouse Rd||11:08||12:05|
|Abbey Road/Leek Road||11:14||12:18|
|Leonard Ave/Leek New Road||11:22||12:37|
|Norton Lane/Leek New Road||11:25||12:44|
|Leek New Road/Berwick Road||11:28||12:50|
|Milton Road/Hanley Road||11:32||12:58|
|Chell St/Town Road||11:34||13:03|
Junior Fun Run
The Junior Run starts outside Marks and Spencers at 10:50 am. Don’t forget to wear your race number on your front so we can give you a name check when you finish!
The route starts in Parliament Row then takes a right into Old Hall Street, right into Cheapside, right into Parliament Row, left into Stafford Street, right into Lamb Street then left into the finish by Sir Stanley Mathews Statue.
When you cross the finish line, grab your medal and wear with pride!
Directions to Race Village
From the South: Leave the M6 at Junction 15 on to the A500. Follow signs for City Centre (Hanley), then follow signs for intu Potteries Shopping Centre.
From the North: Leave the M6 at Junction 16 on to the A500. Follow signs for City Centre (Hanley), then follow signs for intu Potteries Shopping Centre.
From the East: On the A50 follow signs for the A500. Follow signs for City Centre (Hanley), then follow signs for intu Potteries Shopping Centre.
From the West: Follow signs for the A500. Follow signs for City Centre (Hanley), then follow signs for intu Potteries Shopping Centre.
Multi Storey car park: Entrances to the car park can be found on Bryan Street and Quadrant Road.
Long stay car park: Entrance to the long stay car park can be found on Bryan Street.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Stoke-on-Trent. There are regular train services from Crewe, Derby, Macclesfield, Stafford and Wolverhampton. From there you can catch one of the many frequent buses from the bus stop outside the station that heads to the city centre in less than 10 minutes.