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Hanley Economic Potters 'Arf Marathon 2022

Hanley Economic Building Society Potters ’Arf Marathon - Sunday, June 12, 2022

13.1-mile run or walk, plus relay event... and 1k children's race!

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More information below.


A shining ray of hope 

Stoke-on-Trent’s iconic half marathon - The Hanley Economic Building Society Potters ’Arf - is due to return on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

More than 1,700 runners, walkers, relay teams and junior race entrants have booked their places for this incredible, inspiring, community-spirited event! 

The Potters 'Arf is one of the most unique races in the UK. It has amazing Stokie support; places for all; a wonderful atmosphere at the city centre finish; special Potteries medal, fantastic challenges and more! We want it to be a shining ray of hope in 2022.  

The event includes a 13.1-mile race, as well as walking and relay team sections for those who don't want to run the full distance. There is also a 1,000-metre junior race for youngsters aged six to 15 years old. Check out our About The Race and Race Day Info/FAQs pages for more information on each event activity.

The Potters 'Arf has huge mental and physical health benefits, as well as raising thousands of pounds for local charities – including the main causes the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and The Alice Charity. Organisers hope that around 2,000 participants will be able to tackle this year's event.

The safety of residents and participants is of the upmost importance and we will be regularly reviewing the guidance provided by the Government and England Athletics in the run-up to the event.

Potters 'Arf runners

Training plans

Qualified fitness instructors at our sports and leisure teams across The Wallace Centre, New Horizons and Dimensions have created training plans for the Potters 'Arf Marathon. These are aimed at all levels and there is a 12-week beginner and a 10-week intermediate programme to work from. For more information, download the training programmes here:

Beginners' programme

Intermediate programme

Business offer

Businesses or organisations that sign up three or more relay teams will receive £5 off each relay group entry. Businesses or organisations that sign up 10 or more individual adult runners or walkers will receive £2.50 off each half marathon adult runner or walker entry. To take advantage of this offer, please email

Potters Arf

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We'd like to keep you updated with our new Potters 'Arf e-bulletin - all you have to do is visit , enter your details, click the box next to Potters 'Arf Marathon, and submit! And you can unsubscribe any time. We also have a sport and leisure e-bulletin, which includes updates on the Potters 'Arf, and you can sign up by clicking here.

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Contact us

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Hanley Economic Potters Arf Marathon 2021