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Recce Of The 10K Route For SOTFOR

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There is still time to enter the Stoke-on-Trent Festival of Running 5K & 10K on Sunday 7 July where a bespoke Spitfire medal is the reward.

Runners of all ages and abilities will gather at the Bet 365 Stadium, the home of Stoke City FC, where they will complete 5K or 10K in a safe, traffic-free area. Both routes are the same as last year and there will be two sets of pacers from GO Team and Stoke FIT to help people towards a PB. The 5K and 10K start at 10.30am.

The Stoke-on-Trent Festival of Running is organised by Bill McAuliffe (Bill Mac) and his team of volunteers and supported by the Burley Trust for a second time. Also helping is a group from Young Epilepsy who will be manning the water stations, marshalling and handing out T-shirts and medals at the finish. Their sterling efforts were appreciated last year and again at this year’s Festival.

Everyone who takes part will be presented with a technical T-shirt, goody bag and, a special medal to commemorate 75 years of the D-Day landings. As a mark of respect to them and Reginald Mitchell who was born in Talke, the medal will feature the iconic Spitfire.

And for those people who want to know if the course has any elevation...the Potters Hill awaits runners near the end of the 10K.

To enter, visit the Stoke-on-Trent Festival of Running website.

Note: Any runner wishing to have their name printed on the front of their race number must enter by 10am Wednesday 3 July. Contact Bill McAuliffe via BookitZone for details.

Image courtesy of Melanie Bath.

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