Support for the iconic Potters ‘Arf is pouring in with weeks to go before the 2022 race… 

This year it is anticipated that 1700 runners will be taking part in the 13.1 mile race on 12 June, which will also be helping to raise thousands of pounds for local charities including the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and The Alice Charity.

As well as the event being open to adults children can also take part in a 1k and 2k junior run – which this year will be managed and sponsored by BeeActive.

Stoke-on-Trent based, Rybrook Land Rover, are also supporting the Potters Arf 2022 by providing heritage fleet and also lead and sweeper vehicles.

L-R Cllr Beardmore, Ben Wiles (Rybrook), Ben Mills (Bee Active)


Ben Wiles, General Sales Manager, Rybrook Land Rover Stoke on Trent said: “Rybrook Land Rover Stoke on Trent are delighted to be supporting the Potters Arf Marathon for 2022 by providing some of our fantastic heritage fleet and also some of our latest new products as lead and sweeper vehicles for this year’s race.

“Land Rover’s heritage, design and history has always centred around going ‘Above & Beyond’. We are looking forward to seeing all those taking part in the years Arf going ‘Above & Beyond’ in not only a physical sense but also in helping to raise valuable funds for so many good causes. Community is at the heart of everything we do at Rybrook Land Rover Stoke on Trent and we would like to wish all the community the best of luck in their combined efforts for the Potters Arf Marathon 2022.”

Cllr Lorraine Beardmore, cabinet member for culture, leisure and public health said: “It’s great news that Rybrook Land Rover are supporting the Potters ‘Arf by providing some of their fantastic fleet for this year’s race. They are one of many local companies and organisations supporting one of the most challenging, unique, and community-spirited races in the UK.

“The Potters ‘Arf has amazing support across Stoke-on-Trent, a wonderful atmosphere at the city centre finish, special medals and fantastic challenges. It also raises thousands of pounds for local charities who help a huge number of residents across Stoke-on-Trent – including Douglas Macmillan Hospice, who help adults and children with life limiting illnesses and The Alice Charity – who work to improve the lives of families in crisis.”

A team of Foster carers from Stoke-on-Trent are also taking part in the Hanley Economic Potters ‘Arf Marathon as a relay team to encourage others to get involved in giving children a second chance. The Foster carers will also be joined by fostering social workers and Cllr Dave Evans, cabinet member for Children and Young People, who will be running the course as individuals.

(Main image L-R Ben Mills, Bee Active, Ben Wiles, Rybrook, Sophie Thompson, Douglas MacMillan, Cllr Lorraine Beardmore.)

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