On your marks for the Stafford 10k

Date: 12 Sep, 2017

5380_On your marks for the Stafford 10K

Thousands of people are due to descend on Stafford for the town’s 10k road race.

The Borough Council-organised run takes place on Sunday (24 September) - after a successful debut on the town’s sporting calendar last year.

Places were snapped up quickly and around 3,000 people are expected to be on the starting line for the race which begins and finishes in the town’s Market Square.

All participants will get a specially commissioned medal and a technical running t-shirt.

Supporters are being urged to turn up and cheer on the runners, with organisers planning a carnival atmosphere in town, including face painting, balloon modelling and street theatre.

Councillor Mike Smith, Cabinet Member for Leisure at the Borough Council, said: “The Stafford 10k is a great addition to the town’s sporting calendar and follows the huge success of our Stafford Half Marathon.

“The event has already proved popular, with competitors from Staffordshire and beyond signing up early to guarantee their place on the starting line”

He added: “They deserve lots of support and I expect to see friends and loved ones turning up to cheer them on as well as those who just want to come and soak up the carnival atmosphere.”

The route goes past Stafford Leisure Centre, before making its way towards Beaconside, then taking in sections of the Isabel Trail, and entering Victoria Park before returning to the finish in the ‘Square.’

The race starts at 10.30am. For more information about the route and timings for the day go to www.stafford10k.com


                        

Press Release No 5380

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