On your marks for Stone 10k – Sunday June 24th

The Stone St Michael’s 10K race will take place on Sunday, June 24.

This is a flat, two-lap course, mainly on road, but with a short, pleasant canal side section.

This year’s race is a North Staffs Road Runners (NSRRA) League Race and all proceeds will be shared between St Michael’s CE (VC) First School for their ongoing development, and Stone Outward Division Girlguiding SMILE project, which sees girls and leaders make regular trips to Mombassa, Kenya, to assist in the building and developing of a local school.

Since the race was reintroduced in 2005, it has raised many thousands of pounds for good causes. Between 1986 and 1995 the Stone St Michael’s 10K Road Race became a popular event in Staffordshire, noted for its fast, flat course. It was organised by the PTA for the benefit of the children who attended St Michael’s First School.

The 2005 relaunch featured many local and international runners and in almost every year since it has reached the maximum entry of 600 well before race day. The race has grown from strength to strength, now becoming a family event which includes the school’s fayre, making it a great day out for the whole family; the Stone St Michael’s 10K is now firmly established as one of the area’s top races.

There is a medal and goody bag for all finishers and prizes for the top three finishers plus all age categories. And – new for 2018 – the race will now include chip timing.

The race starts at 10am from St Michael’s First School, Weaver’s Lane, and the route is a fully marshalled and coned off two-lap course along the A51 and A34 with lead motorbike and back-up vehicle.

Entry, starting from £13, can be made online or by post via www.stone10k.co.uk.