Runners already getting ready, steady, go for Stafford 10k 


Runners crossing the finishing line in the Stafford 10k

Hundreds of runners have already registered to take part in the Stafford 10k this year. 

Organisers are expecting a bumper field when the event goes ahead on Sunday 24 September. The 10k has been part of the local sporting calendar since 2016.  

Nearly 400 runners have snapped up places, only weeks after registration opened for this year’s race, for the event which also raises thousands of pounds for charity. 

The Stafford 10K suits runners and joggers of all abilities with enthusiastic crowds are encouraged to line the streets of Stafford to cheer on the competitors as they make their way to the finish line just outside the town’s award-winning Victoria Park.  

The event is run by Freedom Leisure on behalf of Stafford Borough Council. Details of how to enter at Stafford 10K - Sunday 24th September 2023 | Freedom Leisure (

Councillor Gillian Pardesi, Cabinet Member for Leisure at the borough council, said: “The Stafford 10k has proved to be a popular addition to the town’s sporting calendar and it is great to see that so many people have already registered for the event.  

“Many of those taking part will be running to raise money for various charities and I hope people will turn out on the day to cheer them along - as well as soak up the tremendous atmosphere the event brings to the area.  

“I am sure the support from friends and family will help the runners make it to the finish line.”  

The race village is situated in Victoria Park with plenty of stalls, including food and drink, for runners and spectators.  

Freedom Leisure’s event organiser, Laura Morris, said: “The amazing Stafford community will be out in force again to cheer all the runners on the 10km route. We know what this race means to runners that train for months. We’re looking forward to another memorable day in our beautiful county town.” 

More information on parking, road closures, and the route can be found at Stafford 10K - Sunday 24th September 2023 | Freedom Leisure (

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