A ROAD race and fun day raised more than £1,000 for charity on Saturday.
The event took place at Ipstones Fire Station and was organised by firefighters from the village.
The day started with a parade from the Red Lion pub in the centre of the village to the fire station in Froghall Road. The parade was led by the Ipstones based fire engine and was followed by members of the Staffordshire Moorlands Youth Marching Band and Ipstones Agricultural Queen, Lydia Cartwright and her retinue.
Opening the event Lydia said: "On behalf on myself and my retinue I would like to thank members of the fire station for invited us. Good luck to all the runners who are taking part."
Following the opening visitors were entertained by the youth band and then a display by firefighters from Leek with a special animal rescue appliance on how to release a trapped horse.
Also featured around the station yard were several local organisations and charities who had their own stalls at the event which all raised much needed funds for their good causes.
The one mile junior fun run, for the 16 and under, attracted 33 runners and was won by Owen Eyre of Kingsley Holt. The first girl was Rebecca Yendole.
The main race attracted 158 runners from all over North Staffordshire and South Cheshire. The winner of the five mile race was Carl Moulton of the Boalloy Club near Congleton in a time of 28.02.
The first woman past the winning post was Michelle Buckle of Newcastle.
Watch manager at Ipstones Fire Station, Paul Hewson, said: "It was a very good day. The weather was kind and we managed to raise more than £1,000 for charity.
"This will be divided primarily between the firefighter's national charity and the air ambulance. Also we will be making smaller donation to several local organisations."
RESULTS Junior one mile race: Owen Eyre First girl: Rebecca Yendole.
Five mile road race: 1: Carl Moulton (Boalloy) 28.02 minutes 2: Dave Bratt (Stoke AC) 29.16 3: Dave Betteley, (South Cheshire Harriers) 29.50
First woman Michelle Buckle (Newcastle) 32.57 2: Wendy Swift (Newcastle) 34.33 3: Ruth Watchhorn-Rice (Moorlands) 34.45
First local runner: David Bethell
First firefighter: Ruth Watchhorn-Rice