Posted on: Tuesday 14 June 2022
Close to 1000 people have already signed up for the Mic Morris Torfaen 10K, which takes place on Sunday 10 July.
It’s been three years since the last event, which is one of the highlights of the borough’s sporting calendar.
The race will start at 9am in Blaenavon, with the runners due to arrive at Pontypol Park from between 9:30 until around 11am.
As a result the following road closures will be in place between 8am and 11.30:
- A4043 Cwmavon Road from the junction of Prince Street and New William Street in Blaenavon to Old Road in Abersychan.
- Old Road
- Limekiln Road
- Freeholdland Road
- George Street
- Mill Road
- Hospital Road
- The northern section of Osbourne Road to its junction with Riverside
- Park Road leading up to Penygarn Road
The route chosen allows traffic to move freely between Blaenavon and Pontypool without clashing with runners. Side roads will not be formally closed but no vehicles will be allowed to access the route during the race.
Anyone whose travel or caring responsibilities is affected by the closures should contact Torfaen Sports Development on 01633 628936 at their earliest convenience, so that arrangements can be made for traffic management on the day.
All emergency services and local care providers have been notified and arrangements are in place to allow emergency vehicles and carers with ID to cross the roads without delay, should they need to attend an incident or a client.
Event organiser and Torfaen Sports Development Officer, Ben Jeffries said:
“We apologise in advance to anyone inconvenienced by the road closures, but hope the advance notice for the event allows residents to make alternative arrangements during the small window of closure. Information will also be posted to residents living on the closed roads. We will of course endeavour to open up each part of the route at the earliest opportunity.”
“This year will mark the 10thedition of the race and it will be great to see people coming back out, enjoying themselves and competing outdoors again after a tough two years for everyone.”
For event information, visit the Torfaen website. For sponsorship enquiries, or if you would like to volunteer on the day to secure a free place at next year’s event, call 01633 628936 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org