Get ready for the Mic Morris Torfaen 10K

Posted on: Friday 12 April 2024

Hundreds of runners are gearing up for this year’s Mic Morris Torfaen 10K.

The race is renowned for being one of the fastest in the running calendar with runners entering from far and wide.

Event organiser and Torfaen Sports Development Officer, Ben Jeffries, said, “Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just a beginner, don’t miss out on this great event!

“Lace up your running shoes, join us, and be part of one of the fastest 10K races on the planet.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the temporary road closures. However, we hope the advance notice allows residents to find alternative routes and make alternative arrangements during this brief window of closure while runners cover the scenic route from Blaenavon to Pontypool Park.

“Information will be posted for residents living on the affected roads, and we’ll strive to reopen each section of the route as soon as possible. We appreciate the publics understanding and cooperation during this annual event.”

The downhill run, on Sunday 14 July starts at 9am in Blaenavon, with all runners expected to cross the finish line in Pontypool Park by 11am.

All participants receive a medal and a selection of merchandise for taking part in the event.

All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Mic Morris Memorial Sporting Trust Fund, directly benefiting aspiring young athletes in Torfaen.

Road closures

To ensure the safety of runners, the following roads will be closed between 8:00am and 11:30am:

  • 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 (up to its junction with Riverside)
  • Riverside
  • Park Road leading up to Penygarn Road

Side roads will remain open, but no vehicles will be allowed on the race route during the event. Emergency services will have access at all times.

Plan Ahead

If the road closures impact your travel or caregiving responsibilities, please contact Torfaen Sports Development at 01633 628936 at the earliest opportunity.

To sign up or for more information about the event, visit Mic Morris Torfaen 10K or contact: | 01633 628936

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