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The road closures for the Mic Morris 10k race in Torfaen

Up to 1,000 runners are set to hit the road for the 2023 Mic Morris Torfaen 10k race on Sunday 16 July.

The annual Torfaen 10k raises money for the Mic Morris Sporting Trust which gives grants to young sportspeople from the area.

The following roads will be closed in Blaenavon and Pontypool from 8am to 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 to its junction with Riverside
  • Riverside
  • Park Road leading up to Penygarn Road

Runners will set off from Cwmavon Road in Blaenavon at 9am and cross the finish line in Pontypool Park.

Side roads will not be formally closed, but no vehicles will be allowed to access the route during the race.

If your travel or caring responsibilities will be affected by the closures, please contact Torfaen Sports Development team on 01633 628936 as soon as possible, so that arrangements can be made for traffic management on the day.

Ben Jeffries, event organiser and Torfaen sports development officer, said: “We apologise in advance to anyone inconvenienced by the road closures. We hope the advance notice will allow residents to make alternative arrangements during this small window of closure.

“Information has been posted to residents living on the closed roads and we will look to open up each part of the route at the earliest opportunity.”

Volunteer and get a free place in the 2024 event

Torfaen Sports Development is seeking volunteers to provide support for the event, and in return, volunteers will secure a complimentary spot in next year’s race.

To register your interest in volunteering or to sponsor this year’s race, contact Ben Jeffries on 01633 628936 or email ben.jeffries@torfaen.gov.uk

 

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The road closures for the Mic Morris 10k race in Torfaen

Pontypool Park with the rugby ground in distance
Pontypool Park (Photo: Cwmbran Life)