hundreds of runners at start of race
The start of the Mic Morris 10km in Blaenavon Credit: Torfaen Council

Organisers of this year’s Mic Morris 10km road race have shared information for participants taking part in the Blaenavon to Pontypool fundraising event.

The race is on Sunday 14 July and starts at 9am in Blaenavon, with all runners expected to have crossed the finish line in Pontypool Park by 11am.

It attracts hundreds of competitors who enjoy the fast route from the north of Torfaen into Pontypool.

Ben Jeffries, event organiser and one of the council’s sports development officers, 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.”

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

Mic Morris 10km road closures

These roads will be closed 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 (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. Emergency services will have access at all times.

Plan Ahead

If the road closures impact your travel or caregiving responsibilities, please contact the council’s sports development team on 01633 628936.

Take part in the Mic Morris 10km road race

To sign up or for more information about the event, visit Mic Morris Torfaen 10K