Registration opens on 27th August
The event starts at 10am in Pontypool Park, Race HQ Pontypool Active Living Centre NP4 8AT
- *Minimum age 15 years.
- As the roads are NOT closed to traffic, NO in-ear headphones are allowed.
- Chip Timing
- Measured course
- Medal to all finishers
Pontypool 2km fun run
We will also be hosting a 2km run for the little ones to join in the fun. Details coming soon.
The donations and sponsorship from event supporters like you will help us to continue providing the support to those in need. Ensuring that their final days and wishes are achieved where possible.
The easiest way to raise funds is to set up a JustGiving page. Share the page with your friends, family and colleagues via email and social media, and watch the donations pour in. It only takes 5 minutes to set up! Alternatively, you could make a personal donation via our Donate Page - every donation makes a huge difference.
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Train for it - follow our training programme
*Reproduced with kind permission from Mike Gratton of 209 Events
Blast from the past - a video from the 2014 event. Can you spot yourself?
Our sincere thanks to the wonderful members of Torfaen Camcorder Club for our own action video!
Important safety information
The route is not closed to traffic, therefore we must insist that all participants use the public footpaths where available. Gwent Police have expressed their concerns about runners using the road as this poses a hazard to both runner and vehicles. We will disqualify anyone seen using the road instead of the pavement.
The Course is a mix of tarmac and stone-dust paths. There may be twigs and gravel underfoot. There are low bridges and narrow bits. You may encounter cyclists, members of the public, dogs, and in some places, vehicles on the road. If you fall in the canal – there is a risk of contracting Weils Disease. (see more below)
Weils Disease (Leptospirosis)
Weil’s disease is a form of a bacterial infection also known as Leptospirosis that is carried by animals, most commonly in rats and cattle. It can be caught by humans through contact with rat or cattle urine, most commonly occurring through contaminated fresh water. In the event of an incident that results in contact with the water in the canal – please read this advice notice