THERE are a limited number of spaces remaining for the annual Pontypool 10km Home Run.

Almost 500 runners have signed up for the event, which raises money for St David’s Hospice.

Now in its 10th year, the event is hugely popular and regularly raises more than £10,000 for the hospice.

And with less than three weeks until the event takes place, there are just a limited number of spaces to take part.

Runners can enter either the Junior 2km Fun Run around the park, or the full 10k race.

The 10k route starts at the Pontypool Active Living Centre and leaves the park, goes along Usk Road to the A4042 – out to Mamhilad, up the Old Abergavenny Road. It then follows up the canal towpath by the Star Inn, back to Usk Road along the canal towpath to come back to the the finish in the park.

Runners will be able to collect their numbers from the race HQ, the Active Living Centre from 8am.

The race will start at 10am.

Event manager Christine Vorres said: “With over 1,000 patients on our books at any one time, we rely on community support to raise the funding needed to continue providing hospice services free of charge.

“We are extremely grateful to our sponsors, as without them events such as the Pontypool 10k Home Run would not be so successful.

“We have had a tremendous response from local businesses; Coleg Gwent, Cwmbran-based Crossfords Oil and Tool Supplies Limited, and Johnsey Estates, Mamhilad, are all supporting the charity, meaning that more of the participant entry fee is going directly where it is needed most.”

Crossfords spokesman Mark Hurford said: “St David’s Hospice have helped so many friends, customers and colleagues of ours in the past and we feel it is important to give something back to help continue the fantastic work they do.”

For tickets or more information, please contact: 01633 851051, or visit