Online registration is about to open for this year’s world-famous Nos Galan Road Races in Mountain Ash.
This year marks the 56th anniversary of the New Year’s Eve event - and entering has never been easier. In fact, you can do so with the click of a button.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will open online registration for this year’s Nos Galan Road Races on September 8th
The Nos Galan Road Races are held each year in memory of legendary Welsh runner Guto Nyth Bran. It attracts thousands of athletes of all ages and abilities from around the globe.
Previously there has been such overwhelming demand that some runners who tried to register were unable to do so as the race categories had reached their full capacity. So the advice is enter online as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
The annual event on Tuesday, December 31, 2014, is organised by the Nos Galan Committee and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council..
The fun starts in the town centre at 4pm with the first of the children’s races. There will also be an Elite Race and the Adult 5k Fun Run. Other attractions will include a spectacular fireworks display.
The highlight of the night will be the arrival of a Mystery Runner who will represent the spirit of Guto, carrying the torch from his graveside at St Gwynno’s Church down the hillside to the town centre four miles away.
Previous Mystery Runners have included Linford Christie, John Hartson, James Hook, Nicole Cook, Jamie Roberts, Martyn Williams, Lillian Board, Gethin Jenkins, David Bedford, Shane Williams, Dai Greene and Samatha Bowen.
Cllr Maureen Webber, Cabinet Member for Council Business and Public Relations, said: “The Nos Galan Road Races is a highlight in Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s events calendar each year and was recently recognised as the UK’s best fun run.
“The event has grown in popularity enormously in recent years and we have seen a record number of entrants so our message to all those wishing to take part this year is to get your applications in early to avoid any disappointment.”
To be a part of the Nos Galan Road Race, register online from September 8th at www.nosgalan.co.uk
For further details call Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Events Team on 01443 424123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org