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Nos Galan 2017

Nos Galan 2017 may seem ages away at the moment, but the ‘race for a place’ these days is as keenly contested as the race itself on New Year’s Eve.

Event organisers Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, in conjunction with the Nos Galan Committee, are delighted to announce that Nos Galan Road Races 2017 online registration opens at 10am on Tuesday, September 5 via www.nosgalan.co.uk

This year marks the 59th anniversary of the annual road races in Mountain Ash, in memory of legendary Welsh runner Guto Nyth Bran

Race places are always in great demand, with all race categories full to capacity well in advance of race night.

The message is simple – register early to take part in order to avoid any disappointment later on. There will be no race registration on the night.

The Nos Galan Road Races, which started in 1958, attracts thousands of athletes of all ages and abilities from around the world.

The event consists of a series of childrens’ races, an elite race and a 5K fun run around Mountain Ash town centre.

Each year a celebrity Mystery Runner represents the spirit of Guto Nyth Bran. Last year’s Nos Galan Mystery Runner was Wales’ football manager Chris Coleman OBE.

Cllr Ann Crimmings, chair of the Nos Galan Committee and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Culture, said:

“It is once again that time of year when we open online registration for the Nos Galan Road Races – an event that attracts competitors from all over the world.

“The races are as popular as they have ever been, and last year, once again, all race entries were taken up long before New Year’s Eve, and we anticipate similar scenes again in 2017 as more and more people are eager to be a part of the biggest street party in Rhondda Cynon Taf.”

The price of race entry is £10 for Affiliated/Elite and 5K Fun Run; £12 for Non-Affiliated/Elite and 5K Fun Run; £6 for all Childrens’ Races.

The 2017 Nos Galan Road Races take place on Sunday, December 31. For regular updates follow Nos Galan Races on Twitter and Facebook. Also visit www.nosgalan.co.uk

To be a part of the 2017 Nos Galan Road Races, register online from 10am on Tuesday, September 5.

There is no charge for using a Debit Card, but a Bank charge of 2% will be added to all Credit Card transactions.

For more details call RCT Council’s events team on 01443 424123 or email events@rctcbc.gov.uk

Please note: All race places are non-transferable. Anyone found to be taking part using another person’s unique race number identity will be disqualified