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People urged to sign up for 65th anniversary of Nos Galan Road Races

Nos Galan Road Races (Pic: Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council)

PEOPLE have been urged to sign up for the 65th anniversary of the Nos Galan road races in Mountain Ash as the deadline to register looms.

More than 1,800 have registered for this year’s Nos Galan Road Races on New Year’s Eve, making it one of the biggest in the event’s history, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council said.

The demand for places has seen competitors across all categories registering throughout the phased releases in September, and there are now less than 100 total places left across all of the categories.

With the final release of places open from Monday, September 25, the council said this is the last chance to join the event on its 65th anniversary.

Registration closes at 6pm on Monday, October 2 and the council is urging people who want to take part to make sure they book their place and join more than 1,800 others competing in Mountain Ash on New Year’s Eve.

Councillor Ann Crimmings, chair of the Nos Galan Road Races Committee, said: “There are now less than 100 total places left for the 2023 Nos Galan Road Races, and it’s been fantastic to see the excitement and demand for this year’s event.

“I’d urge anyone interested in competing or taking part to book your place now before the final tickets are snapped up.

“This year’s event will also mark the 65th anniversary since the road races started, so make sure you secure your place and join us in Mountain Ash for what is set to be a special celebration of Guto Nyth Bran’s legacy.”

Nos Galan Road Races celebrates the life and achievements of Welsh runner Guto Nyth Brân. Founded in 1958 by local runner Bernard Baldwin, it is run over the 5km around Mountain Ash town centre.