Nos Galan, is an annual 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) running road race, run on New Years Eve in Mountain Ash, in the Cynon Valley Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales.
The race celebrates the life and achievements of Welsh runner Guto Nyth Brân. Founded in 1958 by local runner Bernard Baldwin, it is run over the 5 kilometre route of Guto’s first competitive race.
Nos Galan still attracts runners from all over Great Britain.
The main race starts with a church service at Llanwynno, and then a wreath is laid on Guto’s grave in Llanwynno graveyard. After lighting a torch, it is carried to the nearby town of Mountain Ash, where the main race takes place.
At its height covered by the BBC nationally as part of its New Years Eve celebrations, the races were halted in 1973 due to concerns expressed by the Glamorgan Police regarding the undue delay to traffic. Nos Galan was resurrected in 1984, when a reduced field of 14 runners ran a 1 mile race. The race also broke with tradition, with three mystery runners, representing the present, past and future of athletics, carried the Nos Galan Torch.
Nos Galan Road Race Route Map :
The race consists of a double circuit of the town centre, starting in Henry Street and ending in Oxford Street, by the commemorative statue of Guto.
Traditionally, the race was timed to end at midnight, but in recent times it was rescheduled for the convenience of family entertainment, now concluding at around 9pm. This has resulted in a growth in size and scale, and the proceedings now start with an afternoon of street entertainment, and fun run races for children, concluding with the church service, elite runners’ race and presentations.
Nos Galan Road Race 2016 :
The Nos Galan Road Race 2016 will take place on 31st December 2016 and it will be the 58th anniversary of this New Year’s Eve Event.
Nos Galan Road Race 2016 Live Broadcast :
Live Broadcast of the 2016 Nos Galan Road Race will most likely be available on BBC and CNN.
Nos Galan Road Race 2016 Live Streaming :
Live Streaming of the 2016 Nos Galan Road Race might be available on the official website –
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