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Nos Galan Officially Crowned Best 5k Race in the U.K.

The Nos Galan Road Races have officially been declared as the best 5k in the whole of the U.K. after taking the gold award in the Best National 5k category in the Running Awards!

The Road Races had already been once-again crowned as the best regional winner in June, but has now scooped the hugely prestigious national gold award.

The Running Awards were set up to identify and recognise the very best in running every year.  All races are nominated and voted for by the public, making this a true people’s choice award.

Due to the ongoing restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nos Galan has gone virtual for 2020, with the record 2,600 competitors having the whole month of December to complete their 5k challenge.  Competitors are reminded that they have until 31st December to complete the Virtual Nos Galan and until Friday, 8th January to submit the evidence.

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Chair of the Nos Galan Committee and RCT Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Heritage Services, said:

“I am delighted to see that the Nos Galan Road Races have been chosen as the best 5k race in the whole of the United Kingdom – beating some excellent events to the top spot!

“To have the Road Races chosen by the public is all the more special, and it is clear that this event means so much to so many people – not just to the competitors but to the residents of Mountain Ash and the surrounding areas as well, who always make the occasion a truly special night.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately meant that we can’t hold Nos Galan in the traditional sense this year, however the response for the first ever Virtual event has been so positive.

“I’d like to thank all of those who took their time to vote for Nos Galan at the Running Awards and also to those who continue to support the event.” 

Posted on 24/12/2020