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Registration Closed for Virtual Nos Galan

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Registration for the Virtual Nos Galan Road Races has now closed after a huge demand for race places saw all 2,600 places filled within the first week!

The coronavirus pandemic and the current guidelines around mass gatherings have necessitated that the annual Races be held in a very different (virtual) format this year, with registered competitors able to complete the 5km distance at any point between December 1st and December 31st.  This can be done either in one go, or over a longer period of time throughout the month of December, but competitors must record and submit evidence to the Nos Galan team in order to receive their medal and t-shirt. 

Further information on how to record your evidence can be found in the All You Need to Know guide.

Once the 5km has been completed, evidence will then need to be submitted online via, where participants will need to fill out the evidence form, which will be available shortly, and include their registration number.  Competitors must then upload photographic evidence showing the completed distance of 5km.

If running as a household, or as a small group (adhering to the latest social distancing guidance) then one form of evidence can be submitted with the other participants added to the form. 

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Chair of the Nos Galan Committee and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure & Heritage Services, said: “Race places are always in great demand and we are delighted that this unique event in Nos Galan’s history has seen a record number of competitors snap up their place.

“The initial 2,000 places were filled within the first two days of registration being open, and the subsequent further allocations of 500 and then 100 places were also quickly filled.

“On behalf of the Nos Galan Committee, I’d like to thank all of those who have registered for continuing to support the Road Races and ensuring that the spirit of the legendary Guto Nyth Bran continues, in spite of the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves living in.”

Posted on 08/10/2020