Make a date for the Carmarthen Mayor’s Fun Run races

Runners of all ages, shapes and sizes are being encouraged to take part in the Carmarthen Mayor’s Fun Run races on May Bank Holiday Monday.
The event, which has been held in the town over the past 32 years, will take place on the morning of Bank Holiday Monday, May 5.
"This is the 33rd running of the races and we are hoping for a bumper turnout," said race organiser Noelwyn Daniel.
"In particular, we are keen to inject as much fun as possible into the event - encouraging people to take part in fancy dress and asking local sporting teams, organisations, pubs and clubs to consider entering teams.
Mr Daniel added: "The beauty of the Carmarthen Mayor's Fun Run races is that they take place in the heart of the town centre, affording great opportunities for spectators to cheer on the runners.
"We are also encouraging local businesses to enter teams. Businesses can dress up in the corporate colours and logos and earn themselves some free publicity by taking part."
The event has raised thousands of pounds for charity over the years with many local groups and organisations benefiting.
This year the chosen charities are – Glangwili Hospital, Y Delyn Therapeutic Day Services, Cylch Meithryn Caerfyrddin and the ATC
Last year’s charities were - Dr Mz Youth Project, Tŷ Hapus - Tŷ Ni, Myrddin School Special Unit and Carmarthen Visually Impaired Club.
Schools are being contacted and visited by race organisers to encourage the pupils to sign up for the event.
There is the main 5k fun run and a series of junior races.
The junior races cater for school years two to 10. The senior fun run has categories for males and females aged under 40 and 35, and veterans groups for older age groups.
Everyone who completes the course gets a medal. Online entry will open over the next couple of weeks.
The organisers are still seeking race sponsors. Anyone who can help is asked to contact Carmarthen Town Council clerk Selwyn Thomas, email
Race website –


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