Countdown is on to the Carmarthen Mayor's Fun Run races


There's just over two weeks to go to the annual Carmarthen Town Mayor's Fun Run races.
Runners of all ages, shapes and sizes are being encouraged to take part in the Fun Run races on May Bank Holiday Monday, May 2.
The event has been held in the town over the past 34 years.
"This is the 35th running of the races and we are hoping for a bumper turnout," said race organiser Noelwyn Daniel.
“There were 657 runners in 2015 and we are hoping for many more this year!
"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.
The nominated charities set to benefit this year are –
  • Papur Llafar y Deillion Caerfyrddin a’r Cylch – Carmarthen and District Talking Newspaper for the Blind 
  • ATC 
  • Carmarthen Girl Guides 
  • Nightlight 
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 is now open for the races at -
https://regonline.activeglobal.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1821061
Entry Fees are:
Mini Fun Run (Nursery and Reception) £ 2.00
Children (Year 1 and over) £ 3.00
5k Adults’ Fun Run (over 16) £7.00
5k Corporate Entry (minimum 10 places) £60.00
5k Team Relay Entry (3 per team) £15.00
5k on-the-day entry £ 8.00
Children’s on-the-day entry £ 3.50
Volunteers will be needed on the day.
Do you have a few hours to spare on May 2?
Why not come and help out with some marshalling and feel the reward of helping others and contributing towards the success of the event. If you are able to then the marshalls are all asked to meet in St Peter's Hall at 9:00am on race day.

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