Ras yr Iaith, the only world-wide race that promotes the Welsh language is expanding.
This year the race, the third since its inception, will visit new areas of Wales, and will, for the first time, visit the North East and the South East of Wales. The Race will start in Wrexham on the 4th of July and finish in Caerphilly on July 6th offering three full days of running, noise, energy and enjoyment while celebrating Welsh in communities across Wales including Llanrwst, Bangor, Menai Bridge, Machynlleth, Aberystwyth, Haverfordwest, Tenby, Siant Clears, Carmarthen, Llanelli, Ammanford, Ystradgynlais, Clydach, Pontardawe and Porthcawl.
Various organisations across Wales also benefit from the Race as the funding received will be distributed in the form of grants. The money raised by the last Race held in 2016 was shared, between about forty five Welsh-language organisations across the areas visited.
The Race is organized by Mentrau Iaith Cymru, Owain Gruffydd, Chair of Mentrau Iaith Cymru, says:
“We are very happy to be able to lead on the arrangements to spread the Race’s message to new places this year. In 2016 over £42,000 was raised in grants for organisations to promote the Welsh language in their areas. As a network of entities that exist to increase the use of Welsh in communities it is pleasing to see the race growing every time and can make a difference for Wales.”
Everyone is very welcome to take part in Ras yr Iaith, groups of friends, schools, families, organisations or businesses can take part in the Race by running or supporting on the side of the road, by stewarding, or by sponsoring part of the Race.
For more information visit www.rasyriaith.wales
|July 4, 2018||Wrexham||Menter Iaith Fflint Wrecsam||01352 744040|
|July 4, 2018||Llanrwst||Menter Iaith Conwy||01492 642357|
|July 4, 2018||Bangor||Menter Iaith Bangor||01248 370050|
|July 4, 2018||Menai Bridge||Menter Iaith Môn||01248 725700|
|July 4, 2018||Machynlleth||Menter Iaith Maldwyn||01686 610010|
|July 4, 2018||Aberystwyth||Cered||01545 572350|
|July 5, 2018||Haverfordwest||Menter Iaith Sir Benfro||01239 831129|
|July 5, 2018||Tenby||Menter Iaith Sir Benfro||01239 831129|
|July 5, 2018||San Clêr||Menter Iaith Gorllewin Sir Gâr||01239 712934|
|July 5, 2018||Camarthen||Menter Iaith Gorllewin Sir Gâr||01239 712934|
|July 5, 2018||Llanelli||Menter Iaith Cwm Gwendraeth Elli||01269 871600|
|July 5, 2018||Ammanford||Menter Iaith Bro Dinefwr||01558 825336|
|July 6, 2018||Ystradgynlais||Menter Iaith Brycheiniog a Maesyfed||07776 296267|
|July 6, 2018||Clydach||Menter Iaith Abertawe||01792 460906|
|July 6, 2018||Pontardawe||Menter Iaith Castell Nedd Port Talbot||01639 763819|
|July 6, 2018||Porthcawl||Menter Iaith Bro Ogwr||01656 732200|
|July 6, 2018||Caerphilly||Menter Iaith Caerffili||01443 820913|