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

Ras yr Iaith Aberaeron Gorffenaf 07 2016 ©keith morris

Ras yr Iaith
Gorffenaf 07 2016
©keith morris

Date: Town: Local Menter: Contact:
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