The Ras’ Route

The 2018 Ras yr Iaith will be held over three days between Wednesday and Friday, 4 – 6 July, 2018.

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The Ras will run at an average speed of 9km an hour (6 mph) – a easy enough pace. The runners will be told before hand what time they are expected to be at the relay point and at what time the baton will arrive to make the change. The Ras runs through the centre of towns – a combination of the high streets and quieter back streets. There is no running between towns – the Ras Baton is driven from town to town in the Ras vehicles. The Ras is open to runners of all abilities but all runners must be healthy and not suffer from any heart defects. We would like to emphasise, that all participants must run in the Ras – we do not allow walking nor riding a bike.

A forward vehicle will ensure the runners are in the correct place and on time for the run. The Ras van will make enough noise and create plenty of ‘hwyl’ so that the runners and the general public will be aware that Ras y Iaith is on its way! We will appreciate the support of experienced runners who can run several km with us to act as stewards and be time-keepers for the run – please contact us. Runners are protected at the back by the Ras Minibus. Our medic, Dr Richard Edwards of Aberystwyth will be in the minibus at all times.

We will be loading maps of the route of the Ras over the next week or two – keep an eye on this site and follow us on Twitter (@rasyriaith) or Facebook for the latest updates.

Day 1 – Wednesday, July 4th

Town Time Location Contact
Wrexham 08:30 Glyndŵr Uni Car Park Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam – 01352 744040
Menai Bridge 11:45 The Antelope (over the bridge) Menter Iaith Môn – 01248 725700
Bangor 12:40 By the clock, High Street Menter Iaith Bangor – 01248 370050
Llanrwst 14:25 Canolfan Glasdir Menter Iaith Conwy – 01492 642357
Machynlleth 16:30 Canolfan Glyndŵr Menter Iaith Maldwyn – 01686 610010
Aberystwyth 18:00 Marine Terrace, the Prom Cered – 01545 572350

Day 2 – Thursday, July 5th

Town Time Location Contact
Haverford West 08:30 Castle Square Menter Iaith Sir Benfro – 01239 831129
Carmarthen 11:00 St Peter’s Church Menter Gorllewin Sir Gar – 01239 712934
Ammanford 13:00 32 Quay Street Menter Bro Dinefwr – 01558 825336
Llanelli 14:15 Behind Llanelli Leisure Centre Menter Cwm Gwendraeth Elli – 01269 871600

Diwrnod 3 – Dydd Gwener, Gorffennaf 6ed

Town Time Location Contact
Ystradgynlais 08:30 Ysgol Maes y Dderwen Menter Iaith Brycheiniog a Maesyfed – 07776 296267
Pontardawe 10:30 Ysgol Gymraeg Pontardawe Menter Iaith Castell Nedd Port Talbot – 01639 763819
Clydach 11:30 Ysgol Gynradd Gellionnen Menter Iaith Abertawe – 01792 460906
Porthcawl 13:30 Estern Promenade Menter Iaith Bro Ogwr – 01656 732200
Caerphilly 16:30 Caerphilly Castle Menter Iaith Caerffili – 01443 820913
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