THERE’S three weeks to go to the annual Carmarthen Town Mayor’s Fun Run races.
The races take place in the town centre on Monday May 7, with a 10am start.
Last year’s event saw 768 runners taking part, a record for the fun run races in their current format.
This year will be the 37th running of the Carmarthen Mayor’s Fun Run races.
Last year’s feature 5K race was won by Thomas Jones of Carmarthen Harriers in a time of 16.56.
“We are hoping for a bumper turnout in both the 5K and the fun run races,” 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.
The usual race routes will be in place for 2018.
Once again, for the serious runners, there will be electronic chip timing in operation for the 5k Fun Run.
The Mayor of Carmarthen will be on hand to start all the races and present medals and trophies to all runners taking part.
10:00am – 5km FUN RUN
Males under 40, V + 40, V + 50, V + 60
Females under 35, V + 35, V + 45, V + 55
Best Fancy Dress / 1st Relay Team
1st Corporate Team
CHILDREN’S RACES FOR 2018
11:00 Primary School Girls Years 1& 2
11:10 Presentation of trophies for adult fun run
11:20 Primary School Boys Years 1 & 2
11:35 Primary School Girls Years 3 & 4
11:50 Primary School Boys Years 3 & 4
12:05 Primary School Girls Years 5 & 6
12:20 Primary School Boys Years 5 & 6
12:35 Secondary School Girls & Boys Years 7 & 8
1:10 Presentation for Junior Races. 1st, 2nd & 3rd in all categories.
Schools are being contacted and visited by race organisers to encourage the pupils to sign up for the event.
Volunteers will be needed on the day.
Do you have a few hours to spare on May 7?
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.
For more information and details of how to enter the fun run races, go to the following website –