6 Active Ways to Celebrate New Years in the U.K.

The end of the holiday season means it’s time to get into shape. Start your resolutions early by spending New Years being active. Here are some great ways to do it in the U.K. for 2016/ 2017.

1. Nos Galan Road Races

Mountain Ash, UK

Nos Galan Road Races

The race began in 1958 by Bernard Baldwin & is run over 5km around Mountain Ash Town Centre.

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2. Zeus New Years Eve Run

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, UK

Zeus New Years Eve Run

Say goodbye to 2016 & hello to 2017 with the last & first race of the year.

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3. The Savage Run 20k, 10k & 5k

Pencaitland, East Lothian, UK

The Savage Run 20k, 10k & 5k

Release your inner beast by tackling this challenging obstacle course. Distances include 5k, 10k, 15k & junior.

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4. New Year Walk In

Llanwrtyd Wells, UK

New Year Walk In

Take part in a walk leaving the town square at 10:30 on New Years’ Eve. Carry torches to light the way.

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5. Stonehaven Fireball-Whirling Ceremony

Stonehaven, Scotland, UK

Stonehaven Fireball-Whirling Ceremony

Crowds will gather on the High Street around 10.30pm on the 31st December. Get ready for a parade of fireballs swingers starting on the bells of midnight to welcome the new year

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6. New Years Ba Game

Kirkwall, UK

New Years Ba Game

The Ba’ is played each Christmas & New Year’s Day in Kirkwall, Orkney. This is a traditional game of mass football played in the streets of the town between the Uppies & the Doonies.

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Know of another active event in the UK this New Years? Let us know about it so we can add it to our next list.


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