THE "Ras yr Iaith Gymraeg" (Welsh Language Race) returned to the streets of Bangor this week as all involved aimed to celebrate all things Welsh.

The race, which is held in the city every two years, has gone from strength to strength and this time around it received sponsorships from the likes of Huws Gray, Cwmni Da and Cymen.

Held on Wednesday, July 4, runners set off from the clock before making their way down to Ysgol Hirael.

The Tryfan Jazz Band were on hand to greet them once they arrived at the finish line, as were the teachers, parents and children of the school.

Kariad the Clown and Misdar Urdd were on hand to entertain guests and Colin Diamond's Samba workshops proved to be popular too.

A penalty shoot-out was also held with some of Bangor City's players on the astro turf pitch near the leisure centre.

There was also plenty of food and drink to be had and the several stalls set up on the day were busy throughout.

Dr Elin Walker Jones, who helped organise the race, said: "We had a very worthwhile day in Bangor with fantastic support from several members of the community.

"The race will now be moving onto Conwy and and then down to Caerphilly after that.

"We would like to say a great big thank you to everyone who supported the race. We look forward to hosting the next one in two years time."

Before the event, four pupils received awards from local artist Sioned Glyn for playing their part in designing a poster for it.

The race itself was set up in 2014 by Sion Jobbins and Menter Iaith Ceredigion.

It is designed to be the equivalent of the Korrika event in the Basque country, the An Rith in Ireland and the Redadeg in Brittany.