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Sun, sea, and sand provide the backdrop to the Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K – a brand new event from Run 4 Wales, the events team behind the Cardiff Half Marathon, Newport Wales Marathon & VELOTHON Wales.

Forming part of the popular Barry Island Weekenders programme, it will bring a festival of running to the popular seaside resort on 5th August 2018 with charity fundraising, summertime fun and fancy dress at its heart!

The 10K race will take place on fully closed roads, taking in all of the town’s most scenic seaside spots and recognisable landmarks – whilst a host of children’s activities and a Family Fun Run along the promenade will give budding athletes and families a chance to get in on the action.

Event Information More

Time & Location: Friars Road. The 10K race will start at 10:00, and family activities including the Family Run will begin from 12:00.

Race Pack: Your running number will be posted to you 2 weeks prior to the race.

What’s Included: 10K race entry includes a finishers medal, technical race t-shirt and live tracking via our smartphone app.

Wheelchairs & Buggies: Entry is open to wheelchairs in both the 10K & Family Fun Run. Buggies are only permitted in the Fun Run.

Corporate Challenge: Click here to find out more about our Corporate Packages.

Elite Entry: Click here for more information on qualifying times and prize money.

Click here for entry fees and registration.


Barry Island Community At The Heart of First Year

With just over a month to go until the inaugural Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K, we’ve been amazed to see what a fantastic community has brewed around the first-year event. The iconic South Wales seaside resort is known as hub of activity and we’re thrilled to be bringing a 10K run to the island as … Continued

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Run 4 Wales 10K Series More

The Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K forms part of the Run 4 Wales 10K Series and Healthspan 10 Initiative.

The series includes three 10K races – the ABP Newport Wales 10K, Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run and Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K with athletes eligible for prizes when taking part in two or more of the races.

Healthspan Season Tickets and 2 Event Passes are no longer available, as both the Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run and ABP Newport Wales 10K have passed.

Stay tuned for more deals and discounts across our 10K Series in 2019!

The Course More

The route of the Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K takes in all of the area’s most scenic seaside spots.

It will begin near the sea front at Whitmore Bay and take participants from the promenade through Barry’s regenerated retail area before arching around the iconic Barry Dock Offices building. After heading up Subway Road, runners will go down Broad Street, pass Barry Train Station and head into the pretty Romilly Park.

Scenic views of the Bristol Channel and Porthkerry Country Park await runners from the 6K mark, before running alongside the picturesque Knapp pebble beach and Watch House Bay. Next, they’ll run up The Parade before heading back to the Island to take on the final 2K.

Runners will pass the roaring crowds before a loop of the amusement centre and a downhill finish alongside the gardens of Friars Road, overlooking Whitmore Bay.

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Brecon Carreg is proud to be the title partner of this year’s Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K.

The partnership will be part of the brands 40th-anniversary celebrations throughout 2018.

From a small cottage in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, the team bring you low in sodium mineral water, naturally filtered through rocks for a pure, clean taste.

Say hello to ‘Brecon Water’ on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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Tŷ Hafan are delighted to be the Lead Charity Partner of the Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K.

Tŷ Hafan is a leading Welsh children’s charity which provides comfort, care and support to children with life-limiting conditions, along with their families. Through our vibrant hospice and diverse community programmes, we offer short -break care and help them make the most of the time they have together; creating memories and ensuring a short life is a full life.

Join team Tŷ Hafan at the Barry Island 10K for just £4.99 and pledge to raise a minimum of £100. As part of our team we promise to offer you

• A free Tŷ Hafan running vest and fundraising pack
• Training and fundraising advice
• A dedicated account manager to provide you with support
• A Race day cheer squad
• An invite to a post race celebration

To join team Tŷ Hafan click below or contact James Davies-Hale on 02920 532 284 or by emailing

Join Team Tŷ Hafan

By joining Team Tŷ Hafan, you consent to Run 4 Wales sharing your contact data so Tŷ Hafan can contact you to offer fundraising support and keep you up to date with their plans in the lead up to and on the day of the race.

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A host of children’s activities will take place at the Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K.

A Family Fun Run will give budding athletes and families a chance to get in on the action.

The fun course will start and finish on the promenade at Whitmore Bay – with a finishers medal and sweet treat available to every finisher!

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The Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K forms part of the Barry Island Weekenders festival – which also includes the Isle of Fire and Cinema by the Sea.

It will take place during the special sporting weekender on 4th – 5th August 2018 (with 10K & Family races taking place on the 5th)

Find out more about what’s happening here.