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Sun, sea, and sand provide the backdrop to the ABP Barry Island 10K – which brings a summertime festival of running to the popular seaside resort with a 10K race and family fun run. A firm favourite with runners – renowned for it’s varied and scenic route, unbeatable crowd support and feel-good atmosphere.

The 10K race takes place on fully closed roads with rewarding route showcasing all of the town’s most scenic seaside spots and recognisable landmarks – including Whitmore Bay, the Knap, Romilly Park and Watch House Bay.

A host of Junior Races including a Fun Run, Toddler Dash and competitive Future Challengers event take place along the promenade – giving budding athletes and families a chance to get in on the action.

The event is delivered by Run 4 Wales, the team behind the Cardiff Half Marathon, Newport Wales Marathon & the Run 4 Wales 10K Series.

Event Info More

The event is taking a pause and will not take place in 2024. Discussions are ongoing with the Vale of Glamorgan Council. Register here for updates.


Time & Location: TBC

Race Pack: A running number will be posted to participants 2 weeks prior to the race.

What’s Included: 10K race entry includes a finishers medal, technical race t-shirt, on-course water station, live bands and entertainment, Event Village facilities and live tracking via the Run 4 Wales 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.

Race Day Information: For more detailed race day information, click HERE!



Thousands take part as sun shines on 2023 ABP Barry Island 10K

Thousands of runners descended on Barry Island on Sunday for the 2023 ABP Barry Island 10K, with recently unsettled weather making way for blue skies and sunshine. The 10K took runners on a scenic tour of the town with highlights including Whitmore Bay, Romilly Park, the Knap and Watch House Bay. Over 3,200 runners had … Continued

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Run 4 Wales 10K Series More

The ABP Barry Island 10K forms part of the Run 4 Wales 10K Series, an exciting series of 10K road races hosted across four unique locations in South Wales, delivered by R4W.

With the discount increasing when you sign up to more events, why not commit to your 2023 fitness and look forward to a world-class experience at a series of our 10K events all year long?

Click here to find out more!


The Course More

The route of the ABP 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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Associated British Ports (ABP) operate five ports in South Wales; Newport, Cardiff, Barry, Port Talbot and Swansea. These ports are important gateways for trade and also support major manufacturing on sites contiguous to the ports. The ports contribute £1.4 billion to the UK economy every year; £1 billion of which stays in Wales.

ABP South Wales acts as the Port Owner, Port Operator, and also the Statutory Harbour Authority across it’s five ports. In 2016 the five ABP South Wales ports handled 12.5 million tonnes of cargo and made significant investments into operational equipment, warehousing, and renewable energy. The 12.5 million tonnes of cargo that passed through the ports included a variety of both traditional and emerging sectors. Through these activates, ABP South Wales supports 15,000 jobs in Wales and 6,000 jobs elsewhere in the UK.

ABP is backed by investment in modern facilities and equipment, and support by experienced employees. Our investment is designed to respond to the needs of our customers whose businesses rely on our ports for access to international and, in some cases, domestic markets.

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Tŷ Hafan are delighted to be the lead charity partner for the Barry Island 10K with free spaces when pledging to raise £50!

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.

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 charity representative  to provide you with support
• A Race day cheer squad
• An invite to a post-race celebration

To join team Tŷ Hafan click below and select the Tŷ Hafan fundraiser option, or contact Lisa Williams on 02920 532 284 or by emailing


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.

Junior Races More


The ABP Barry Island 10K Junior offers the whole family an exciting opportunity to get involved with the ABP Barry Island 10K after the main races have got underway.

There are a series of races on offer; a no-pressure, family-focused Fun Run, a Toddler Dash for those taking their first steps into physical activity and a Future Challengers race for talented young athletes and club runners looking for an accessible and competitive race.

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Barry Island is the ideal location for a great day out for the whole family. As well as the children’s races you’ll find a whole host of things to do in our Event Village and of course the iconic blue flag sandy beach and amusements.

The event forms part of the Barry Island Weekenders festival – which also includes the Isle of Fire and Cinema by the Sea. The race takes place during the special sporting weekender.

Find out more about what’s happening here.