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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 children’s activities including a Family Fun Run and Toddler Dash 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 Healthspan Wales 10K Series.

Event Information More

Time & Location: Sunday 4th August 2019. The 10K will start at 10:00am.

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.

Entries into the 10K are now sold out! Click here to register for one of our Family Races.


ABP Barry Island 10K returns bigger and better

The ABP Barry Island 10K brought a festival of running back to the summertime hotspot as more than 3,000 participants laced up their trainers to make second edition of the race another emphatic success. A total of 2,844 runners and even more supporters packed the promenade to watch the sold-out field take on the scenic … Continued

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Healthspan Wales 10K Series More

The race forms part of the Healthspan Wales 10K Series.

The series includes four 10K races with varied courses across 4 unique locations – at the Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run, ABP Newport Wales 10K, all-new Healthspan Porthcawl 10K and the ABP Barry Island 10K.

A limited number of discounted Multi-Event Passes are available for runners looking to sign up to two or more races, and save up to £12.

With the discount increasing when you sign up to more events, why not commit to your 2019 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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Tŷ Hafan are thrilled to be the Lead Charity Partner for the ABP Barry Island 10K for the second year running.

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.

2019 marks our 20th year as a charity, to celebrate this, our first 20 spaces are completely free and once these are taken up, our remaining spaces will be at the discounted rate of £4.99 when pledging 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 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 or contact James Davies-Hale 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.

Fun for the Family More


A host of children’s activities take place alongside the ABP Barry Island 10K.

A Family Fun Run gives budding athletes and families a chance to get in on the action with a fun route across the Promenade.

The 50m Toddler Dash allows the youngest of competitors to get involved.

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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.