A date has been set for the fourth edition of the Barry Island 10K.

Sun, sea and sand will once again provide the backdrop to this summertime festival of running on Sunday 6 August in 2023, amid the ongoing success and popularity of the event.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic meant the race could not take place in 2020 and 2021, it made a triumphant return to the island in 2022 with thousands of runners of all ages and ability taking part.

The race has become renowned for its varied and scenic route, unbeatable crowd support and feel-good atmosphere. The 10K route showcases all of the town’s most scenic seaside spots and recognisable landmarks including Whitmore Bay, the Knap, Romilly Park and Watch House Bay.

A series of supporting Junior races follow the 10K – meaning runners of all ages can get in on the action. Races start and finish at Whitmore Bay, giving runners the opportunity to relax on a deck chair post-race or enjoy an optional (but very much encouraged) dip in the sea on Barry’s blue flag beach.

Entries will go on sale this week, with registration opening on Thursday 10 November. The race will once again form part of the R4W 10K Series (which includes races in Cardiff Bay, Newport, Porthcawl and Barry Island) with a Season Ticket offer available.

A limited number of multi-event passes will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis for those looking to enter two or more events in the 10K Series, with the discount increasing when you commit to more races.

Only 1,000 multi-event passes are available in each race and are expected to sell out fast. There are savings of up to £28 (equivalent to one race free!) available when committing to all four events.

You can now pre-register and receive priority access to the Season Ticket offer. Those pre-registering will receive a priority access registration link on Thursday 10 November, hours before entries open to the public. Individual Barry Island 10K entries, starting from £26 will also be available.