The Barry Island 10K will return to the famous seaside resort on Sunday 4 August, 2019 following the incredible success of the inaugural event.
Sun, sea and sand will greet thousands of runners as the race returns as part of next year’s Run 4 Wales 10K Series. Around 3,500 participants made the first edition of the Barry Island 10K a hit with runners enjoying sizzling weather and stunning scenery along Whitmore Bay and in the heart of the town’s regenerated retail area.
The challenging course starts and finishes on the promenade and offers scenic views of the Bristol Channel and Porthkerry Country Park. The Knap beach is another highlight at the 6K mark before they run up The Parade and head 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.
Spaces are expected to sell-out again for the final leg of the expanded Run 4 Wales 10K series, which will incorporate a brand new 10K race to add to the popular Cardiff Bay Run, ABP Newport Wales 10K and Barry Island 10K.
Run 4 Wales Chief Executive Matt Newman said: “As a Barry native it was fantastic to see the town come together to stage a top-class mass-participation event. The Barry Island 10K showcased Barry at its best and we can’t wait to return to the Island to build on the success of the inaugural race.
“Runners were given an unforgettable experience thanks to the roaring support along the route, and next year’s event is set to be bigger and better.”
The race will host the fourth and final leg of the Run 4 Wales 10K series, which will incorporate a brand new 10K race to add to the popular Cardiff Bay Run, ABP Newport Wales 10K and Barry Island 10K.
Registration for all races will open on 20th November, as the new event is unveiled. Season tickets and multi-event passes available to those looking to sign up for more than one race:
- Season tickets, granting access to all four races in the R4W 10K Series are priced at £80, a saving of £17 versus entering individually).
- Three event pass, granting access to three races in the series are priced at £63, allowing a saving of up to £12 versus entering individually.
- Two event pass, granting access to two races in the series are priced at £44, allowing a saving of up to £6 versus entering individually. There are only 1,000 multi-event passes available on a first-come, first-serve basis. These are expected to sell out fast.
Individual entries for the Barry Island 10K are available, priced at £25 (General Entry) or £23 (for those affiliated to a UKA Club). Entries include event-pack postage, a high-quality medal, technical finishers t-shirt, use of a live tracking app, course entertainment, finish time pacers and more. You can subscribe to the Barry Island 10K e-newsletter now, and be notified as soon as they go on sale by clicking here.