Athletic activity for runners of all ages and abilities!
Barry Island 10K Junior offers the whole family an exciting opportunity to get involved with the ABP Barry Island 10K. It takes place on the same day, after the main race has got underway.
There are a series of Junior 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 junior club runners looking for an accessible and competitive race.
So, dig out your best fancy dress, drag along the rest of your family and friends and enjoy the day. Expect a vibrant atmosphere and loads of support from the crowd. Fun Run and Future Challengers race entry includes awesome Junior Barry Island 10K finishers medals plus chip timing, meaning you can check out your official time after the race.
We encourage people to run for our charity partner Tŷ Hafan, a leading Welsh children’s charity that provides comfort, care and support to children with life-limiting conditions, along with their families.
What’s Involved: A fun 50m dash aimed at children aged three and under
What’s Included: An adorable mini race number to wear on the day and commemorative finishers sticker
Price: A £2 donation to charity partner Ty Hafan
What’s Involved: A 1-mile race for club athletes and competitive runners aged between 8-17 years looking to race
What’s Included: Chip timing and finishers medal. There will be awards for Under 11s, 13s, 15s and 17s.*
What’s Involved: A fun 1-mile race for all the family, with no pressure on setting fast times or running all the way around. Accompanying adults welcome! (and required to run with all children under 8)
What’s Included: Chip timing and finishers medal.
Accompanying Adults: Adults who do not wish to receive a finishers medal or official finish time may purchase a cheaper ‘accompanying adult’ entry for just £3.
Registration closes on Sunday 30 July at midnight. Anyone registering after the 18 July will not receive a race pack in the post, and will need to collect their race bib from the Event Village on the morning of the race.
Please note, a small non-refundable admin fee is charged on top of race entry by ACTIVE, who manage our online registration system.
Junior Race FAQs
Is there an age limit?
There is no set age limit for the Fun Run. However, any runners aged 8 or under must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the race. Accompanying adults must purchase their own race entry. Event organisers have the right to prevent any unaccompanied runners (who are under the required age) from running. Toddler Dash participants should be aged 3 or under and the Future Challengers race is designed for young athletes aged 8 or over.
What is an ‘accompanying adult’ entry?
Adults who wish to accompany their children during the Fun Run (under 8s must be accompanied) but do not wish to receive finishers items or an official result can purchase a cheaper ‘accompanying adult’ entry for £3.
Accompanying adults are not permitted in the Future Challengers race, where all participants must be aged 8 or over.
Are pushchairs and wheelchairs allowed on the course?
Yes, pushchairs and wheelchairs are allowed. Pushchairs are not permitted in the Future Challengers race where participants must be aged 8 or over.
Are there more details about the race route?
The races start on Friars Road in Barry with routes running around the Whitmore Bay promenade.
Are runners allowed to wear fancy dress?
Fancy dress is very much welcomed. However, it is important that costumes are in no way offensive.
What is a race pack?
Each runner will receive a race pack before the event if they have registered online. This will contain all relevant information regarding the race, as well as a race number.
How fit do you have to be to complete the course?
The Fun Run welcomes participants of all fitness levels. In previous years some participants have preferred to walk the whole course, particularly if they are accompanied by children. The Future Challengers race is ideal for more competitive children or club athletes.
What is chip timing?
The Fun Run and Future Challengers races including chip timing. A chip is embedded in your race number and will measure how long it takes you to complete the race. Results will be available online after the race.
Will entries be available on the day?
You must register online before our deadline date in order to receive a race pack in the post prior to the event. A limited number of entries will be available beyond that to pre-book online for collection on the day.
Future Challengers Awards
*Prizes are awarded in accordance to UK Athletics age categories.
- Under 11 Boys and Girls (School Years 5 & 6) – Competitions for U11’s shall be confined to competitors who are aged 9 or 10 on 31st August prior to the commencement of the Competition Year.
- Under 13 Boys and Girls (School Years 7 & 8) – Competitions for U13’s shall be confined to competitors who are aged 11 or 12 on 31st August prior to the commencement of the Competition Year.
- Under 15 Boys and Girls (School Years 9 & 10 – Competitions for U15’s shall be confined to competitors who are aged 13 or 14 on 31st August prior to the commencement of the Competition Year.
- Under 17 Boys and Girls (School Years 11 & 12) – Competitions for U17’s shall be confined to competitors who are aged 15 or 16 on 31st August prior to the commencement of the Competition Year.