Summer is here, and the inaugural ABP Barry Island 10K is just around the corner!
We’re looking forward to welcoming thousands of runners to Barry Island for our 10K race, Family Fun Runs and Toddler Dash on Sunday 4th August, and hope you’re as excited as we are.
Below, you’ll find all the important information you’ll need before the big day. Whether it’s your first 10K or your fortieth, we encourage you to read all of the instructions carefully to ensure you’re ready to run. DOWNLOAD OUR DIGITAL RACE DAY GUIDE HERE!
There’s plenty to look forward to as we look forward to our second year.
TIME & LOCATION
Time & Location: Sunday 4th August, 10am – 2 pm, Friars Road, Barry Island.
10K Start: The 10K race will begin at 10:00 am. 10K runners will need to arrive at the event before 9:00 am to avoid road closures. Travel and parking advice can be found below.
Family Fun Run Start: Due to popular demand, there will be two Family Fun Run races at 12:20 and 13:00. Your race number will dictate which race you have signed up to. On the day entrants will be allocated into the next available start time.
Toddler Dash Start: The 50m Toddler Dash will take place at 12:40pm. Please note, this time is different to the time advertised in the race day guide.
The 10K route takes in all of the area’s most scenic seaside spots. A full map of the route can be seen here.
The Family Races will take place along the Promenade.
TRAVEL & PARKING
Due to road closures in the area to facilitate the event, we advise that all 10K runners arrive at the Event Village before 09:00 am – especially if traveling by car.
Please click HERE and read our travel advice carefully before planning how you will get to the event – you’ll find a list of dedicated car parks and advice for getting to us via car, bike or public transport.
10K RACE NUMBER & START
You should receive a race pack by Friday 2nd August at the latest. If you don’t please click here to contact us so we can organise a replacement for collection on the morning of the event.
In your 10K race pack, you will find a running bib with your unique race number, a timing chip and baggage label. Pin this securely to the front of your t-shirt on the day and please remember to complete the medical information on the back – this is very important.
On the morning of the race, you will need to assemble in the start pen that corresponds with the background colour of your bib (white, green or yellow). Pens will open at 09:45 am and be indicated with coloured flags.
Bag storage is situated in the Event Village on Promenade Gardens (close to the Start/Finish Area) and will be clearly signposted. It will be open from 8:45 am. Your 10K race number includes a tear-off baggage label strip along the bottom – please attach this to your bag before you arrive. Random searches will be in operation.
There will be a Brecon Carreg water station located at the 5K point in Romilly Park and at the finish line.
Water fountains will be available for runners and spectators to refill their bottles. These will be situated under the Western and Eastern Shelters on the promenade and also in Romilly Park.
DOWNLOAD THE RUN 4 WALES APP
The Run 4 Wales App lets you track 10K participants on the day, view live results and more. The app is available to download on Apple or Google. Your name may not appear in the app until the morning of the event, when final data is loaded so don’t panic if you can’t see yourself!
FINISH LINE ITEMS
Water (all races), medals (10K and family fun run), t-shirts (10K only), car stickers (10K only) and commemorative stickers (family races) will be distributed at the finish line of your race.
A big team of #ExtraMilers will be giving up their own time on race day to ensure you have an unforgettable day. If you know someone who wants to get involved in the day without running, ask them to contact us here.
Our Event Information Hub will open at 08:00 am on race day. It will be situated in our Event Village, 50m from the start line in the Barry Island Gardens (on the seafront by Friars Road).
Head here if you have any queries on the day or if you need to collect or purchase a Family Race number. If you’ve lost your race number, please come here as well.
Our Event Village is perfect for chilling out post-race, or a day out with your family!
There’ll be live music and entertainment, a photo wall for post-race selfies, deckchairs, a tasty selection of street food and a number of retailers and exhibitors, including:
- Brecon Carreg – come and check out their Save The Mermaid activity and learn more about the fight against plastic.
- Healthspan – Will you beat Iwan Thomas? Come claim your prize and learn more about Run 4 Wales’ official vitamin and supplements partner.
- Ty Hafan – come learn more about the great work of our charity partner Ty Hafan.
- MORE TO BE REVEALED SOON!
Run 4 Wales and Brecon Carreg are committed to the sustainability of the event and minimising the impact it has on the environment – but we need your help!
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS A RUNNER
Consider sustainable travel
Why not walk, cycle, take public transport or consider lift sharing to the event?
Take your litter home
Please help us leave the beautiful Barry Island in the same state we found it!
Take care at drink stations
Recycling bins are located some distance after the on-course water station. If you can, please aim your discarded bottle for the bins!
Recycle your water bottles at the finish line
Recycling bins will be located close to the finish line. Look out for our Environmental Champions who will be on hand to help direct you to your nearest!
Plastic bottles are 100% recyclable, but only if they are not contaminated with any other waste such as banana skins or food waste. Take care when recycling them!
REFILL YOUR WATER BOTTLE WITH REFILL
Keep hydrated and save plastic pollution with Refill. You’ll be able to refill your water bottles at a number of stations throughout Barry. See the stations below:
Zio’s Gelateria: Barry Island Unit 5& 6
Cadwaladers Barry Island: 11 Paget Road
Coastal Coffee: 2 Paget Road
The Beach Hut & Barrybados: 1a Paget Road
Royal Cafe: 1 Paget Road
Promenade Bar: The Promenade
RNLI Visitor Centre: Paget Road
Coffee Cove: Unit 1 Friars Road
Whitmore & Jackson: 10 & 11 Friars Road
Eastern Promenade Water Fountain
Asda: Ffordd Mileniwm
Academy Espresso Bar: The Pumphouse
Premier Inn: Wales Triangle Site
The Sir Samual Romilly: Romilly Buildings
Romilly Park Water Fountain
Morrisons Barry: Penny Way
Greggs: 58 Holton Road
Awesome Wales: 74 Holton Road
Key West Cafe: 80 Holton Road
Costa Coffee: 88-99 Holton Road
Greggs: 133 Holton Road
Hoffi Coffi: 239 Holton Road
Hair By Jenny: 42 Barry Road
Tesco Express: Barry Main Street
Bliss Hair Design: 5 Church Road
Victoria Park Water Fountain x2