Summer is on its way – which can mean just one thing! The Barry Island 10K returns on Sunday 4th August after a resounding success on the island in 2018. Thousands flocked to our Whitmore Bay start line last summer and with thousands already signed up for 2019, preparations have started to ramp up as we get excited for August. Here’s what you’ve got to look forward to when you sign up!

A stunning start/finish line experience 

Let the photo do the talking! Thousands and thousands of both experienced and first-time 10K runners get ready to take on a brand-new course in 2018. Sun, sea and sand providing the backdrop for a truly spectacular start line.

An uplifting Barry Island atmosphere

The day is all about enjoying yourself – and for the spectators to enjoy watching you taking on an inspiring challenge. Expect loud crowds, friendly cheers and plenty of smiles.

Iconic Welsh spots

There’s plenty to see on your Barry Island 10K journey, starting with panoramic views over Whitmore Bay at the start, to taking in Romilly Park at 5K and views over the Cold Knap coastline between 6 and 7K.

Enthusiastic volunteers

You can’t miss them – and they’re loud, too! Volunteers help to make the day go smoothly, handing out your halfway water, medals and t-shirts as well as cheerful shouting at the top of their voices. Give them a wave!

Live bands and entertainment

It’s just what you need when you’re legs are starting to ache and motivation begin to wear. Our on-course entertainment creates a much-needed buzz for all runners and spectators in the area, making the final stretch that much easier.

Family Fun on the promenade

There’s more to race day than the 10K. Once again, we’re inviting families, children and young aspiring athletes to get involved in the fun with our Family Fun Runs, taking place after the 10K event. Soak up the atmosphere with a scenic run past the iconic beach huts on the Whitmore Bay promenade.

Medals to mark the occasion

The important bit – the Barry Island bling. We can’t let you run 10K without winning a medal for your achievement, marking all that time and effort spent fundraising, training and working hard to be race day ready!

A t-shirt to make memories last long in the memory

Wear it with pride, you’ve earned it after all! A newly designed Barry Island 10K finishers t-shirt will be waiting for you once you cross the finish line. We expect to see a lot of them on the beach post-race!

Not secured your Barry Island 10K place yet? Don’t leave it too long as entries for the race are selling faster than last year. Register today: