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31st July 2018

Barry Island 10k - Event information and road closures

BY: Nathan Spackman

The inaugural Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10k is set to take place on Sunday 4th August, taking 1000's of runners on a route around Barry Island, The Knap, Romilly Park, Park Crescent and Barry Waterfront.

We've put together a handy guide including the route, event information and road closures.

The Route:

The 10k Route is sold out and set to begin at approximately 10am on Barry Island.

The route starts and finishes on Friars Road on Barry Island, and takes in Paget Road, the Waterfront link road, Fford y Mileniwm, Subway Road, Broad Street, Park Avenue, Romilly Park Road, Bron Y Mor, the Promenade via Beachway and Lakeside/The Parade.


Barry Island 10k Route. Credit: Barry Island 10k.

Family Fun Run:

You don't have to be an experience runner to get involved in the Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K.

The race is part of the Admiral Barry Island Weekenders Sports Weekend, which runes on the 4th & 5th August.

There’ll be a host of sporting activities across the prom with demos and taster sessions from local sports clubs and organisations between midday and 5pm.

There will be three one mile family runs at 12:30, 13:15 and 13:45, with a toddler dash at 13:00.

Interested parties can register via www.barryisland10k.co.uk/fun-for-the-family/

Road Closures:

To facilitate a safe route for participants, there will be road closures along the route. Closures will begin from as early as 9:30am and run till as late as 12:15pm.

Those not taking part are encourage you to turn out on the day to join the thousands of spectators who will be cheering on the runners along the route.

Travel and Parking:

By Car:

Runners and spectators are advised to allow plenty of time to travel and park.

Due to road closures in the area to facilitate the event, Run 4 Wales is advising we that all 10K runners arrive at the Event Village before 09:00am – especially if traveling by car.


A number of official car parks will be in operation for the Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K, with park and walk or park and ride options available.

You will need to arrive to the car park of your choice by 08:30 am to avoid road closures.

All are priced at £6 and machines do not give change and only take coins so please ensure you have the correct monies.

Park and Ride:


Park & Ride car parks will be operated by the Cardiff Transport Preservation Group who will be offering free rides between car parks and the event village on vintage buses. The group is a charity and will welcome donations on the day – to help keep their fantastic preservation work going.

Park and ride buses will drop participants off at the Harbour Road Overflow car park, a short walk from the Event Village. The first buses will leave car parks from 08:15 am and return to collect more runners every 15 minutes.

Return buses will leave approximately every 20 minutes from Harbour Road Overflow car park (where you are dropped) between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm but car parks will remain open all day.

There is no provision for disabled passengers on the vintage park & ride buses (from the Docks Office, The Memo and Barry Train Station) but there are plenty of disabled parking bays in Harbour Road car park, close to the start/finish/event village.

By Train:

The race start is a two-minute walk away from the Barry Island train station.

By Bike:

A bike park will be available at the event at Nell’s Point Car Park. Please note, bikes are left at the owner’s own risk.

Number Car Park Type Postcode Phone & Pay Reference Number
1 Nell’s Point Park & Walk CF62 5AH 3748 (Cars) 3749 (Coaches)
2 Harbour Road Park & Walk CF62 5TQ 3740 (Cars) 3744 (Coaches)
3 Harbour Road Overflow Park & Walk CF62 5RA 3740 (Cars) 3744 (Coaches)
4 Maslin Park Park & Walk CF62 5TZ Pre-book only. Click here to book.
5 The Goods Shed Park & Train Details coming soon
6 Broad Street (Train Station) Park & Ride CF62 7BD Ticket Machine Only
7 Docks Office Park & Ride CF63 4RT  Ticket Machine Only
8 Docks (Train Station) Park & Ride CF63 4RT  Ticket Machine Only
9 The Memo Park & Ride CF62 8NA  Ticket Machine Only


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