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ABP Barry Island 10k Postponed


Run 4 Wales has announced that this years ABP Barry Island 10k has been postponed, after closely following government guidance.

In a message on its website on Monday, organisers said "We have been closely monitoring the situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and the guidance issued by the Government, whilst making arrangements to ensure a safe race day experience should the ban on major public events be lifted ahead of Sunday 2 August."

"It is now clear that although restrictions on movement and social distancing measures may be relaxed ahead of the event – it will not be possible to stage the event this summer."

"Doing so as planned will risk the spread of the virus and place unnecessary additional strain on emergency services and the providers of medical support required to safely stage an event of this kind."

"We know that many of you will have been training hard, or looking forward to attending a mass participation event after a period of lockdown, but your health and that of our spectators, volunteers, event staff and the wider public is our main priority at this time."


Runners registered for this years Barry Island 10k now have four options.

  • A free deferral to the re-scheduled event on Sunday 1 August 2021. Your entry will be transferred automatically so you do not need to re-register. We will keep you updated with details on the re-scheduled event as the date draws closer.
  • A free transfer to the 2021 Healthspan Porthcawl 10K, taking place on Sunday 4 July 2021, for those unable to attend the re-scheduled Barry event on 1 August 2021. The transfer function will open on 1 July and you’ll be emailed instructions.
  • A free transfer to the 2020 ABP Newport Wales 10K, takingplace on Sunday 25 October 2020 for those keen to run a 10K race closer to the original event date. The race forms part of the ABP Newport Wales Marathon weekend. The transfer function will open on 1 July and you’ll be emailed instructions
  • The opportunity to transfer your space to another runner and receive a full refund. The usual £5.80 transfer fee will be waived. Please note that for insurance and medical purposes, all transfers must be conducted through the official online transfer service.

In addition, the Healthspan Porthcawl 10k scheduled to take place on Sunday 5 July 2020 has also been postponed.

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