THE ABP Barry Island 10K has been postponed until 2022.

It was due to take place on Sunday, August 1 but due to the ongoing pandemic, organisers Run 4 Wales have announced the postponement along with their Healthspan Porthcawl 10K.

The Barry Island 10K will now take place on Sunday, August 7, 2022.

They have been working closely with the Welsh Government and relevant local authorities in line with the timeline of the relaxing of restrictions and allowing for events to return in Wales but due to the lack of current plans to relax the two-metre social distancing rule it will provide a significant operational challenge for mass participation and the organisers.


Run 4 Wales chief executive Matt Newman said: “The health and safety of race participants, their supporters, event volunteers and the Run 4 Wales staff is at the forefront of our decision making. Equally important is the overall event experience for runners and with continuing restrictions on gatherings, as well as on the general public’s access to our event venues, the consensus is that the overall event experience of our summer 10Ks will be compromised beyond an acceptable level.

“Following a prolonged period with no events, a busy calendar of rescheduled events is pencilled in for the autumn of 2021. In conjunction with the respective local authorities, we have therefore taken the sensible decision to postpone out summer 10K races to 2022. Rescheduling the Porthcawl and Barry Island events into 2022 will ensure a quality event experience at locations which are most attractive and accessible in the summer months.”

Everyone with a place for this year’s races will be able to use it in the rescheduled dates with the spaces automatically transferred. Everyone already registered has been emailed with more information.

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