THE TOWN council is ho-ho-holding a 2K Santa fun run soon.

Barry Island is a change of scenery to the North Pole, but that won’t stop hundreds of people – donning Santa costumes – from running (or walking) the two-kilometre route on Sunday, December 5.

All adults are given a Santa suit, and little elves are encouraged to dress up for the fancy-dress competition on the big day.

Plus, everyone who takes part in the family friendly event will get a goody bag and a medal.

Registration for this popular event – first held in 2016 – closes at 4.30pm on November 26 – or if tickets run out.

The schedule for the 2K fun run, which starts outside Marco’s Café on the Promenade on December 5, is as follows:

  • 10am Santa Suit collection point opens and entertainment starts
  • 10.30am fancy dress competition judging
  • 10.50am Santa warm-up
  • 11am Family Santa fun run starts

This annual event raises money for charity through sponsorship. For 2021 it will support Barry Town Mayor Cllr Steffan Wiliam’s chosen charities: Vale Food Bank and Barry RNLI.


Registration closes at 4.30pm on November 26 – or if tickets run out – so don’t leave it too late if you’re hoping to take part.

The fun run is free for children under 16 (but registration is still needed) and £6 for adults, with an option for groups to take part.

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