Barry Island Dark Run

Glow up and experience some of the most iconic features Barry Island in the dark!

This epic 2.5k seaside fun run passes the multicoloured beach huts where a spooky surprise will be waiting for you.

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Dark Run Ty Hafan Event

Date of event



Barry Island

No Minimum Sponsorship


Registration fee

Adult Ticket – £10
Child Ticket – £5

This Dark Run route starts as you go under the Eastern and Western shelters which will be lit up specially for this event, and you can expect music and entertainment along the way.

You’ll then make your way up to the Barry Clifftop before looping back around past the RNLI yellow boot and Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf.

A little about the event

Run or walk, the choice is yours. Fancy dress is optional but strongly encouraged – think bright neon colours and Halloween dress up! – and we’ll be giving a prize for the best costume.

Registration opens at 17:45 and the event starts at 18:30. There isn’t a time limit for completing the route.

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Dark Run Ty Hafan Event

There is no minimum sponsorship and The Principality Buidling Society will match fund anything you fundraise!

What you get on the day:

Entry into the ticketed event

A fully marshalled route

A large glowstick

Water kindly donated by Princes Gate

A goody bag at the finish line

A medal

Fundraising support

Access to the Dark Runs Facebook group

Cyfartha castle ty hafan

What you need to know

Every child must be accompanied by a participating adult

Each adult can accompany a maximum of three children

Everyone must bring a headtorch (these will not be provided)

Pay and display parking for this event is at Nells Point, Barry Island

Pushchairs are allowed

This is a dog-friendly event, with one dog allowed per participant

Your dog must be kept at your side on a short, handheld, non-extendable lead

It is not permitted to participate with a pushchair and a dog at the same time

The event is 90% wheelchair accessible until you reach the clifftop where the route veers off the path onto the grass for 50 yards

Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are available

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If you have a question about our event, please contact our events team at They’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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