Barnsley 10K

  • Date/Time: Sunday 30 June 2024 at 9 am
  • Location: Starts and ends at The Glass Works in Barnsley town centre

The Barnsley 10K is happening this June, and you could be one of 1,000 runners taking part in this momentous race around Barnsley!

Taking place on Sunday 30 June 2024, the race will start and finish at The Glass Works in the town centre. The event is being organised by the Sport and Physical Activity team (Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council) as part of the #WhatsYourMove campaign, and we are delighted to have been chosen as the official charitable partner!

Event Details

The race route will pass through Barnsley town centre, Wilthorpe and Redbrook before looping back around at the Claycliffe Road area. See the map below for more details.

All finishers of the Barnsley 10k will receive a commemorative t-shirt to celebrate your achievement.

There will be prizes available for the following categories:

  • First three male finishers and first three female finishers
  • First male and female in following categories: V35, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65, V70+
  • First club male team and first club female team (first three to cross the line)

The event will be closed to traffic from 8.30 am to 11 am and the race will start at 9 am. The time limit for the event will be two hours. Runners still on route after this time will be asked to move on to pavements for safety. You can still finish and collect your post-race merchandise beyond this time.



  • Distance: 10 Kilometres
  • Type: Road
  • Profile: Undulating
  • Laps: 1
  • Entry limit: 1000
  • Race licence: Applied for
  • Suitable for wheelchairs


  • Water stations
  • Distance markers
  • Toilets
  • No changing facilities
  • No showers
  • No baggage store

How do I run for Barnsley Hospice?

As the event’s official charitable partner, we have been donated 50 free places for those who want to run in support of Barnsley Hospice. If you are successful in grabbing one of the 50 charity places, you are committing to raising a minimum of £100 sponsorship for the hospice.

These places are limited and we expect them to fill up fast, so we recommend signing up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. This also maximises your time for training and collecting as much sponsorship for the hospice as possible!

If you miss out on one of the free charity places, you can still take part in the 10K in support of Barnsley Hospice by registering for a paid entry through Barnsley Council.

To register for a free entry space in support of Barnsley Hospice, please fill out the form below (entries open at 5 pm on Friday 23 February) with your details. Please note, by registering for a free entry you are committing to raising a minimum of £100 of sponsorship for Barnsley Hospice.

Entries for the free charity places AND paid entries are open until 7 pm on 16 June or when all entries have been filled. There’ll be no entries available on the day of the race.

For more information about the event and full FAQs, please visit the Barnsley 10k webpage:

Important information – please read

By signing up for one of the free charity places, you are agreeing to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100. Any recipient of a free charity entry who does not fundraise for Barnsley Hospice must pay the full entry fee to the event organiser.

Those under the age of 18 wishing to take part are required to have permission to participate from someone over the age of 18. The minimum age to participate is 15 years old on the event day. If you are aged 15-17, please confirm your permission from someone over the age of 18 by emailing, otherwise, you will risk your entry being null and void.

Places may be transferred to another runner up until Sunday 9 June 2024. To do this, please contact the Barnsley Hospice Fundraising team at

By completing the form below and signing up for one of the free charity places, you are consenting to your data being shared securely with the event organisers, Barnsley Council, who will use it to manage your entry via the platform RaceBest (click here for privacy policy and full t’s and c’s) and provide you with important information about the event via email.

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