Barnsley 10k - Sunday 30 June 2024

The Barnsley 10k sees the return of a flagship race in Barnsley town centre on fully closed roads.

The event is being delivered by the Sport and Physical Activity team at the council as a part of the #WhatsYourMove campaign.

The race promises to be truly a momentous occasion and with 1,000 places up for grabs, we're expecting these to sell out fast!

All finishers of the race will receive a commemorative event t-shirt to celebrate their achievement.

Find out more about the race and how to enter below.


About the race

The race will take place on Sunday 30 June 2024 and will start at 9am. The start line and finish line will be at The Glassworks in Barnsley town centre.

Race route

The route will pass through Barnsley town centre, Wilthorpe and Redbrook before looping back around at the Claycliffe road area. 

Take a look at the map below for more details.

Map showing the route of Barnsley 10k

Race time limit

The event will be closed to traffic from 8.30am to 11am and the event will start at 9am.

The time limit for the event will be two hours. Runners on the route beyond this time will be asked to move to our pavements safely. You'll still be allowed to finish and collect your post-race merchandise beyond this time. 

There'll be a vehicle following the event moving at a speed of 3mph. This will operate a rolling road closure. If the vehicle goes beyond you at any point you'll need to be mindful and move safely to the pavement.


Due to the level of demand, we've assessed the safety implications of adding more entries and are delighted to say a further 250 final places will go on sale at 7pm on Monday 4 March 2023. This will be the last chance to sign up.

You can take a look at our frequently asked questions before booking.

There'll be no entries on the day of the race.


Fancy helping and supporting our community to take on the Barnsley 10k?

You might be interested in volunteering at our sell-out event for 2024. Our initial allocation of places sold out in 48 hours. We're expecting the event to be one for the history books. You can tell everyone you made it happen.

Volunteering at the Barnsley 10k promises to be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. There's a variety of roles available such as:

  • event marshalling
  • registration on the morning of the event
  • registration the day before the event
  • water station
  • handing out finishers t-shirts and medals
  • participant information
  • kit drop support
  • course set-up and takedown
  • route marshal
  • photography
  • videography

If you're interested in volunteering at the Barnsley 10k, please fill out the online registration form.

You'll need to be available on Sunday 30 June between the hours of 7am to 12pm. There are also specific roles to support with number distribution on the 29 June if you're taking part in the event and still want to support your community.

Other information

Race numbers

Race number collection

We'll tell you how to collect your race number closer to the date of the event. There'll also be a chance to collect your race number early. For updates, keep an eye on our webpage and ensure you read all race entry emails we send to you.

Using your race number

  • Please affix your number to the front of your t-shirt, jacket or vest. This must be on your outermost layer of clothing and visible for everyone to see clearly.
  • Safety pins are recommended to affix your number to your race top.
  • To ensure accurate timing of the event for all involved we'll be using chip timing technology, please follow the instructions supplied with your chip correctly.

Sponsorship packages

We're offering a range of sponsorship packages to help your company or business to be a part of the day.

If you'd like more information about how you can get involved please email


Barnsley Hospice provides specialist palliative and end of life care for adults living with a progressive life-limiting illness, and the people close to them.

The hospice supports people from the point of diagnosis and throughout their palliative care journey including care and support for people at the end of their life.

The hospice is proud to deliver a wide range of services, helping people to live well, manage their symptoms and access expert support from their multidisciplinary team. Services include a 10-bedded inpatient unit, support and wellbeing service, counselling, and bereavement support and more.

As a charity, the hospice relies on the support of donations, grants, and legacies to raise £3.5 million towards running costs each year. This would not be possible without the support of the wonderful local community, who have supported the hospice for over 30 years.

The Barnsley 10k will be supporting the Barnsley Hospice as the official charity partner. 50 free places will be up for grabs directly through Barnsley Hospice with participants asked to raise a minimum of £100 for the charity.

In return, you will receive training support, a Barnsley Hospice kit and a whole team behind you along the way! For further information on how you can support Barnsley Hospice by taking part, please contact

New Barnsley Hospice Logo

Road closures

Road closures on the day of the event will be managed by Rapid Response Telecoms. These will be done to minimise impact. We'll be operating a rolling road closure throughout the event giving access as and when needed for blue light services.

The roads we'll be utilising throughout the event are as follows.

Going out of the town centre:

  • Glass Works Square
  • May Day Green
  • Queen Street
  • Peel Square
  • Wellington Street
  • New Street
  • West Way
  • Town End Roundabout
  • Shambles Street
  • Church Street
  • Huddersfield Road
  • Wilthorpe Road
  • Barugh Green Road
  • Claycliffe Road
  • Whaley Road

On return to the town centre:

  • Whaley Road
  • Barugh Green Road
  • Wilthorpe Road
  • Huddersfield Road
  • Church Street
  • Market Hill
  • Eldon Street
  • Peel Square
  • Pitt Street
  • Blucher Street
  • Lower Castlereagh Street
  • Wellington Street
  • New Street
  • Cheapside
  • May Day Green
  • Glass Works Square

For more information take a look at our detailed Traffic Management Plan. This includes measures put in place such as traffic lights and warning signs. 

Rolling road closure

The rolling road closure will operate as follows:

  • All traffic management in place at 8.30am
  • Race start for 9am
  • 9.15am to 9.20am Peel Street will be reopened to allow access to shops and frontages.
  • 9.15am to 9.20am the Town End Roundabout will be fully reopened including normal access to West Way
  • 10.30am closures on the roundabout of Whaley Road moved back to the bottom of Redbrook Road.
  • Two traffic management vans to follow last runner collecting road closure signage from side roads along Wilthorpe road.
  • 11am the last runner enters town centre and all other closures are to be lifted except access to town centre to allow for safe finish of remaining runners.
  • 11.30am Traffic Management to clear site taking clear photos of all junctions including all advanced warning signs.
  • Residents and businesses who surround these roads and will typically utilise these roads during the hours of 8.30am to 11am on a Sunday morning will be informed. The utmost will be done to ensure that we minimise disruption throughout the event.

Getting to the race 

On foot 

This is the best way to access the event. You could use it as a long warm-up and cool down before and after the race. Road closures will commence from 8.30am to 11am on the day of the race. However, access will not be restricted to the town centre for people on foot.


If you arrive by bike we have bike parking available in our Active Travel HUB in Barnsley Interchange.


Bus services will be operating a normal Sunday service. However, if the bus does usually access the town centre between 8.30am and 11am you should expect diversions to be in place. Take a look at the Travel South Yorkshire website for more information.


Road closures are scheduled to commence at 8.30am and will reopen fully around 11am on the day of the race. Diversions will be in place around the event around West Way, Shambles Street and Huddersfield Road. 

Find out about car parks in Barnsley.