Central Promenade, Cleethorpes

10:00 AM

Race overview


The first ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon will take place in the seaside resort of Cleethorpes on Sunday 3rd September 2017. This race has everything you could ever wish for in a half marathon

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Fabulous coastal and country views

Flat closed roads

Promenade start/finish

Only £18 UKA, £20 none club members

Technical tee shirt, bespoke medal and ice cream!




Latest news

August 20, 2017

2 Weeks to go!

Dear Runner

With 2 weeks to go to race day, we just want to update you on race plans. Still loads of work for us to do, but so far everything is where we need it to be. We even managed a run this morning, it wasn’t pretty, but we loved it!

Race Numbers

These are out in the post and will be with you very soon. If it does not arrive after your post has been on Friday 25 August then you need to e mail us . Before you do please make sure you haven’t moved house without letting us know!

You all know the rules, do not under any circumstances give your running number to someone else just to save a few quid.

Race Day Travel

We expect Cleethorpes to be very busy on the morning of the race. Please arrive really early and grab yourself a drink from one of the many seaside cafes that will open up early for you. Details of the car parks are on the WEB SITE . It would be good if you can lift share too.

Start Line

The start and finish are on the promenade a short distance away from The Pier. You need to be on the start line no later than 9.45 am. It is important that you position yourself in the start area in a place which reflects your ability. You are chip timed, so no need to slow runners down behind you.


This is our top priority and needs to be yours too.

The roads and footpaths are closed for the duration of the race. However, you need to be aware of your surroundings at all times, as motorists or pedestrians may try and gain access to the course, despite our best efforts.

St. Hugh’s Hospital Fun Run

Thanks to the support from St. Hugh’s Hospital, we have opened entries to the fabulous sea front fun run. Just over a mile in length this starts and finishes in the same place as the half marathon, taking in a lovely section along the beach! Medal and sweets for all finishers.

Fun Run entry >>> ENTRY…/st-hughs-hospital-humber-coastal-…/

Thank you

Nicola and Neil

Race Directors

August 8, 2017

Race Update


Dear Runner

Many thanks entering the first ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon. We thought you would like an update with race plans, now we are just under 4 weeks to go!
The Course
This has been designed to meet several points

  • Showcase the best Cleethorpes has to offer
  • Promenade start/finish
  • Views of the River Humber and out to sea as ABP Humber are the headline sponsor
  • Minimise impact on the resort on a busy weekend
  • Multi-terrain to show our lovely trails and countryside
  • Ice cream on hand at the finish!!


We are still in need of a number of volunteers to make the race happen. We look after all our volunteers and they will receive a race crew tee shirt, goody bag and bacon buttie at the briefing. Please do your best to ask family/friends to help out and make it a fab day. Please e mail
St. Hugh’s Hospital Fun Run
Thanks to the support from St. Hugh’s Hospital, we have opened entries to the fabulous sea front fun run. Just over a mile in length this starts and finishes in the same place as the half marathon. Medal and sweets for all finishers.
Run entry >>> ENTRY
Everything else is very much in place, it will be a great day out at the seaside for you!


Thank you

Nicola and Neil

Race Directors

July 15, 2017

Transfer of places is allowed until 10am on 25th July. All explained here >>> Transfer to another runner

June 14, 2017

Comprehensive marshal documents and a community Impact plan have been carefully written. This will help us making it a safe and enjoyable race for you and at the same time minimising unexpected disruption to the local community.abp-immingham-04102016-05

April 14, 2017

Message sent out to all race entrants….

Dear Runner

Many thanks for putting your trust in us and entering the first ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon.

On behalf of ABP Humber, Tape2Tape and North East Lincolnshire Council we are delighted to announce that the race is now officially full. We could never have imagined that 1500 runners would sign up for the inaugural race.

With just under 5 months to go we will make sue that you have a fabulous safe and enjoyable race day experience.

Plans are underway to add a family fun run to the day. We will announce details asap.

Please keep up to date by following us on our social media accounts.

With a race of this magnitude we need many volunteers to make it happen. If you know of anyone who may wish to help out, please ask them to sign up HERE


Thank you


Nicola and Neil

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April 11, 2017

Amazing aerial footage of the course. Look at the views! Thanks to Chris at Pegasus Drone Media for all his time and effort in producing this work. VIEW FOOTAGE

April 8, 2017

A small number of extra places will be released at 8am on Saturday 8th April. ENTER HERE

April 4, 2017

As race organisers we have been overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm for the inaugural ABP Humber Coastal half marathon. To have 1000 runners signed up after just over 48 hours is something we could never have imagined.

Our ethos with all of our races is to provide our runners with a ‘safe and enjoyable race day experience.’  This is something we will never compromise.

We have been inundated with requests from runners wanting to take part in the race who unfortunately missed out in obtaining a place. With this in mind and our ethos we will review the entire race plans to assess if we can release a further batch of places and make a decision asap.

In the meantime you can sign up to the waiting list and be personally informed if we release further places WAITING LIST

Thank you

Nicola and NeilIMG_5774

April 2, 2017

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March 30, 2017

Entries for this fabulous race will open up at 7am on Sunday 2nd April.

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Race entry


ABP - humber coastal half marathon logoIncredible great value prices

Affiliated £18

Non-Afilliated £20

Prices include vat and process fees

Race held under UKA rulings.

Entries to date >>>>RACE ENTRIES






The race has a 3 hours and 15 minutes minute cut off time. This is necessary due to road closures and local community impact being kept to a minimum.

The ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon is an inclusive event and encourages entries from all runners, irrespective of their ability or disability.      blackicon

We encourage anyone who has any concerns about the course and whether or not it is suitable for their individual circumstances to contact Nicola by e mail or telephone 07919603800

The course itself is flat, however there is a section of road on a grassed trail, as well as a short sharp hill with a kerb to negotiate. You are however encouraged to contact or telephone 07919603800 to discuss your individual circumstances so we can jointly decide on the suitability of the course for you. We will however endeavor to make reasonable adjustments wherever possible.

Any visually impaired athlete is encouraged to run with a guide, who has a hi-viz tabard on denoting their role. Entry into the race is free for a guide, please contact or telephone 07919603800 to discuss arrangements. guided-runner

lckzabbcaThere is parking in Cleethorpes which can be used by athletes/spectators with disabilities. Please contact or telephone 07919603800 if you have any concerns.

There is plenty of public transport accessing Cleethorpes Town centre(buses, trains and taxis), only a short distance away from the race start.

If you have any queries or suggestions on how to improve our inclusivity then contact or telephone 07919603800


Race course

ABP - humber coastal half marathon logoThe race starts and finishes on Central Promenade in Cleethorpes with fabulous coastal views along The Humber and out to sea.

The first 2 miles are based entirely along the coast, where runners can see for miles around.

A quick trip through Thorpe Park holiday Park will then see runners enter South Sea Lane and head out to the A1031, which will have a full road closure in place for your safety.

The race then turns left towards Tetney Lock, along very quiet country lanes and onto a lovely trail heading back towards the holiday parks.

A return route along the sea front and onto the promenade where thousands of spectators will cheer you underneath the finish arch.

View the route here>>>>> RACE ROUTE

Fabulous drone footage

Click here >>> Pegasus Drone Media

Click here >>> SKY FPV


Road closures

Road Closure & Traffic Management Information during the 2017 ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon

As race organisers our number one priority is safety. We have a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order in place for the race. This is legally binding and prevents traffic from entering the race route and some surrounding streets before and during the race.

We acknowledge that this may cause some disruption to some people, but respectfully ask you to plan ahead, making minor adjustments to your normal routine. You will see lots of people in hi viz jackets at all road junctions. These are volunteers who are giving up their time to make the event safe and enjoyable for all. We ask that you are kind and respectful of these super volunteers.

Cleethorpes Promenade

This will be closed from The Pier to Brighton Slipway to all traffic from 7am. We expect it to be fully re-opened around 2.30pm. Local businesses who have parking permits will be allowed to park near to the beach safety offices.

Coastal Footpath

The area from Cleethorpes Leisure Centre to Thorp Park is affected. This will be closed to all pedestrians and cyclists from 8am until around 1.30pm

Haven Holiday Site

The main road through the site will be closed for around 45 minutes from 9.50 am. It will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.

There will be a controlled crossing point in place opposite the walkers car park/Fitties from around 1040am until around 1pm

Car Park on holiday park/near coastal path

This will be closed from 7am onwards until around 1pm

South Sea Lane

This will be closed from 9.30 am until around 11am

A1031 from South Sea Lane to Teteny Cross Roads

This will be closed from 9.30 am until 1130 am. A clearly signed diversionary route will be in place for traffic travelling through Tetney.

Teteny Lock

The road from Tetney Cross Roads to Philips 66 will be closed from 9.30 am until around 12 noon. Diversionary route in place.

You will see lots of these signs around Grimsby, indicating times that roads will be closed. This is the absolute worst case scenario and roads will be opened up on a rolling basis as soon as it is safe to do so. Rest assured, we will open sections of road up asap.


We will be going to significant lengths to advertise the road closures

  •  letters delivered to residents and businesses on the route
  • Local media awareness
  • Social media posts
  • Advanced signage on the route 2 weeks before race day
  • Signed diversionary routes
  • Consultation with all emergency services
  • Correspondence with Parish Councils
  • Bus and taxi companies aware
  • Haven holiday park meetings
  • Fitties community groups contacted


Wherever possible please use one of the many car parks in Cleethorpes.

Please note, the Promenade will be closed from The Pier down to Brighton Slipway.

Please click on the following two documents for full details of car parks in Cleethorpes.






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Cash prizes for first, second and third placed male and female:  first £250, second £150 and third: £100.

Running Club challenge:  first four male and first four female runners to count.

Under 20’S Trophy for first male and female in this age category.

Veterans prizes: trophy for first male and female runner in the following age categories: male 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 and female 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70.


  • What do I need to do if I can no longer take part in the race?

    When you entered the race you signed up to the terms and conditions, which state that you are not eligible to a refund or entry deferral to next year. However, unlike some other races we offer a free runner transfer service, up to 10am on 25th July. The guidance on how to transfer from the on-line entry company is here >>>>  Transfer to another runner

  • Can I wear earphones during the race?

    The organisers do not advocate the use of personal headphones during the race. We are bound by the rules of England athletics who state that only bone conducting earphones may be used in a race where the roads are not closed to traffic >>>READ FULL ARTICLE If you do choose to run with headphones on you do so entirely at your own risk as it will significantly reduce your ability to listen to safety instructions.

  • When will I receive my running number and timing chip?

    These will be posted out and be  with you around 10 days before the race

  • How do I change my club name, address or any other details? provide details to . This must be done prior to 10am on 25th July.

  • Where can I view the entry list?

    Click >>> ENTRY LIST


ABP_Humber_Immingham_0072We are delighted to have ABP Humber as the headline sponsor for the half marathon. Without their very generous support the race quite frankly would not happen. Their financial support allows the entry fees to be kept at an amazing £18/£20.








PrintNorth East Lincolnshire Council have again provided outstanding support for the event, actively bringing key people together to make the race happen.



Terms and conditions

Minimum age for entry is 17

Refunds of entry fee will not be considered under any circumstances.

Entries received prior to 25th July will have the runners first name on their runner number.

You can change runner details up to 10am on 25th July

The organisers will not be responsible for the loss, theft or damage of your personal belongings, other than caused as a result of our negligence.

This is a challenging event. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the required fitness to complete the race.

It is your personal responsibility to ensure that you arrive in good health ready to complete the race. You are advised to note the advice at

There will be event medical cover in place at the race. If you need any assistance, please notify a marshal/official and they will make contact with the medics.

If a runner with disabilities wishes to enter, please make contact with the organisers to discuss the feasibility of safely participating in the race. We will arrange a site visit with you so that you can undertake a suitable assessment of risk.

Please listen to and respond to the advice given by race officials and marshals. They are there to ensure that you and the general public are safe.

The organisers do not advocate the use of personal headphones during the race.

Ear phones are not permitted as some sections of the course may have traffic on it.

You enter this race entirely at your own risk. The organisers will not be liable for any injury to you, no matter how it was caused.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you arrive in good time for the start of the race.

Please ensure that you start the race in a good state of hydration.

Please respect the town and dispose of your bottles and other rubbish in a sensible manner.

In the event that adverse weather or any other prevailing circumstances mean that the race is to be cancelled, details will be recorded on this website and on the event Facebook page. A message will also be left on the event mobile phone. No refunds will be given, however we will make arrangements so you can collect your race souvenirs. The organisers are not liable in any way for any expenditure you may have incurred.

Please ensure that you note any medical conditions on the rear of your running number. If you have any prevailing medical condition that you wish to make the organisers aware of then please notify by e mail.

Results will be posted on the event website as soon as possible after the race has finished.

Do not run using any other runners number.

This is a running event and you should be capable of completing the course within 3 hours. If in the opinion of the race directors or their representative, a runner is competing at such a pace that they will be outside of this time limit and prevent roads from re-opening on time, then they will be asked to leave the race and be offered a lift in the sweeper vehicle back to race HQ.

By entering the race you give your permission for any photographs/video recordings to be used on the event website.

Anyone who is proven to have cheated in the race or breached UK Athletics rules will be disqualified from the race at the discretion of the race director and referee. Anyone who has won prize money and is subsequently found to have cheated or in breach of UKA rules will be required to return all monies in full within seven days of request.

Please only park in the designated parking areas.

Runners must not be accompanied by anyone on a pedal cycle.

All dogs are banned from the race. Anyone wishing to run with a guide dog must contact the organisers in advance of race day.

All prams, pushchairs and buggies are banned from the race.

The medal and t-shirt are for people who have completed the race.

In the event that you are prize winner it is your responsibility to either collect it yourself at presentation or ask someone to do so on your behalf. The organisers will not take responsibility for posting out prizes after race day.

Any found property handed to Tape2Tape will be kept for two weeks after the race then it will be disposed of. Any postage charges will be the responsibility of the loser should a request be made to post lost items.

It is your responsibility to check that any food you purchase at the event is suitable for your needs and does not contain any ingredients that you are unable to consume as a result of a medical condition.

Privacy notice – Tape2Tape will process your personal information for the purpose of organising and administrating the  race and in accordance with the Data Protection Act. This will include contacting you with updates in regard to the race. We will not process your personal information for any other purpose or disclose it to any other third parties without your consent.

It will not be possible to answer any form of communication after 3pm on Friday 1st September. This is as we will be too busy setting up the course in readiness for the race.

Thank you for submitting your details.

We will be in touch with you if more places become available.