Doughty Road, Grimsby
This popular family fun run is open to all people whether they want to run, jog, walk or push a push chair. The run will finish underneath the fabulous arch in People’s Park, where thousands of spectators will be cheering you in. 2016 saw youngsters, mums and dads, grandmas and granddads, teachers, friends all finishing the course together.
There will also be a community festival in the park, with lots of entertainment for you to participate in.
All finishers will receive a fabulous medal and some sweets!
Entry fee for everyone will be just £5. You will all receive your fabulous medal, sweets and a bottle of water for taking part and finish in the wonderful People’s Park
Click the link below to sign up to this race
Fun Run HQ will be at the iconic Great Grimsby Town Hall
Race HQ: Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby DN31 1HU
Parking: Abbey Walk Multi-Storey (DN31 1NB, 428 spaces), Duchess Street (DN32 0RW, 225 spaces), Market Hall roof (DN31 1EB, 118 spaces), Fishing Heritage Centre North (DN31 1SY, 30 spaces), Fishing Heritage Centre North (DN31 1SY, 119 spaces), Town Hall car park will be closed.
Start times: 10am: 10k race starts,
Fun run starts 9.30am:
Toilets: Grimsby Town Hall inside and outside as well as the finish in People’s Park
These will be located in the vicinity of Grimsby Town Hall and will leave at 0920 prompt to take your bags to the finish area.
Great Grimsby interesting Facts
According to legend, Great Grimsby was founded in the ninth century by a Danish Viking. The name Grimsby is thought to have originated from the Grim’s by, or ‘Grim’s Village’, based on Grim – the Danish Viking thought to be the founder of the town.
Grimsby is today a thriving modern town offering excellent facilities for education, shopping, leisure and work. Grimsby is undergoing a radical transformation as part of a 25-year vision for the town, including the recently completed £6million town centre regeneration project, key developments on the docks, and exciting leisure developments in the town centre and beyond.
Once the world’s largest fishing port, the town is now benefitting from the rise of the offshore renewable energy industry and is a European centre for food processing.
North East Lincolnshire in a nutshell
North East Lincolnshire – home to the UK’s largest port and the seafood capital of the country. North East Lincolnshire covers 192 square kilometres and includes the port towns of Great Grimsby and Immingham, the resort town of Cleethorpes and the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The population is about 157,300 and there are about 70,000 households.
Chart-topper Ella Henderson, motorbike ace Guy Martin, Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin and Joanne Clifton, Miranda star Patricia Hodge, elephant man John Hurt and Australia’s most-despised soap character, Mrs Nell Mangel, played by actress Vivean Gray, are all from the borough.
Legendary music producer and former fish factory worker Rod Temperton is from Cleethorpes. He wrote and produced many of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits including Rock With You, Off the Wall and Thriller.
Elton John’s 1974 track ‘Grimsby’ was written by Bernie Taupin about his time in the town as a teenager. One line reads: “Oh England you’re fair, but there’s none to compare with my Grimsby. Through nights of mad youth, I have loved every sluice in your harbour.”
North East Lincolnshire’s key business sectors are: ports and logistics, food processing, energy and renewables, chemical and process, housing and development and the visitor economy.
Grimsby top facts
Grimsby Dock Tower was designed as hydraulic tower by James William Wild and he modelled it on the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, Italy. It stands 61m (200ft) high and was completed on 27 March 1852.
A miniature version of the Port of Grimsby can be found at Legoland Windsor – it features the Dock Tower, Corporation Bridge and other local landmarks.
Grimsby and Immingham handle more cargo than any other port complex in the UK
Grimsby is at the forefront in serving the developing offshore wind energy industry. Our headline sponsor DONG Energy plus Centrica, RES Offshore, Siemens and E-on have all based their offshore operations and maintenance teams at the docks.
Grimsby is the UK’s major car import terminal with 500,000 vehicles handled each year
And of course, there’s a lot of fish…
Traditional Grimsby Smoked Fish enjoys Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) in recognition of its long history of curing
Grimsby is Europe’s Food Town with around 500 food-related companies based here
60 per cent of all seafood eaten in the UK is processed in Grimsby and the Humber
The seafood industry is worth £2.5bn to North East Lincolnshire
Grimsby is the UK’s seafood capital with more than 100 fish related companies – including Young’s, Morrisons, Icelandic Seachill and Saucy Fish Co
Grimsby’s fish market handles some 21,000 tonnes of fresh fish each year
Grimsby is the destination for 60 species of seafood from more than 30 countries
Grimsby has the largest concentration of cold storage facilities in Europe
£5.6m Humber seafood Institute at Europarc to support the UK seafood industry
Not long after Birdseye launched the first frozen fish fingers in the USA in 1955, Grimsby’s Eskimo Frozen Foods created their own version made with whole pieces of fish. One of their first marketing promotions was to give buyers of their fish fingers a photograph of an up and coming young group called The Beatles. Today, 114 packets of fish fingers are thought to be sold every minute in shops across the UK.
The 1.2 km route is suitable for all runners, joggers or walkers.
Click here to see the route>>> FUN RUN ROUTE
This is a fun run, so no formal times will be recorded. We will however present a trophy to the first 3 male and female finishers across the line. But don’t forget, YOU ALL get a fabulous medal for finishing!!
Is the fun run suitable for push chairs and wheel chairs?
All of the route is on flat roads, with the exception of the last 100m which is on grass in People's Park. Feel free to contact the organisers of these causes you problems. Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk 07919603800
Do I need to pay for my son/daughter etc if I push them in a push chair?
If you want them to have a medal, water and sweets then you do need to buy them a number.
Exactly where does the fun run start from?
In Doughty Road next to Ainslie Street park. You will see a great big race arch in the road!