Ørsted Great Grimsby 10KM press release

December 5, 2017

It’s GO for the 2018 Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k

Entries opened at 7pm today (Monday 4 December) for the third running of the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k on 22 July 2018. Next year’s race will be bigger than ever after race organisers Tape2Tape upped the entry limit to 5,000, so even more people can join the party. It makes the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k one of the biggest town centre races in the area. Enter at www.greatgrimsby10k.com for just £13 for affiliated running club members and £15 for unaffiliated.

Last year’s race sold out in only a few weeks and saw nearly 3,000 people cheered on by hundreds more as they made their way around the 10km course from near Grimsby Town Hall to People’s Park. The race has a fresh look for 2018 after the race’s headline sponsor, DONG Energy, changed its name to Ørsted. The company is now entirely focussed on green energy and the new name is inspired by the curiosity, dedication and interest in nature of one of Denmark’s best known scientists, Hans Christian Ørsted.

Race directors Nicola and Neil Pattison said: “The Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k has grown beyond all our expectations and that’s down to the commitment of the hundreds of people it takes to stage an event like this. “We’d like to thank everyone, from sponsors to the army of volunteers and supporters, who have helped make the race a huge success. “We’ve made some changes to the start and finish arrangements so we can give more people the chance to experience what a superb event this is.”

Emma Toulson, Lead Stakeholder Advisor for Ørsted UK, said: “As a founding supporter of the Great Grimsby 10k, we’re delighted to see what a massive success the event has been and it’s set to get even bigger next year too. “We’re proud of our role in the local community and it’s great that people in Grimsby are excited about this race and what it does for the town.  Last year, I took the plunge, did some training and was able to run 10k for the first time!  I can’t wait to be on the start line in 2018 too.”

Cllr Jane Hyldon-King, portfolio holder for health and wellbeing at the Council, added: “I had a brilliant time at the race this summer and it was moving to see so many people from local disability groups in the fun run. “Great Grimsby really did itself proud and I look forward to seeing everyone on the start line in 2018.”

The first running of the DONG Energy Great Grimsby 10k happened in July 2016 thanks to a collaboration between North East Lincolnshire Council, partners from the public sector, race organisers Tape2Tape and some of the town’s best known businesses. Runners will follow a flat course starting near Grimsby Town Hall, heading to Nun’s Corner, through Scartho towards New Waltham before returning to Grimsby via Peaks Parkway and finishing in People’s Park.

Remember to include your place of work when filling in your details so you can take part in the corporate challenge.

As well as the website www.greatgrimsby10k.com, there are three social media accounts for the race where people are being encourage to share stories and photos using #GY10K, these are:  www.twitter.com/GY10k www.facebook.com/greatgrimsby10k/ www.instagram.com/GY10k

Entry fees have been kept low thanks to the generosity of sponsors, so far including: Ørsted North East Lincolnshire Council Young’s Seafood Associated British Ports (ABP) North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Wilkin Chapman LLP HMT St Hugh’s Hospital ENGIE Enter at www.greatgrimsby10k.com