Central Promenade, Cleethorpes

10:00 AM

Race overview

A fantastic coastal half marathon and 5k run in the fabulous seaside resort of Cleethorpes!

This event showcases the amazing Humber coastline and shows off the sites and sounds of this great seaside town. Enter this event and you will even get handed an ice cream as you cross the finish line on the picturesque central promenade!

We are delighted that ABP Humber have very kindly agreed to once again support this event and be the headline sponsor. The team at ABP are very keen to work with us to ensure the day is a great one that is full of fun and supports the local community.

This year we have introduced a flat fast 5km race to the day. This will open up the event to more people and make for a carnival atmosphere at the seaside.

Finshers in both races will receive a fabulous medal, technical tee shirt and an ice cream (with a flake!).

  • Closed Roads
  • Bespoke race medal
  • Technical tee shirt
  • Ice cream(with flake)
  • Fantastic multi-terrain course
  • Fabulous promenade finish
  • Professional medical back-up

Latest news

August 7, 2018

The deadline to transfer your place to another runner or from the half to the 5k has been extended to 2pm on 12th August. Please see the FAQS for full details.

March 30, 2018

We are delighted that our bid to the Coastal Communities fund has been accepted. This will allow us to work with local traders to bring more visitors into Cleethorpes and introduce a 5km race for anyone 12 years of age and older. Making our event truly inclusive.

February 28, 2018

ABP Humber are very kindly supporting a competition to design the race tee shirt. If you know anyone who is good at design, please forward this to them. Great to have community involvement in the race.

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ABP – Half Marathon poster

February 19, 2018

February 8, 2018

Many thanks for the continued support of Lincolnshire Co-op who have very kindly offered to supply bottled water for all 2018 Tape2Tape events. Hydration is so important in races, so we are delighted that Lincolnshire Co-Op are again working with us.

We have agreed that as part of our joint responsibility to the environment that we will also offer cups of water for those runners who only want a sip.

We have also agreed a plan to ensure that all waste is recycled in the most environmentally friendly way.

February 5, 2018

Fancy letting the world know you are taking part in the ABP Humber Coastal half marathon/5k? Why not buy one of the fab technical tee shirts?

Go to the on-line entry system to buy one>> T SHIRTS

February 2, 2018

Entries for the ABP Humber Coastal half/5km open at 7pm tonight.


February 1, 2018

Limited entry availability
Opens 7pm Friday 2nd February.

The second ABP Humber Coastal half marathon will be hitting Cleethorpes on Sunday 16th September. It will be joined by a brand new, flat and fast 5km (for anyone 12 years of age and over.)

The course has everything from magnificent coastal views to beautiful countryside ,with an atmospheric finish on the Promenade.

  • Quality technical tee shirt
  • Bespoke event medal
  • Ice cream(with flake)!!
  • All roads will be closed to traffic
  • Professional medical services
  • Promenade finish
  • Low cost entry fees

Face Book competition tonight to win a free entry!

January 31, 2018

Entries will open up at 7pm on Friday 2nd February

Race entry

Coastal Half Race Licence          


Due to the support of ABP Humber and our other sponsors, we are able to keep the entry fees very low. Finishers in both races receive

  • Fabulous event medal
  • Technical tee shirt
  • Ice cream(with flake!)

5km…minimum age 12 years

 Afilliated £13; Unafilliated £15

Half Marathon…minimum age 17

Afilliated £20; Unafilliated £22

a small process fee is added in at checkout

Enter Race

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Race course

Both races start on Kings Road near to Cleethorpes leisure centre and finish on the promenade.

As a result of your feedback we have revised the half marathon route >>>HALF MARATHON

The multi-terrain half marathon course takes in flat fast tarmac, scenic countryside, far reaching coastal views, historic coastal footpath, trails, new and old holiday parks with a fantastic finish on Cleethorpes promenade.

The brand new 5km route is totally flat >>> 5km route

This takes in flat fast tarmac, a lap inside Cleethorpes showground, then a return along the coastal footpath to a fabulous finish on the promenade

Road closures

Road Closure & Traffic Management Information during the 2018 ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon/5KM

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 3.30pm. 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 2pm

South Sea Lane

Will be closed from around 9:30 am and re-open around 11:30am


Haven Holiday Site

The main road through the site will be closed for around 1.5 hours from 9:45am It will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.

A1031 from South Sea Lane to Teteny Cross Roads

This will be closed from 9:30 am until 11:30 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


Half Marathon

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, 70,75,80 and female 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70,75,80

UKA Running Club challenge: 1st,2nd,3rd Teams. First 4 male and first 4 female runners from each UKA club to count.

5 km Race

1st male/female £50 plus trophy

2nd male/female £30 plus trophy

3rd male/female £20 plus trophy



  • Can I have a refund/defer to next year?

    Sorry no. Please see the terms and conditions you signed up to.

  • What is the minimum entry age

    12 for the 5km 17 for the half marathon

  • Will my name be on my runner number?

    Yes but only if you enter before 2pm on 12th August as numbers will be going to print after then

  • I have a disability and I am not sure if I should compete?

    Please see the full page section on Inclusivity at our event. If you have any concerns then feel free to e mail Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or call her on 01472 824894

  • How do I know if my entry has been accepted?

    Several ways

    • the money will have left your bank
    • you will have received an automated e mail(check your spam)
    • you will be in the ENTRY LIST
    If you have a question about the entry system please have a look at their FAQS For any assistance with the entry system please contact RESULTS BASE

  • Can I buy one of those fab training tops?

    Yes you can.  Go to the on-line entry system >> PROMO TEES  

  • When will I receive my timing chip/number?

    Approximately 7-10 days before the race

  • When will I receive my finishers tee shirt?

    When you cross the finish line.

  • Can I push a pushchair in the race?

    No it is too dangerous due to the large volume of runners.

  • Can I wear earphones?

    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. 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

  • Can I transfer my entry to another runner?

    Yes you can do this free of charge until 2pm on 12th August. Personalised runner numbers will then be ordered, processed and sent out to you. A detailed set of instructions on how to perform the transfer can be found HERE. Any issues with your on line entry please contact RESULTS BASE

  • I wish to change my address, tee shirt size, e mail address etc etc

    You can do this up until 2pm on 12th August. Personalised runner numbers will then be ordered, processed and sent out to you. You can this by following these INSTRUCTIONS

  • Can I transfer from the half to the 5k?

    You can not transfer entries to any other Tape2Tape event. The only exception is if you have entered the half, you can transfer to the 5k free of charge up until 2pm on  12th August. After 2pm on 12th August please e mail info@tape2tape.co.uk and subject to availability you may be able to transfer, subject to a charge for a new number/chip.

  • Can I transfer from the 5k to the half

    Sorry this is not possible.



Terms and conditions

I am a Participant and acknowledge that by participating in the Event, I agree to the terms below and the Conditions, which include details of my cancellation rights. I also understand that I am entering in to a contract with the Event organiser and not [England Athletics Limited and/or] [UK Athletics Limited].

I hereby:

agree that any participation by me in the Event is solely and entirely at my own risk and (to the extent permitted by law) no person(s) or organisation(s) shall be liable for any accident, harm, injury, loss or damage to property, however so caused, arising out of or in connection with or, suffered during or as a result of, my participation in the Event, provided always that nothing shall exclude liability for death or personal injury caused directly by the negligence of the organiser or its employees;

consent to medical assistance and/or medical care being given to me in the case of illness, injury or an emergency situation, should this occur during the Event, such assistance to be given by the organiser, its employees, contractors or other trained personnel conducting the Event (which may include the use of anaesthetics);

I acknowledge and agree that:

running is an endurance sport;

I should only undertake such an activity to a level which reflects my level of fitness;

I am responsible for monitoring my own physical condition prior to and during participation in the Event; are advised to note the advice at www.runnersmedicalresource.com

understand the importance, for safety reasons, of obeying the rules, guidelines and instructions given by the Event Organisers officials, stewards, nominated representatives and other authorised personnel and hereby agree to abide by the same and to behave responsibly at all times during the Event and be mindful of the impact of my actions on others; and

agree that my participation in the Event is for recreational and/or charity fundraising purposes only and I will not participate in the Event for any commercial or business purpose. The Event organiser will have no liability to the Participant for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or other loss of business opportunity.

Minimum age for entry is 17 in the half marathon and 12 for the 5km.

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

Entries can not be deferred to future years.

You can not transfer entries to any other Tape2Tape event. The only exception is if you have entered the half, you can transfer to the 5k free of charge up until 2pm on  2nd August. After this time please e mail info@tape2tape.co.uk and subject to availability you may be able to transfer, subject to a charge for a new number/chip.

Entries received prior to 2pm on 12th August will have the runners first name on their runner number.(revised on 2nd August and extended by 10 days)

Do not run using any other runners number. You can transfer to another runner up until 2pm on 12th August. (revised on 2nd August and extended by 10 days)

.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.

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.

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. 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.

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 Face book 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.

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.

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.

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.

Tape2Tape are committed to the General data protection regulations. Full details can be found in our privacy policy https://tape2tape.co.uk/privacy-policy/ .

Enter Race

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A massive thank you to all of the volunteer photographers who gave up their time to take some super pics for you at the 2017 race.

Fabulous drone footage courtesy of Pegasus Drone Media  DRONE FOOTAGE

Karen Doyle pre-race PICS

Danny Harter PICS

4 albums from Robert Atkinson

Start Area

Fun Run

Seafront (return) photos Part 1 (earlier runners)

Seafront (return) photos Part 2


Steve Green ; PICS

Anne Marie Fowler; Thorpe Park. PICS

Grimsby Blog spot PICS

Colin Wright PICS

Natalie Williams PICS

John Rainsforth PICS

Craig Edwards PICS

Thank you for submitting your details.

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


The races are inclusive and we encourage entries from all runners, irrespective of their ability.We encourage anyone who has any concerns about the courses and whether or not they are suitable for their individual circumstances to contact Nicola by e mail Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 07919603800. We will be happy to meet with you on the course and discuss any areas of concern you may have.

5KM Course

The 5km course is flat and predominantly on tarmac roads/footpaths. This is with the exception of around 80m on flat grass. There are also a number of road humps on Anthony’s Bank Road.

Half Marathon Course

The half marathon takes place on a mix of tarmac roads/paths, trail and a 1.5 mile section on a coastal path. Our view is that the half marathon is not suitable for wheelchair athletes due to the nature of the terrain. Unfortunately it is not possible to make reasonable adjustments to the course to provide an alternate route.


We are bound by Run Britain rulings which state the minimum age for the 5km is 12 and for the half marathon it is 17.


There are plenty of parking spaces close to the start/finish area.


There are wheelchair friendly toilets located on Sea Road, Cleethorpes. We will also provide a similarly friendly portaloo which will be located on the sea front.

Visual impairment

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 Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 07919603800.


Race information

If you wish to receive any race material in a format which meets your needs then please contact us.

Public Transport

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

Race Day assistance

If any athlete requires specific assistance on race day, we ask that you contact us as early as possible.


We actively encourage anyone to come forward and volunteer to assist at the race. We will work with you to provide the most appropriate role for your circumstances


As race organisers we are keen to improve how we make the event truly inclusive. If you have any queries or suggestions on how to improve our inclusivity then contact Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 07919603800.

Training Tops

Grab one of these fabulous technical training tee shirts to let the world know you are in training for the race.  Priced at £10 each including postage and packing, with a wide range of sizes from XS to XXL


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