Central Promenade, Cleethorpes

10:00 AM

Race overview

Come along to the seaside at Cleethorpes to join over 2000 other runners in the 3rd Coastal 5k/half marathon.

Fantastic location on the sea front with super views out to sea and lovely coastal footpaths.

Every finisher will receive a great medal, tee shirt and of course the famous Cleethorpes ice cream(with a flake!)

Latest news

June 10, 2019

We are delighted to announce we have been successful in our funding bid to the Coastal Communities Fund. This will allow us to put on entertainment before, during and after the race this year……great news.

April 4, 2019

Good at design?

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April 4, 2019


April 4, 2019

Left: The ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon, which also incorporates a fun run and a 5k race will take place Sunday 15th September.

Port operator ABP along with race organisers, Tape2Tape have today launched the entries for the third ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon.

The event, due to take place on Sunday 15th September from the Cleethorpes Promenade will also include a 5km race and a fun run, sponsored by St Hugh’s Hospital.

Runners from all over the country are encouraged to sign up and take part in the scenic race which takes in the sights along the river Humber, the busiest estuary in the country.

At the finish line, runners will receive an ice cream with a flake, a bespoke medal and a finisher t-shirt which will have been designed by a local youngster.

Alongside the ticket launch, ABP is also once again hosting a colouring competition for children under the age of 15.

The winning design should incorporate a running or shipping theme, but children can use their creative flare to draw whatever they would like to see on the race t-shirts.

Last year’s winner Eve Bradley, had her design printed on over 2,000 finisher t-shirts and as well as receiving a family ticket to take part in the fun run, was also invited to officially start the Half Marathon.

With an anticipated 2,500 participants due to take part in this year’s event, the future of the ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon looks promising.

Simon Bird, Regional Director for ABP Humber said: “Year on year, this event has grown in scale and support. There is a fantastic atmosphere around the starting line which continues on throughout the day whilst the races are taking place. We’re pleased to play our role in sponsoring this event and look forward what the future might hold for the race.”

Nicola Pattison, Race Director from Tape2Tape said: “Tape2Tape are delighted to be working with ABP Humber to again organise the ABP Humber Coastal half marathon and 5km races. Without their kind support it would not be possible to put the race on with such great value for money entry fees. We love this race as it really shows off what our coastline has to offer. With a promenade finish as well as countryside, coastal paths and totally traffic free road sections, this will be a fantastic event for everyone.”

She continued: “The St. Hugh’s hospital supported 1 mile family fun run opens the day up to the rest of the family. Come along to Cleethorpes and have a lovely family day out.”

To sign up or to enter the colouring competition, click here.

March 3, 2019

🥇 Ever wondered what happens to left over medals and tee shirts? 👚

🏃‍♂️It is always a difficult decision knowing how many medals we need as the order needs to be placed 3 months before every race! 🏃‍♀️

🤔We do try and keep left overs to a minimum but inevitably there are always plenty left after a race .😀

🎄 We work very close with the fabulous charity Operation Christmas Child based in Grimsby. They do an amazing job, packing thousands of shoe boxes which go to needy children all over the world. 🎅🏻

👍There are now literally thousands of children happily sporting Tape2Tape medals and tees all over the world 🌎

👏So by entering our races you are truly helping to put a smile on lots of children’s faces every Christmas 👏

Race entry



Our ethos is for you to have a safe and enjoyable race day experience.


  • Fabulous coastal views
  • Flat and fast course on roads, coastal footpath and promenade
  • Chip timing
  • Closed roads
  • Fabulous event medal, ice cream and technical tee shirt
  • Great spectator support on the promenade finish

Half marathon

  • Flat, fast and friendly multi-terrain course
  • Fabulous coastal and countryside views
  • RSPB reserve
  • Chip timing
  • Closed roads
  • Water stations, jelly baby and sponge stations
  • Fabulous event medal, ice cream and technical tee shirt
  • Great spectator support on the promenade finish
  • Extensive prize pool


The 2019 entry prices are:

Half marathon:  £24 –  with a £2 reduction for UKA-affiliated runners (minimum age is 17)

5k: £15 with a £2 reduction for UKA-affiliated runners (minimum age is 12)

Enter Race

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Race course

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

Half Marathon

Half marathon route >>>HALF MARATHON

The start is on Kings Road near to Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, where you run out of town towards the Haven holiday Park.

At the roundabout after a mile you enter the Haven holiday site main road and turn right at the first roundabout. A loop inside the holiday park follows, before exiting along a trail leading to South Sea Lane.

Follow the full length of South Sea Lane then a left turn onto the A1031.

A flat straight road section follows across the Lincolnshire border to Teteny , where you turn left at the cross roads towards Tetney Lock.

A left turn onto Newton Marsh Lane just before Tetney Lock, then a right turn onto a trail leading down to the Humber Bank.

A left turn onto the grassed Humber Bank follows, then a run onto the Fitties holiday park.

A right turn back off the Fitties and a left turn onto the Humber Bank.

A short section including a bit of sand, then onto the coastal footpath all the way back to the promenade and a fabulous finish on the sea front.

View the course measurement certificate>>>Half Marathon course measurement

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.

5 km Course

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

The start of the 5k is on Kings Rod opposite The Wellow Pub

It travels along Kings Road out of town then turns left onto Meridian Road.

A lap inside the Meridian Showground follows before continuing on Meridian Road to the car park alongside the light railway.

A short grassed section alongside the station, then a sharp left turn onto the coastal footpath, where you stay until you go to the rear of Cleethorpes Leisure Centre.

You then run along the Promenade to the finish on the sea front.

View the course certificate of accuracy>>> 5km certificate of course accuracy

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 2019 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.

Kings Road

This will be closed from the Leisure centre to Chichester Road from 730am until 11am

The section from North Sea Lane to the leisure centre will be totally closed down from 930am until 11am

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



  • Anthony’s Bank Road through Thorpe Park will be closed from 930am until 11am.
  • No vehicular movements will be allowed from the yacht club car park to 1st Main Road loop from 930am until around 1pm.
  • No vehicular movements will be allowed on 1st Main Road loop(beach side section) from 930 am until 1pm.
  • There will be a contra flow in place on the non beach side of 1st Main Road loop, that leads to 2nd Avenue and 3rd

There will be disruption for residents and visitors from 9am until around 1pm.

Yacht Club

As above for the Fitties, it will not be possible to access the yacht club car park from 930am until around 1pm.

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


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

You must aim to arrive very early as Cleethorpes will be very busy.

The start line is on Kings Road near to the Cleethorpes Leisure Centre. This is about half a mile from the finish line which is located on Central Promenade.

Please note, Central Promenade will be closed from The Pier down to Brighton Slipway from 7am, so no parking will be possible for the duration of the event.

The car parks off Kings Road will be accessible until 920am. They will then be closed until around 115am to allow the race to safely get underway.

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





Half Marathon

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

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

Veterans prizes: trophy and voucher 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. Individual trophies and vouchers

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/transfer my entry?

    Sorry no. Please see the terms and conditions you signed up to. As soon as you enter the race we incur costs including vat, on-line entry fees etc You can however transfer your entry free of charge to another runner up until 9am on 19th August. Details of how to do so can be found >>> TRANSFERS After this time we re unable to take further transfers

  • what is the minimum entry age?

    12 for the 5km 17 for the half marathon

  • Can I wear earphones in 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. 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  transfer your entry free of charge to another runner up until 9am on 19th August. Details of how to do so can be found >>> TRANSFERS We are unable to take transfers after this time  

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

    About 7 days before the race.

  • When will I receive my finishers tee shirt?

    When you finish the race! They are finishers tee shirts, so if you withdraw from the race you will nit receive a tee shirt or medal.

  • I have moved address, want to change tee shirt size, emergency contact details etc what do I need to do?

    During the event entry process you may have been asked some supplementary questions: estimated times, emergency contact details, transport preferences, etc. All these can be updated. 1) Log in to your profile on Results Base 2) Select Your orders 3) Find the order which contains the entry to the event and click the Signed up link 4) Select the item you wish to modify and click the appropriate link. We have a detailed page on Updating ICE that may also be of help.

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

    Your money will have left your bank. You will be on the entry list, check HERE

  • I have a disability and need some advice about the race?

    We encourage anyone irrespective of their ability to enter our races. Please check out the race web site, where you will find a detailed section on inclusivity. WEB SITE

  • Can I run with a dog?

    Sorry no. You can however run with a sighted dog for runners with impaired vision.

  • What will the medals and tee shirts be like?

    We produce one fantastic medal and tee shirt to cover off both races. This way we can ensure that we do not run out as often happens at other events. As with all our races we put a great deal of thought into the design of medals and tee shirts. We are also very mindful of the need to ensure we are not left with hundreds of both after the races, which has a detrimental effect on the environment. Medals need ordering 13 weeks before the race and tee shirts 8 weeks before. There is also a tendency for runners to leave it until the last minute to enter a race, so it is a really difficult task to guesstimate the number we will need overall, let alone in each individual race. We also offer a service whereby runners who enter the half, but feel unable to complete the distance can drop down to the 5k so they don't miss out altogether. With all of this taken into consideration the only option is to have the same tee/medal to cover off both races, which reflect the overall event itself. You will love this years designs!

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

    Yes you can. This will be free of charge until 9am on 19th August. After then there will be a £5 charge for a new chip/number as your personalised one has been ordered and cannot be re-used. We are unable to refund the difference between the cost of entering the 2 races. As soon as you enter the race we incur many non refundable  charges such as vat, on-line entry fees etc. Please e mail neil@tape2tape.co.uk to change to the 5k.

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

    Yes you can do so by just paying the £9 difference in entry fees until 9am on 19th August. After then your personalised number will have been ordered and we re unable to re-use them. After this date you can still change from the 5k to the half, but will need to pay the £9 difference in entry fees plus £5 for a replacement timing chip. Please e mail neil@tape2tape.co.uk and you will be given details of how to pay the price difference.

  • Why are entries still being taken although transfers are closed?

    As race organisers we offer a generous and free transfer process for the race. We do this as we understand that occasionally a runner is unable to take part in a race for a multitude of different reasons. This free service is not offered by all races. The cut off date for transfers was set for 19th August for good reasons. We have a minimum 2 week lead time for the company to produce your PERSONALISED runner numbers and timing chips. These will have your first name on across the front of your bib. We then spend many hours packing the numbers into envelopes and ensuring they reach our runners at the address they registered with. In all this takes around 3 weeks from the date we close transfers down to getting them out in the post to you. At the point when we close off transfers, this portion of the runner database is locked down and no alterations can be made. It is not logistically possible to start issuing new numbers to transferees or altering the database after this time. We also buy an extra batch of runner numbers, un-personalised, for those runners who enter after the cut off date. The entry fee for this race is in our view excellent value for money. The trend for races is that a lot of runners leave it until 4 weeks before a race to commit to entering. With these 2 points in mind, if we closed down entries at the same time as transfers then the race would not be financially viable at such a low cost entry fee.



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 Tape2Tape 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 9am on 19th 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 9am on 19th August  will have the runners first name on their runner number.

Do not run using any other runners number. You can transfer to another runner up until 9am on 19th August

.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.

Tape2Tape  will be taking photos at the race. These images will be used  to share news about the event and to publicise our next event.  Images may be used in press releases, printed publicity and published on the Tape2Tape webbsite, Flickr, Facebook etc . If you would prefer for you or your child (when photographing under 18s) not to be photographed, please speak to Tape2Tape.

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/ .

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he 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 01472 824894. 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 01472 824894.

Start Lines


The start line for the half and 5k are on Kings Road near to Cleethorpes leisure centre

Fun run start line is on the coastal footpath near to the boating lake

1000 half marathon and fun run start

1020 the 5k will start around 200m further down Kings Road opposite the Wellow pub. 5k runners are to converge on the grassed area near to their start line, from where you can cheer on the half marathon runners!



Some of the ways that we ensure that we maintain a positive environmental impact at our event


  • Encouraging car sharing
  • Ensuring all rubbish is removed from the route
  • Using drinks containers that can be re-cycled
  • Any discarded clothing left at the start line by runners in collected and then donated to a local charity
  • Key information is emailed to participants instead of being posted.
  • We do not give away goody bags.
  • Left over tee shirts and medals are given to the charity Operation Christmas child, who give them to needy children around the world

Cheap Beer!

We have teamed up with the Cleethorpes TapHouse to offer you a half price pint of Cleethorpes TapHouse lager. Just show your number at the bar to grab your bargain pint!

Based in the former Cleethorpes Discovery Centre not far from the race start line on Kings Road, you can also grab so lovely food in there.

Cleethorpes TapHouse and Kitchen is the latest venture from multi award winning Your Community Hub, this venture supports and operates Cleethorpes Sandpit and Paddling Pool. With your continued support we protect our profits and put them to direct community benefit supporting a range of free to use services in the NE Lincs area. We support more essential services and people within NE Lincs than any other not for profit organisation and this is only made possible with our continued support from you our loyal customer we look forward to welcoming you after the race for your cheap pint!


good luck.