Kings Road, Cleethorpes

10:00 AM

Race overview

 ENTRY OPEN

This is a fantastic scenic event, set in the lovely seaside resort of Cleethorpes, both races provide our runners with amazing views and far reaching scenery over the Humber estuary, finishing with a rousing home straight welcome along the Promenade. The back drop of the beach is breath taking as you approach the finish line, this will be unforgettable we promise!

ALL RUNNING ABILITIES  WELCOME – The Half marathon and 5k are nice and flat so perfect for any ability. Whether you are a new runner, or a seasoned runner looking for a PB this is the perfect event!

We are also offering a virtual option so you can run at a time/place of your choosing and receive your fab medal and tee shirt through the post.

SO WHAT ELSE DO WE OFFER IF YOU ENTER THIS FAB EVENT?

Our ethos is for you to have a safe and enjoyable race day experience, we also promise you a friendly welcome. You will instantly feel part of a special community that we create at our events. PLUS (once you have ran!) you will receive a Fab MEDAL, CAKE & ALSO A T-SHIRT AT NO EXTRA COST for both races.

RACE INFO

5km (12yrs and over)

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

Half marathon (17yrs and over)

  • Flat, fast and friendly multi-terrain course
  • Fabulous coastal and countryside views
  • RSPB reserve
  • Chip timin
  • Closed roads
  • Fabulous event medal, cake and technical tee shirt
  • Great spectator support on the promenade finish
  • Extensive prize pool
  • Pacers

Race entry

 

ENTRY OPEN

YOUR RACE ENTRY FEES INCLUDE: – A bespoke medal, delicious cake and also an event t-shirt an NO EXTRA COST!

The 2022 entry prices are:

Half marathon: £30 – with a £2 reduction for UKA-affiliated runners (minimum age is 17)

5k: £22 with a £2 reduction for UKA-affiliated runners (minimum age is 12)

Virtual : £22 to include delivery of MEDAL & EVENT T-SHIRT

SO WHAT ELSE DO WE OFFER IF YOU ENTER THIS FAB EVENT?

Our ethos is for you to have a safe and enjoyable race day experience, we also promise you a friendly welcome. You will instantly feel part of a special community that we create at our events. PLUS (once you have ran!) you will receive a Fab MEDAL, CAKE & ALSO A T-SHIRT AT NO EXTRA COST for both races.

RACE INFO

5km (12yrs and over)

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

Half marathon (17yrs and over)

  • Flat, fast and friendly multi-terrain course
  • Fabulous coastal and countryside views
  • RSPB reserve
  • Chip timing
  • Closed roads
  • Fabulous event medal, cake and technical tee shirt
  • Great spectator support on the promenade finish
  • Extensive prize pool
  • Pacers

Enter Race

Click the link below to sign up to this race

Race HQ

Our Race HQ will be based on the Central Promenade in Cleethorpes at the RNLI building.

Opening Times for race entries and any queries etc. will be published soon.

This race has supported the charity since it started back in 2017. If you are lucky you will bump into Stormy Stan their mascot on Race Day. He has also been known to do the Family Fun Run!

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.

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.

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 2022 ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon/5KM

subject to final clarification

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

Humberston Fitties

  • 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.

Tetney 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

Prizes

Half Marathon

Cash prizes for first, second and third placed male and female:  first £250, second £150 and third: £100….based on gun times.

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

Veterans prizes: prize fir first male and female runner in the following age categories: male and female 35,40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70,75,80,85

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

5 km Race

1st male/female £50 plus trophy

2nd male/female £30 plus trophy

3rd male/female £20 plus trophy

all based on gun times.

 

FAQs

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

    About a week before the race. I twill be sent to the address you registered with.

  • Can I run with a dog?

    Sorry no it is not possible to run with a dog. If you have an assistance dog, please contact Nicola to discuss your needs. 01472 824894 nicola@tape2tape.co.uk

  • Minimum age?

    UKA who provide a race licence and public liability insurance stipulate 12 years of age for the 5km 17 for the half marathon

  • Do I pay extra for the tee shirt?

    Your tee shirt, medal and cake are all provided with your entry fee.

  • How do I update such as my address, club etc?

    Please log into your Results Base account which you used to enter the race. Please click UPDATE SOMETHING 

  • Can I wear headphones?

    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 have a refund, defer to next year or transfer to another race?

    As soon as you enter the race Tape2Tape incur significant costs for this year’s race from your entry fee which cannot be recovered. This includes on-line entry fees, vat, medal and tee shirt (ordered months in advance) plus a whole host of goods and services directly related to the race.

    • You CAN transfer your entry FREE OF CHARGE to another runner  or move from the live race to the virtual until 7am on Monday29th August 2022.
    • To transfer to another runner Click>> TRANSFER MY PLACE
    • TO move to the virtual please e mail your details to info@tape2tape.co.uk

  • How do I know of I have entered the race?

    Several ways

    • the money will have left your bank
    • Log into your Results Base account which you used to enter the race
    • you will have received an automated e mail(check your spam)
    • you will be on the ENTRY LIST

  • I have a disability and would like some advice

    We are an inclusive race and are happy to have a discussion with you about your needs or concerns. 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 Unfortunately due to the nature of the off road terrain the half marathon is not suitable for athletes in wheelchairs. It has not been possible to identify an alternate route which would meet the needs of wheelchair users. The 5k is is suitable for wheelchair users. One point of note is the rough ground at the rear of the light railway station where caution mist be exercised.

Sponsors

We are delighted and very grateful that our Headline Sponsors Associated British Ports Humber have agreed to sponsor the event for the next 3 years! This has given us the opportunity to continue organising this fantastic community event that supports so many!

 

Our other supporters are Lincolnshire Coop who provide you with a bottle of water as you cross the finish line. Lincolnshire Coop only supply us with bottles made from 100% recycled plastic. The bottles are also 100% recyclable.

 

 

Metres to Miles our Specialist Running Shoe partner also support the event by providing every entrant with 15% discount off a pair of running shoes at their store in Epworth. CLICK HERE TO SEE THEIR SHOP

Charity

The main charity for the event is once again Cleethorpes RNLI. They will receive a financial donation from us, plus several FREE places to enable them to raise funds. If you fancy raising money for them drop us an email and we can link you in. Alternatively you can CLICK HERE to reach their website.

DONATE WHEN YOU ENTER

When you enter the race you are also given the option to donate just £1 to the RNLI in Cleethorpes, every penny goes towards saving a life. Thank you in advance for your support.

OTHER CHARITIES & COMMUNITY GROUPS

All of our events, including this one, work with lots of local charities and community groups. They love being part of the event and get involved by volunteering etc.  They receive a financial donation pus a few free entries to raise funds. We will update the groups as we move closer to race day.

Enter Race

Click the link below to sign up to this race

Photos

Please have a browse of last years fantastic photographs.

Set from Laura Brown HERE

Grimsby Live HERE

Keith Balcombe HERE

Karen Doyle HERE

Will(1) HERE

Will (2) HERE

Matt Pimlatt HERE

John Rainsforth HERE

Catherine Smart HERE

Vernon Suddaby HERE

Thank you for submitting your details.

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

Environment

We are very conscious of the impact on the environment at our events.

LITTER FREE RUNNING – We are a #litterfreerace and you are a #litterfreerunner . Please dispose of any litter carefully. Full gel packets fit in your pocket, so please put the empties back in there.

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

  • Encouraging car sharing where it is Covid-19 safe to do so
  • Ensuring all rubbish is removed from the route
  • Use paper cups at the water station. These will be re-cycled after the race.
  • A bottle of water will be provided at the finish which is made from 100% re-cycled plastic. Any left at HQ will be re-cycled and you are encouraged to also do likewise if you take the bottle home with you.
  • 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.

Security

Security Advice

In view of the current increased security threat facing everyone in the UK, we have been provided sound advice by the police on how we can all stay safe. There is no need for anyone to be alarmed, we want everyone to enjoy the race as normal, but ask that you remain alert and vigilant.

Please report any unattended baggage or suspicious activity to an event marshal.

If using the baggage store, you must show your runner number prior to handing the bag to our volunteers.

Don’t leave bags unattended or anywhere they could cause a security scare. And never agree to look after anyone else’s bags, no matter how plausible their story.
In an emergency, if you think there is an immediate risk, always call 999 and look around you for help from race marshals.

Remember, the chance of being caught in a terrorism incident is small. But if it happens – Run, Hide, Tell.

Covid-19

We regard our responsibility to deliver a safe and enjoyable race as our top priority. It is however important that all participants play an important role in helping to keep everyone safe.

As a participant we ask that you….

  • Follow the current Government guidelines
  • Not attend the event if you have to self-isolate, have Covid-19 symptoms or have tested positive
  • Consider taking 2 lateral flow tests in the week prior to the race
  • Wherever possible keep a good distance away from other runners
  • Not spit whilst running the race
  • Use hand sanitiser prior to attending the race start and after crossing the finish line

The start of the race will be orchestrated so that a mass gathering is avoided.

This page will be updated as guidelines change.

Virtual Option

This is a great option for anyone not wanting to miss out on this years fab medal/t-shirt and who wants to accomplish a 5k or half marathon. It is ideal if you do not feel you can enter the actual race and is particularly useful if you are away on holiday at the time of the event, or you are injured.

The Virtual Option allows you to run a the distance at a safe time and place of your choosing. There is no restriction on when you can do this, as long as it is on or after race day itself.

You can run it all in one go or over several days to suit your needs. No need to upload any results if you do not want to. Please e mail your result to transfers@resultsbase.net if you choose to do so.

Your medal/tee will be posted out to you in the week after the actual race

There will be no separate prize pool for the 2022 virtual race.

ABP Humber

Dedicated to supporting the community

Associated British Ports (ABP) Humber is delighted to be supporting the ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon and 5K for the sixth year.

ABP Humber works to support local organisations to make a difference to people’s lives. For us that means helping to ensure events like this can continue for the benefit of the local community and those who are drawn to the race from outside the area.

ABP encourages its colleagues and their families to enter the race or volunteer on the day. We strongly endorse this ethos, as we know how this support is vital to ensure events like this can operate.

Every part of the ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon and 5K is reviewed to help ensure sustainability; from recyclable water bottles and paper cups to donating left over t-shirts and medals to charity.

Inclusivity

The race is inclusive and we encourage entries from all runners, irrespective of their  ability. 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 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 5k is is suitable for wheelchair users. One point of note is the rough ground at the rear of the light railway station where caution must be exercised.

Half Marathon course

Unfortunately due to the nature of the off road terrain the half marathon is not suitable for athletes in wheelchairs. It has not been possible to identify an alternate route which would meet the needs of wheelchair users.

Age

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

Parking

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

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 01472 824894.