Walkerith Road, Morton

10:00 AM

Race overview

WELCOME TO THIS FLAT, FAST & FRIENDLY RACE

The Gainsborough 10k starts in the lovely village of Morton. The race has been on the running calendar since 2012. It is a firm favourite by many runners who favour the fabulous FLAT, FAST & FRIENDLY course!! Over the years many PERSONAL BESTS have been gained, plus many NEW RUNNERS have come along to try the flat route! We promise you wont be disappointed running on this route that has plenty of lovely rural views!

As always with all of our events, you will get a friendly warm welcome. Lots of happy supportive marshals will be out on the route to cheer you on! At the finish you will receive a fabulous bespoke finishers MEDAL plus some well earned CAKE!

ONLY 1000 PLACES AVAILABLE – BE QUICK TO GRAB A PLACE!  – We are only taking 1000 runners – (we had almost 1500 runners wanting places last year!)

Race entry

ENTRY OPEN……….ONLY 1000 PLACES AVAILABLE 

ONLY 1000 PLACES AVAILABLE FOR THE 2022 RACE

The race will be organised under UK Athletics rules.

All finishers in the 10k will receive a fabulous bespoke MEDAL and CAKE!

Entry fee is £24 with a £2 reduction for UKA club members.

Virtual entry is £13 which includes medal being posted out.(w/c 21st November)

Please note a small process charge will be made by the entry company.

 

Enter Race

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Race HQ

The Race HQ is at the lovely Morton Village Hall, which is located 5 minutes walk to the start/finish line.

Here you will find: hot drinks and a few snacks, the baggage drop, running clothing for sale and the food bank for your generous donations on the day.

Race course

The route is flat, fast and friendly, taking in some lovely Lincolnshire countryside.

CHASING A PB?  We are sure this is the race for you !

NEW TO RUNNING? This flat route is great for a first time 10k !

You can view the race route here >> GM10K ROUTE

Road closures

A FULL road closure will be in place for the route. This is necessary for the safety of all runners and other road users. It is legally binding and it is an offence, except for emergency service vehicles to drive on the route during this time.

As organisers we apologise for any disruption this may cause, but ask for your patience in what is a great local community event.

Full details of timings for the road closures will appear ere as soon as they have been finalised by the local authority.

Parking

Full details of where to park will be updated here asap

Prizes

 

Prizes for the first 3 males/females will be based on gun to tape times.

1st place £200

2nd place £150

3rd place £100

 

 

Age group prizes will be awarded on chip times as follows for the first male/female

U20, V35 through to V85 in 5 year increments

Team Prizes for the first UKA clubs will be awarded on chip time 

4 runners to count per team

FAQs

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

    About 1 week prior to the race.

  • Can I run with a dog?

    Sorry this is not possible due to the number of runners on the course. If you wish to run with a sight dog, please contact Nicola on 01472 824894 nicola@tape2tape.co.uk

  • Minimum age?

    • UK Athletics stipulate the minimum age is 15

  • Can I transfer my place to another runner?

    Absolutely and at no cost, prior to 8am on Monday 31st October. Please check your confirmation e mail for details of how to do so. You can also find details HERE

  • Can I have refund, defer to next year or move to another race?

    We are sorry but this is not possible and in contained in the event terms and conditions which you signed up to. As soon as you enter the race we incur costs from your entry fee which we are unable to recover. We also allocate your entry fee to cover off key costs of the race. These include amongst others

    • VAT
    • On line entry costs
    • Medal
    • Medical
    • Traffic management
    • Hire costs of school, hall. loos etc
    • Staff costs
    • Race licence/public liability insurance
     

  • 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.  Whilst the roads are closed to traffic you need to be aware of your surroundings and take instructions from the race crew marshals. 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 push a pushchair

    Sorry no it is too dangerous. It is part of our licensing conditions that we assess the risk in order that we have adequate public liability insurance cover.

  • I have a disability and am not sure if the race is suitable for me

    We actively encourage athletes of all abilities to consider entering our races. Please see the web site section on Inclusivity. If you have any questions Nicola from the team will be happy to chat with you. nicola@tape2tape.co.uk  01472 824894

  • How do I change details such as address, club etc

    Please follow these >>INSTRUCTIONS

Sponsors

Once again Cliff Bradley and Sons are backing this fantastic community race. Without our supporters our races can not happen or support the many charities and community groups that we do.

Charity

 

We are delighted to support the following charities through the race:

Gainsborough Food bank 

Shoebox appeal

Royal British Legion

 

 

By entering this race you are really helping us to make a big difference to our charities and community groups!! Thank you!

 

 

Terms and conditions

I am a Participant and acknowledge that by participating in the Event, I agree to the Terms and Conditions set out below. I also understand that I am entering in to a contract with Tape2Tape Limited 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.
  • 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 15 in the 10k.

 

REFUNDS/DEFERRALS/TRANSFERS

  • Refunds of entry fees will not be considered under any circumstances.
  • Entries cannot be deferred to future years.
  • Entries cannot be transferred to any other Tape2Tape events.
  • You CAN transfer your entry FREE OF CHARGE to another runner until 8am on Monday 31st October.
  • I will not give my place in the race to anyone outside of the authorised transfer process.

 

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

The organisers will NOT be responsible for the loss, theft, or damage of your personal belongings, other than caused because of our negligence.

DISABILITIES

If a runner with disabilities wishes to enter, please contact the organisers to discuss the feasibility of safely participating in the race. We will arrange a site visit with you so that we can jointly undertake a suitable assessment of risk. If feasible and safe to do so, we will consider making reasonable adjustments to assist your participation and experience.

 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.

UNEXPECTED/UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

In the event that adverse weather, a pandemic or any other prevailing circumstances mean that the race cannot take place and is to be cancelled, details will be recorded on the Tape2Tape website, an e mail will be sent out to the e mail address you registered with and on the Tape2Tape social media channels.

We will do our utmost to re-arrange the race, but there is no guarantee as permissions need to be re-applied for and goods/services booked in months in advance. If we are unable to re-arrange, no refunds will be given under any circumstances, however we will endeavour to look at alternative options.  The organisers are not liable in any way for any expenditure you may have incurred.

The organisers reserve the right to alter the course should safety or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control prevail.

MEDICAL

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 please ensure you update your details on the entry system.

PHOTOGRAPHY 

By entering the race, you give your permission for any photographs/video recordings to be used on the event website and on social media. Please e mail Tape2Tape if you do not wish is to happen.

RULE BREACHES

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.

 

 

 

ZERO TOLERANCE

The race organisers will not accept any form of abuse or verbal assaults through any communications prior to the event taking place, or on the day. We reserve the right to reject your race entry or ask you to leave the event should an incident occur on the day. You would also be removed from the race results.

OTHER

  • Runners must NOT be accompanied by anyone on a pedal cycle. This may result in disqualification.
  • 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.

PRIZES

If you are prize winner, it is your responsibility to either collect it yourself at presentation or ask someone to do so on your behalf. If you fail to collect your prize the organisers will endeavour to ensure that you receive it, but they will not be responsible for any postage costs.

LOST PROPERTY

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.

FOOD/BEVERAGE

It is YOUR responsibility to check that any food/drink that you purchase, OR receive as part of the race 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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Photos

 

ALWAYS FREE PHOTOS

We continue our efforts to ensure that our race participants NEVER have to pay for a single photograph at our races. ALL photos are FREE and downloadable. This is down to the fabulous volunteer photographers who come along and take lots of pictures…..be sure to smile for the camera!!

EASY SEARCHABLE PHOTOS

The great news is that you don’t need to spend hours browsing through albums looking for your fab pics. We have invested in a new platform that that will host all the photographs taken at the race. All you need to do is either take a selfie or enter your runner number and they will appear immediately. You can then download them free of charge and upload to your social media channels.

Thank you for submitting your details.

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

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.

10k Course

The  course itself is flat, on wide tarmac roads, which should make it suitable for athletes in wheelchairs. The only issues we are aware of is there is a grassed area after the finish line where wheelchair athletes may need some assistance, please ask.

You are however encouraged, irrespective of your ability, to contact Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 01472 824894 to discuss your individual circumstances so we can jointly decide on the best start time or position in the field for you.

Age

We are bound by Run Britain rulings which state the minimum age for the 10k is 15.

Parking

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

Access

Morton Village Hall has a  ‘disabled’ toilet based in the main building.

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.

guided-runner

Race information

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

 

Race Day assistance

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

Volunteers

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

Improvements

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.

Environment

 

We actively ensure that we are taking great care of the environment at our events, but we also rely on our race participants to do their bit too!

We encourage all participants to be great ambassadors and ensure that they run our events as Litter Free Runners #litterfreerunner #litterfreerace. This will also be printed on your running bibs as a gentle reminder!

One of the ways you can be a great ambassador as this event is PLEASE ensure that you pop your empty gel pockets BACK in the pocket you were carrying them in……or drop close to a marshal.

Paper cups can be dropped close to the water station (in the bins provided if your aim is good!) Or at a marshals feet…..please throw gently!!

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

  • Encouraging car sharing
  • Ensuring all rubbish/ is removed from the route and recycled
  • Using recyclable paper cups
  • Reducing the amount of plastic bottles we hand out
  • Recycling all race plastic, paper and card
  • Providing bottle recycling bins for you at the race
  • Donating discarded clothing left at the start line by runners to a local charity
  • Emailing Key information to participants instead of printing and posted.
  • Not handing out plastic goody bags containing paper adverts

Security

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.

Virtual Option

The VIRTUAL option is a great way of participating if you are not able to attend the race on the day. Maybe you are working, on holiday, or do not feel you can enter the actual race.  If you enter the virtual option you can run a 10k at a safe place and time of your choosing. There is no restriction on when you can do this.

Not quite up to 10k?  You can run it all in one go or over several days to suit your needs. No need to upload any results.

Your MEDAL will be posted out to you week commencing 21st November.

Please note: There will be no separate prize pool for the  virtual race.