Morton, Gainsborough

9:30 AM

Race overview

The Race is now full!

Tape2Tape are delighted to be organising the Gainsborough Morton 10k road race. This is located in a lovely Lincolnshire village, with the course being very flat, fast and scenic, taking in a stretch alongside the River Trent.

Every finisher will receive a fantastic quality medal and cake!



Latest news

January 27, 2020

Hope this e mail finds you fit and healthy and your running is going well. Less than 2 months to go to race day and we are well and truly full, with over 1300 runners signed up.

Walters Opticians Family Fun Run

By popular demand we have decided to organise a 1km family fun run as part of the 10k race. It will start at the 9km mark of the 10k and finish in exactly the same place. The great news is that the fun runners will be able to cheer on the main race before walking down to their start line.
This is suitable for anyone who wishes to run, jog, walk or stroll.
Medal and sweets for all finishers.
Discount entry fee for families(2 or more)
You can view full details in the >>>Web Site
Direct link to the >>>Entry System

Unable to Run?

We have a free transfer service for those situations whereby you are unable to take part in the 10k for whatever reason. The deadline to do so is 9am on 24th February.
Please have a look at the FAQs for full details on our >>>Web Site
ØRSTED Great Grimsby 10k

Entries for the race open up at 6pm this Friday. We have a fantastic offer on whereby you will have the opportunity as part of the entry process to sign up for the ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon or the brand new 10k, with an amazing 20% discount.
You can see full details about the race >>>HERE

All the best with your running and we look forward to seeing you on 22nd March.

Best regards

Nicola and Neil; Tape2Tape

Gainsborough Morton 10k 2020

Race entry

Late Entry into the race is

£21.00 UKA member

£23.00 otherwise

(plus a small card transaction fee)

For this every runner will get

  • A flat, fast, friendly and scenic race
  • Totally closed roads
  • Fantastic medal
  • Cake
  • Professional medical back up
  • Free parking
  • Free photographs

Race HQ

This will be at the lovely location of Morton Village Hall. Here there will be

  • Loos
  • Baggage drop
  • Refreshments
  • Entry queries

This is a short walk from the start and finish lines. There is limited parking in this area, runners are advised to use the High School for safe off street parking.

Race course

This is a lovely flat, fast, friendly and scenic 10km course.

You can view the electronic map >>>> VIEW ROUTE

Road closures

The race will be run on totally closed roads.

As race organisers our number one priority is safety. We will 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.


We will be going to significant lengths to advertise the road closures

  • Hundreds of letters delivered to residents and businesses on the route
  • Local media awareness
  • Social media posts
  • Advanced signage on the route a week before race day
  • Signed diversionary routes

Full details of specific roads affected will be posted here several weeks prior to the race.



We ask that you travel to the race with more than you in the car! This will assist in reducing the environmental impact of the race and reduce the need to queue when parking.

The main race car park is at Queen Elizabeth High School, Morton Terrace, Gainsborough DN21 2ST. School staff will be on hand to ensure you are parked up safely.

There is a much smaller car park at Morton Cleveland Surgery, Vanessa Dr, Gainsborough DN21 2UQ

There is also plenty of on street parking within a mile of the start/finish area.

We are very reliant on the support of the local community, so please park in a safe and sensible manner


The race offers a very generous prize pool.

1st Male/Female £200

2nd Male/Female £150

3rd Male/Female £100

Team awards

There will be a prize for the first male and first female England athletics club runners; first 4 runners to count. This will be based on aggregate finish positions.

Vets Prizes

Due to the potential for cold weather, we do not want runners waiting around for a long time. As a result these will be posted out around a week after the race.

Vets prizes will be awarded to first placed runners.

Male/Female Vet 35 up to Vet 80 in 5 year increments.

Also, first under 20 male/female.

Corporate Cup

This will be awarded to the first team of 4 male and/or female business team to cross the line.


  • Can I have a refund/defer/transfer my entry to another race?

    Sorry this is not possible as per the terms and conditions you agreed to when entering the race. As runners ourselves we recently lost over £100 as we were injured and unable to take part in the Great North Run. As soon as you enter the race we incur significant costs such as vat, entry processing which we are unable to recover.

  • Can I wear earphones in the race?

    We do not advocate the use of any type of headphones during the race. Whilst the roads are closed to traffic, you must be aware of your surroundings, including the possibility that a car may stray onto the course. If you choose to wear headphones you do so entirely at your own risk.

  • Where does it start/finish?

    The start line is on Walkerith Road near to Morton Village Hall. This is around 0.75 miles from parking at the high school. The finish line is on Filed Lane, which is round 400m from the start line.

  • Can I transfer my entry to another runner?

    Yes you can util 9am on 24th February. To do so please follow these instructions. If you have any problems please contact Results Base.

    Transfer to someone else

    In most cases it is possible to transfer your entry in an event to someone else. Please note that any payment for this transferred ticket is arranged between yourself and the person taking over the entry. Some organisers may charge a ‘release fee’ which must be paid by the person giving up the place. • Log into your profile at Results Base • Select Your orders • Find the order which contains the entry to the event and click the Signed up link • Find the name of the person whose entry you are transferring and click Change owner. You will be prompted to enter the email address of the person who is taking over the entry and they will receive an email with all the necessary information and links. See the Transfer page for more details.

  • Can I push a pushchair in the race?

    Sorry no due to reasons of safety it will be too congested at the start.

  • What is the minimum entry age?

    15 as per our race licence.

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

    You can change your address, and other details like your club, by looking for your entry under Your tickets once you are logged into your Results Base  profile Use the Edit participant option. Please also take a moment to check that we have a valid mobile number and email address registered for you in the athlete data. NOTE: this is a new location for your information, it is no longer held in 'Your athletes' as it has been in previous years. If you entered another person on your order then you are also responsible for checking and updating their information as their athlete details are also held on a Ticket in your profile. Results Base have produced an information page if you need any additional advice to update your details. >>>UPDATES

  • I have a disability and would like more information 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. You can also call Nicola 01472 824894 or e mail



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


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.


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

Entries can not be deferred to future years.

Entries can not be transferred to any other Tape2Tape events.

You can transfer your entry to another runner until 9am on 24th February 2020


I will not give my place in the race to anyone outside of the authorised transfer process.

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, an e mail will be sent out to the e mail address you registered with and on the event Face book page.  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. If we are unable to re-arrange 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.

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


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 .

Thank you for submitting your details.

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

Previous organiser

From Kevin Housham……..


After 8 successful years of building up the Gainsborough & Morton 10k I have taken the difficult decision that I personally can no longer continue. Demanding changes in my work circumstance are making my home/work life balance very hard to manage. I feel I can no longer put my heart and soul into this tremendous event for the town. I feel very passionately about the event and I really toiled with the decision.



The good news is that I have with success approached Neil & Nicola Pattison from Tape2Tape and I have great pleasure in letting you all know they will be taking the event under their successful umbrella for 2020. I personally am so pleased that such a great team will be continuing the event into next year. Nicola and Neil said, ‘ We were honoured to be approached by Kevin to ask us to take over his successful race. Indeed we remember assisting him in measuring the course all those years ago. We have both ran the 10K and know what a great reputation Kevin has built up. We will be happy to do our part to ensure this great race continue into next year.’


Please put March 22nd 2020 in your diary, entry details to follow soon.


Finally I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has helped along the way to build this race to what we have now especially our wonderful sponsors, there are far too many individuals to mention but one person I want to thank for putting up with so much and for sticking by me all the way is my wife Emma Housham – people can’t achieve what I have without the love and support she has shown me.


Thank you all and see you on the start line in 2020 as I will be running it!


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 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 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.



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


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


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 or telephone 01472 824894.


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.


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 or telephone 01472 824894.

Time Limit

There will be a strictly imposed 1 hour 40 minutes time limit for the race.

This is a running event so we reasonably expect everyone to finish within this time. This is necessary to minimise disruption to the general public due to the roads being closed.

Anyone who fails to reach the half way point within 50 minutes will  not be allowed to continue in the race and will be offered a lift in the sweep vehicle.

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 buses, 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.


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 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.

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