Town Hall Square Grimsby

9:00 AM

Race overview


The Great Grimsby 10k is in its 7th Year and will take place on Sunday 5th June from the iconic Great Grimsby Town Hall. The route is FLAT & FAST but caters for all running abilities. From the seasoned club runner to the newbie runners who love the camaraderie around the fantastic route.

Have a peruse of the fantastic Runner Guide  >>> Orsted Great Grimsby 10k Runner Guide

SPECTACULAR FINISH LINE EVENT – There will be a spectacular finish line event at the picturesque Victorian Peoples Park in the heart of the town, where you will be welcomed back with music, entertainment and a real carnival atmosphere to commemorate the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

FANTASTIC SUPPORT ON THE ROUTE – The local community give endless support at this race, in the past they have come out with hosepipes and drinks to cool runners down! To get you around the route there will also be lots of music, bands, entertainment, 3 water stations, jelly baby station and a fireman’s hose to cool you down, kindly supplied by the local Humberside Fire & Rescue.


  • Finishers t-shirt
  • Medal
  • Cake!!
  • Pacers
  • FREE activities & entertainment at the finish
  • FREE local parking within 10 mins walking distance
  • FREE baggage storage (limited)
  • Supporting local charities and community groups

Be quick off the mark to enter! The last proper live event in 2019 was a sell out with 4,000 runners.

When the places have gone, they are gone!!

LOCAL SUPPORT – Lots of local businesses support the race, without them them it would not be possible. See our Sponsor Tab for more info. If you would like to get involved and sponsor the race in some way. Please email

VIRTUAL OPTION – If you are still not ready to return to a live race, there is an option to run the 10k virtually in your own time, wherever you feel safe – Please see our Virtual section for more information.

Latest news

May 10, 2022

Please take a few minutes to read through the informative Runner Guide >>> Orsted Great Grimsby 10k Runner Guide

February 3, 2022

“Hi, I’m Josh and I’ll be taking part in this year’s Ørsted Great Grimsby 10km – another fantastic local race organised by Tape2Tape!

“In the lead-up to this race on 5 June, Tape2Tape has asked me to talk about how I got in to running. I’ve recently completed a 10k-everyday challenge in January to raise funds for ‘A Platform to Talk’, a Grimsby-based mental health support group that is very close to my heart. I ran over 200 miles and raised nearly £700 in total.

“Ten years ago, the idea of running even one 10km seemed impossible! But all runners start somewhere and, for me, this was through the popular Couch-to-5k plan. This plan is for beginners (or, if you’re like me, a way of restarting after a few years off!) and gradually builds up your running ability until you are able to run a 5km distance without stopping. From this point, I was able to begin increasing my distance until, before I knew it, the seemingly impossible was actually achievable! From this foundation, I have gone on to run marathon distances and have my eyes set on a 30-mile run in the near future.

“This is an ideal starting point for anyone who is considering entering this year’s race and would like a training plan to get them ready.

“I have run the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k for the past three years. One of the highlights of this race is the supporters who line the streets to cheer you on and, on hot days, cool you down with garden hoses! It is a real celebration of the good in our town.”

December 21, 2021

What better way to kick start your 2022 than signing up for the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k?

The much-loved race will be returning to the streets of Grimsby once again – and this time, a little earlier in the year, on Sunday 5 June. The event will once again be starting at Grimsby Town Hall.

Whether you’re an avid runner or have recently taken up the sport, race organiser Tape2Tape, working with headline sponsors Ørsted and North East Lincolnshire Council, are encouraging as many people as possible to get involved.

The race, now in its seventh year, welcomes experienced runners right through to those who have only dipped their toes in the water.

The popular event brings the community together for local good causes. It is much more than a road race as it raises thousands of pounds for charity each year and creates a wealth of volunteering opportunities.

Entries will open at 00:01 on New Year’s Day. People can sign up at– external site for £22 or £20 for affiliated running club members. Entry includes a t-shirt and medal.

Lauren Little, stakeholder advisor at Ørsted, said: “We have a very exciting 2022 ahead of us with the seventh Great Grimsby 10k supporting seven very deserving local charities. What makes the event so special for us is that anyone can get involved whether you are a beginner, experienced runner, a volunteer or just looking to cheer from the sidelines – everyone has an important role.”

Neil and Nicola Pattison, Tape2Tape directors, added: “Set your alarm as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day and get signed up to the race! We are so excited to welcome all our fantastic runners back for 2022 and would like to thank Ørsted for their continued support as our headline sponsor. The feeling in the town and the support we get is just amazing – it’s everyone that makes the race what it is. And next year will be even more special as the event falls on The Queens Platinum Jubilee weekend.”

2022 will see the return of the finish line event, with a variety of stalls and activities. More information on this will be shared nearer to the event.

The St Hugh’s Hospital family fun run will be back for 2022 and will take place in People’s Park before the main race. Sign-up here:– external site

If you are not quite ready to return to a live race, there is an option to run the 10k virtually in your own time, wherever you feel safe.

Hundreds of volunteering opportunities are also created for local people, making the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K much more than a race. Volunteers are critical for this event, so if you want to join the race crew, email or sign up at– external site.

Along with headline sponsor Ørsted, this year’s event will be sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, Young’s, TIRU – Paprec Energies, NAViGO, JemBuild, Lincolnshire Co-op, myenergi, Freshney Place, St Hugh’s Hospital, EQUANS and DFDS.

The seven chosen local charities for 2022’s event are: OnSide Youth Zone, Harbour Place, A Platform To Talk, The Gardiner Hill Project (part of NAViGO), Mind, Doorstep and RNLI.

OnSide Youth Zone:

  • OnSide’s goal is to ensure that every young person, regardless of their circumstance or background, can access first-rate facilities, alongside expert mentoring and support whenever they want or need to.
  • Horizon Youth Zone in Grimsby will provide thousands of young people with the opportunities and support they need to raise their aspirations and to overcome their own barriers.

Harbour Place:

  • Opening its doors in 1996, Harbour Place aims to help some of the most vulnerable people in our society. In 2011, the charity started operating an Outreach team which works closely with rough sleepers, building relationships and trust to form a base that allows positive change to happen. Harbour Place also has a night shelter, operating 365 days a year.

A Platform To Talk:

  • A Platform To Talk is a local community Facebook group that has been set up by local people to provide a platform for people to talk, seek help and gain advice for mental health issues.


  • Here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem in North East Lincolnshire has somewhere to turn for advice.


  • Doorstep provides accommodation and support to young people and young families, aged 16 to 25 years old, who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or experiencing poor housing within North East Lincolnshire.

The Gardiner Hill Project:

  • NAViGo’s official charity set up to enhance and enrich the lives of people with mental health problems.


  • The RNLI is a charity of volunteers who save lives at sea. Powered primarily by donations, their search and rescue service has been saving lives for nearly 200 years.

A £1 donation is made from every race entry into a fund shared between the event’s charity partners.

Any local business who would like to support the event in some way can get in touch at

Race entry

ENTRY COSTS: £20 affiliated – £22 unaffiliated – includes the Medal, Finishers T-shirt & CAKE!!

Late entries from 10am Wednesday 18th May  £26/£24

The course has been measured and is certified to be exactly 10km in length. View the >>> Course measurement certificate

LICENCE 2022-42184

Enter Race

Click the link below to sign up to this race

Race course


For those of you that are familiar with the route, it is exactly the same as we have used in previous years.

It is FLAT & FAST! It starts at the iconic Great Grimsby Town Hall, heads out on some main roads through the town and passes through some great communities who support you all the way. You will then have a great stretch (we think this bit is ever so slightly down hill!) along Peaks Parkway where you will come across the EQUANS MAD MILE section. In this section, if you choose, you can try to run a fast time in this mile, there will be prizes!! If not then just enjoy the route.

You will eventually finish in the glorious Victorian Peoples Park in the centre of Great Grimsby to a rousing welcome!.


You can view the race route >>>RACE ROUTE


Medical provision

UK Athletics specify the amount of medical coverage that is needed at any road race that they licence. With our ethos of safety being our number one priority, we always far exceed the minimum requirements. We will have a fully staffed first aid post at the finish as well as one out on the course.


Our team of Course Marshals are from 7 local charities who all receive a financial donation from the race, plus some free entries to enable them to raise much needed funds.

They will be in place at every road junction, for the safety of all runners as well as other road users. Please ensure that you obey the instructions of marshals at all times. There will be more than 100 volunteer marshals on the course, so please show your appreciation as you run past them.

There will also be a team of Cycle Marshals out on the route plus many other volunteers at the start and finish. Please give them a big smile and a thank you….when you have got your breath back!

Risk assessment

A risk assessment complying with UK Athletics requirements will be regularly updated as planning for the race progresses.

Lead car/cyclists

A lead car and cyclists will be on the course ahead of the lead runners warning other road users that runners are on their way

Road closures

Road Closure & Traffic Management Information during the 2022 Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k

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.

Great Grimsby Town Centre roads will begin to close from 0600 hrs, All other roads will start to be closed down from 0800 hrs. We expect the full network to be back to normal by 11.45

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 as soon as safely possible.

  • Start Line – Doughty Road/ Town Hall area closed from 0600 hrs
  • 0800 hrs all other effected roads close – PLEASE SEE BELOW
  • 0845 course – ‘locked down’ our safety car will travel the route
  • Race Starts at 0900 hrs – runners start in 2 waves 0900hrs and 0910hrs.
  • 0930hrs Start Area/Town Hall area re-opens
  • Then on rolling basis roads reopen
  • 0930hrs – Bargate/ Nuns corner re- opens
  • 0950hrs – Scartho Road/ Louth Road A1243 re-opens
  • 1045hrs – A16 Peaks Parkway re-opens
  • 1100hrs – Welhome Road/Park Drive and surrounding roads re-open
  • 1115hrs – Anticipated all roads open









A16 PEAKS PARKWAY – Louth Road RoundAbout to Welholme Road

















Link to race route –




Please note that the actual race route and some surroundings streets will be closed from 8am. You can view a map of the route HERE

You are advised to plan your journey thoroughly and well in advance of race day.

Park and Stride

This is around a 5-10 minute walk to the start area and a similar walk back from the finish area.

Will open at 7am and close at 3pm prompt. Some roads in the vicinity of the park and stride will close at 8am. The only access will be off Herefrod Avenue and not Bargate. Laceby Road will be open to allow access into Hereford Avenue at all times.

This will be at The Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education
Hereford Avenue
North East Lincolnshire
DN34 5BQ

Free Car Parking at Freshney Place

Directions can be found HERE

To obtain free parking;

  • Runners enter the East car parks, from 7:30am and take a ticket as normal.
  • When ready to leave, please take your ticket and bib number to our Customer Service Desk.  They will then validate the ticket.
  • If you do not have a ‘bib’ number unfortunately they will be unable to provide free parking.

Free parking …Abbey Walk Multi story car park DN311NB

7am and close at 3pm. Access is via Bethlehem Street.

Many roads will be closed in the vicinity of the car park so plan well.

Other car parks

These can be found HERE

Grimsby Bus Station

This is 2 minutes walk to the start area and 10 minutes walk back from the finish line.

Grimsby Train Station

This is 5 minutes walk to the start line and 10 minutes walk back from the finish area.


Cash prizes for first, second and third placed male and female:  first £250, second £150 and third: £100. These will be awarded on gun time.

All remaining prizes will be awarded on chip time. Team prizes will be calculated on aggregate time for their team members

Corporate Challenge: mixed teams, first four runners in each team to count. Trophy for first, second and third teams.

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


  • What is the minimum age?

    • UKA who provide a race licence and public liability insurance stipulate 15 years of age

  • When will my runner number and timing chip arrive?

    Your runner number with timing chip attached will arrive at the address you registered to enter the race no later than after the post has been delivered on Tuesday 31st May. If you entered after 10am on Monday 23rd May your number is to be collected from Great Grimsby Town Hall on the morning of the race from 730am. This is near to all car parks and 2 minute walk to the start line. If your number has not arrived by this time please read on

    • Please do not turn up at the  race  without your runner number. Please take the time to solve the problem in advance of  race weekend.
    • Please check that you have actually entered the race. You can do this in 2 ways. Firstly log into your Results Base account and check the races you have signed to in there. Secondly, you can check the entry list >>>> ENTRY LIST 
    • Please check the address you registered with as this is where your runner number has been posted out to. You can check this by logging into your Results Base account. If you have now moved house please try and retrieve your number from your old address.
    • If you still do not have  a number please contact Tape2Tape immediately. Please e mail stating your name and full postal address so that we can assist you.

  • Are dogs allowed?

    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

  • When will I receive my medal and tee shirt?

    Once you have completed the 10k we will have a fab team handing out medals and tee shirts to you. Virtual runners will receive theirs a week or so after the live race has taken place.

  • 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/transfer to another Tape2Tape race?

    Sorry this is not possible at this very late stage.......... 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.   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)
    • medical cover
    • traffic management to close the roads
    • barriers
    • band fees
    • charity donations
    • hire of race equipment including pa equipment, radios and  portaloos etc
    • race numbers/timing chips and postage(already posted out)
    • plus a whole host of other goods and services directly related to the race.

  • How do I transfer my place to another runner?

    We have a very generous free transfer  process for which we extended the deadline date to 10am on Wednesday 18th May. It is now not possible to transfer your  entry to another runner.

  • Can I push a pushchair?

    Sorry no it is too dangerous due to the volume of runners at the race. We do however allow wheelchair users to participate and ask that they contact us in advance of the race so we can work together to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable race day experience.

  • How do I know if I am entered in the race?

    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

  • I have a disability and would like some advice about entering the race.

    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 or call her on 01472 824894

  • Where can I leave my baggage?

    We are encouraging participants to ask any family/friends to look after their bags where possible whilst they are running the race. However, there will be limited baggage facilities available at the start line. Only 1 coach will be parked up and able to look after your baggage. This year you will need to attach your own tag to your bag with your running number written on it. Head to the coach near the start line and show the team that your running number corresponds with your baggage, you will then be allowed to place your bag on the coach. The coach will be parked up close to the finish line on the road outside the park not far from the bandstand where you entered as you finished the race. Show them your running number and they will allow you to collect the corresponding bag. PLEASE NOTE - The Baggage Coach will LEAVE at 0830hrs PROMPT.

  • where can I view the Runner Guide?
  • Can I change my tee shirt size?

    We appreciate that on occasions a tee shirt size need will differ from when you place your order to when the race takes place. We order tee shirts to size so that every participant receives the tee shirt they order, irrespective of what their finish time is. This is important. Your runner number which has been ordered, has your tee shirt size printed on it. When you cross the finish line the team of volunteers will hand you a tee shirt according to what is endorsed on your number. They will not hand you a different size tee shirt as this could mean that someone who finishes later in the race will not be able to have the size they ordered, which is not fair. There is however a solution. Once the last runner has gone over the line, not before, please go back to the tee shirt team and if there are  any left over they will be happy to exchange for you. We think this is the fairest way to help you.    

  • Can I move wave starts?

    Sorry this is not possible at this very late stage. Your runner number will be endorsed according to the wave start time you chose at registration. You will be allowed into the appropriate start according to your choice. Pre race all runners will gather in front of the town hall. Wave 1 will be called forward to enter the start area. Once they have set off , wave 2 will be called forward. We have 2 wave starts for two reasons. Firstly so that there is no congestion in the start area, which will allow runners to feel comfortable before the race starts . Secondly it spreads the field out across the whole course and reduces the chance of runners having to queue for medals etc one over the finish line.

  • Why is my name not on my number?

    As you entered after the cut off date for personalised printing.




We are proud to announce that ØRSTED have agreed to sponsor this race for another 3 years from 2022 up to 2024.


This race has a great friendly community feel. It also supports lots of local Charities and Community groups year on year raising thousands of pounds for these causes.

Without our fantastic sponsors we wouldn’t be able to do this.


North East Lincolnshire Council, Youngs, Navigo, Lincs Coop, Jembuild, St Hugh’s Hospital, Freshney Place, TIRU. EQUANS myenergi and John Roe are all committed to supporting the 2022 race.



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; 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 in the 10k.



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.

  • 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  or move from the live race to the virtual until 9am on Monday 2nd May 2022
  • I agree that I will not give my place in the race to anyone outside of the authorised transfer process.

Unexpected or unforeseen circumstances

In the event that adverse weather, a pandemic or any other prevailing circumstances mean that the race cannot take place I acknowledge that Tape2Tape will post out my medal and Tee shirt to the address which I registered with, before 18th June 2022. There will be no new date for the race in 2022.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


These are for finishers and will not be posted out to anyone who for any reason is unable to take part in the actual race. This is due to additional postage/admin costs.


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.




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.


  • 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.


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/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.

Virtual Race Participation

I will not take part in the live event on race day if I have entered the virtual race. Entry to the race will be refused if you try to do so.

  • agree that I will not take part in the virtual event should I have any illness or other pre-existing medical condition which may put me under any unnecessary risk.
  • I acknowledge and agree that:
    • I will follow the up to date Government guidelines on Covid-19

running is an endurance sport;

  • I should only undertake such an activity to a level which reflects my level of fitness.
  • Minimum age for entry is 15.
  • It is your personal responsibility to ensure that you closely follow all Government guidelines in relation to Covid-19. In particular you must consider the time of day and period of time when you run, carefully select your route, and apply social distancing to stay clear/give priority to pedestrians and people using public spaces.
  • You must inform someone of where you are going and to check in with them on your return
  • You should carry an ICE (in case of emergency) card with your details
  • Refunds of entry fee will not be considered under any circumstances
  • We are unable to defer entries to subsequent years or transfer to another Tape2Tape race.
  • This is a challenging event. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the required fitness to complete the virtual race
  • The organisers do not advocate the use of personal headphones whilst out running.
  • You enter this race entirely at your own risk. The organisers will not be liable for any injury to you, no matter how it was caused..
  • It is your personal responsibility to ensure that you arrive in good health ready to complete the virtual run. You are advised to note the advice at



Enter Race

Click the link below to sign up to this race

Thank you for submitting your details.

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


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.

10KM Course

The 10km course itself is flat, on wide tarmac roads(with the exception of the last 100m which is on grass), which should make it suitable for athletes in wheelchairs.

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 10km race is 15.


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 or telephone 01472 824894.


For anyone who is still not ready to attend an actual race, there is a virtual option where you can run a 10k at a safe place and time of your choosing, anytime between 5th and 30th June(if you want to be included in the virtual results). Otherwise you can just run it for the achievement anytime you wish.

Or maybe you are working or on holiday but would still love to take part!

  • You can run it all in one go or over several days to suit your needs.
  • You can then upload your times to a separate results system.(if you choose to do so)by e mail to
  • Your virtual medal and tee shirt will be posted out to you week commencing 6th June 2022
  • Please note there will be no separate prize pool for the  virtual race

Great Grimsby Facts

According to legend, Great Grimsby was founded in the ninth century by a Danish Viking. The name Grimsby is thought to have originated from the Grim’s by, or ‘Grim’s Village’, based on Grim – the Danish Viking thought to be the founder of the town.

Grimsby is today a thriving modern town offering excellent facilities for education, shopping, leisure and work.  Grimsby is undergoing a radical transformation as part of a 25-year vision for the town, including the recently completed £6million town centre regeneration project, key developments on the docks, and exciting leisure developments in the town centre and beyond.

Once the world’s largest fishing port, the town is now benefitting from the rise of the offshore renewable energy industry and is a European centre for food processing.

North East Lincolnshire in a nutshell

North East Lincolnshire – home to the UK’s largest port and the seafood capital of the country.  North East Lincolnshire covers 192 square kilometres and includes the port towns of Great Grimsby and Immingham, the resort town of Cleethorpes and the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The population is about 157,300 and there are about 70,000 households.

Chart-topper Ella Henderson, motorbike ace Guy Martin, Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin and Joanne Clifton, Miranda star Patricia Hodge, elephant man John Hurt and Australia’s most-despised soap character, Mrs Nell Mangel, played by actress Vivean Gray, are all from the borough.

Legendary music producer and former fish factory worker Rod Temperton is from Cleethorpes. He wrote and produced many of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits including Rock With You, Off the Wall and Thriller.

Elton John’s 1974 track ‘Grimsby’ was written by Bernie Taupin about his time in the town as a teenager. One line reads: “Oh England you’re fair, but there’s none to compare with my Grimsby. Through nights of mad youth, I have loved every sluice in your harbour.”

North East Lincolnshire’s key business sectors are:  ports and logistics, food processing, energy and renewables, chemical and process, housing and development and the visitor economy.

Great Grimsby top facts

Grimsby Dock Tower was designed as hydraulic tower by James William Wild and he modelled it on the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, Italy. It stands 61m (200ft) high and was completed on 27 March 1852.

A miniature version of the Port of Grimsby can be found at Legoland Windsor – it features the Dock Tower, Corporation Bridge and other local landmarks.

Grimsby and Immingham handle more cargo than any other port complex in the UK

Grimsby is at the forefront in serving the developing offshore wind energy industry. Our headline sponsor Ørsted plus Centrica, RES Offshore, Siemens and E-on have all based their offshore operations and maintenance teams at the docks.

Grimsby is the UK’s major car import terminal with 500,000 vehicles handled each year

And of course, there’s a lot of fish…

Traditional Grimsby Smoked Fish enjoys Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) in recognition of its long history of curing

Grimsby is Europe’s Food Town with around 500 food-related companies based here

60 per cent of all seafood eaten in the UK is processed in Grimsby and the Humber

The seafood industry is worth £2.5bn to North East Lincolnshire

Grimsby is the UK’s seafood capital with more than 100 fish related companies – including Young’s, Morrisons, Icelandic Seachill and Saucy Fish Co

Grimsby’s fish market handles some 21,000 tonnes of fresh fish each year

Grimsby is the destination for 60 species of seafood from more than 30 countries

Grimsby has the largest concentration of cold storage facilities in Europe

£5.6m Humber seafood Institute at Europarc to support the UK seafood industry

Not long after Birdseye launched the first frozen fish fingers in the USA in 1955, Grimsby’s Eskimo Frozen Foods created their own version made with whole pieces of fish.  One of their first marketing promotions was to give buyers of their fish fingers a photograph of an up and coming young group called The Beatles.  Today, 114 packets of fish fingers are thought to be sold every minute in shops across the UK.

Wave Start

To assist in reducing overcrowding we will re-introduce the 2 wave start which worked well in 2019.

At sign up you choose your approximate finish time of under or over 55 minutes. There will be a gap of around 10 minutes between each wave starting. All times are recorded by electronic chip.


We are setting aside £1 from every paid entry that will will be shared across our 7 local chosen charities.

Each charity will also be allocated some FREE fundraising places.

This year we are supporting

  • Gardiner Hill Foundation
  • Harbour Place
  • Doorstep
  • Online
  • MIND
  • RNLI
  • A Platform to talk

You will also see Marshals from each of the Charities around the route supporting and cheering you on so give them a wave!



We take 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.

We will ensure

  • Provision of hand sanitizer at key locations
  • Extensive briefing to runners, spectators and the general public
  • 2 wave start of the race
  • Regular contact with Public Health England and revise plans accordingly

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

This page will be updated in the event that the guidance changes.


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 truck, 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 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.