Town Hall Square Grimsby
Entry Opens up at 0001 on New Years Day 2022
The much-loved race that supports many local charities and community groups is set to return to the streets of Grimsby.
The spectacular town event will take place on Sunday 5th June from Great Grimsby Town Hall.
Be quick off the mark to enter! At the last live race there were 4,000 runners.
VIRTUAL OPTION – 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 – Please see our Virtual section for more information.
Fantastic medal and tee shirt for all in the 10k and virtual.
For those of you that are familiar with the route, it is exactly the same as we used in previous years.
The route is flat taking in some long stretches across the town. You will eventually finish in the glorious Victorian people Park in the centre of Great Grimsby.
You can view the race route >>>RACE ROUTE
The safety of all participants is our number one priority. You will see that we have gone to great lengths to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable race day experience.
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.
Marshals 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. Please respect the social distancing with all race volunteers and marshals that you come into contact with.
A risk assessment complying with UK Athletics requirements will be regularly updated as planning for the race progresses.
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
Course measurement certificate
The course has been measured and certified as an exact 10km route.>>> GY10K Course Measurement
There will be ample parking just a short walk away from the start/finish.
Cash prizes for first, second and third placed male and female: first £250, second £150 and third: £100.
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
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.
We are proud to announce that ØRSTED have already agreed to sponsor this race for another 3 years from 2022 up to 2024.
Our other Sponsors – North East Lincolnshire Council, Youngs, Navigo, Lincs Coop, Jembuild, St Hugh’s Hospital and Freshney Place are all committed to 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 runnersmedicalresource.com
- understand the importance, for safety reasons, of obeying the rules, guidelines and instructions given by the Event Organisers officials, stewards, nominated representatives and other authorised personnel and hereby agree to abide by the same and to behave responsibly at all times during the Event and be mindful of the impact of my actions on others; and
- agree that my participation in the Event is for recreational and/or charity fundraising purposes only and I will not participate in the Event for any commercial or business purpose. The Event organiser will have no liability to the Participant for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or other loss of business opportunity.
- Minimum age for entry is 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.
TEE SHIRTS and MEDALS
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 http://www.runnersmedicalresource.com
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
For anyone who does not feel they can enter the 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
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)
Your virtual medal and tee shirt will be posted out to you week commencing 6th June 2022
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.
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.
You will also see Marshals from each of the Charities around the route supporting and cheering you on so give them a wave!