Town Hall Square Grimsby

10:00 AM

Race overview

Following on from the amazing success of the 2018 race, we will be back with some further subtle improvements for 2019.

Why not have a look at the fantastic drone footage from 2018 >>> DRONE FOOTAGE

What do we have on offer

  • Quality medal and tee shirt
  • Race on safe closed roads
  • 2 wave start
  • Chip timing
  • Fantastic support on the route
  • Bands on the run
  • Free piccies
  • Fab finish in Victorian Park
  • Entertainment post race
  • Professional medical back up
  • Excellent value for money entry fees

Latest news

July 29, 2018

Within a week of the 2018 race over 500 runners had already signed up for the 2019 race!!

Race entry

Entries are now open. The price structure is as follows

Individual age15+: Price per participant(a small process fee is added before checkout)

To 29th July 2018 £15 unafilliated. £13 afilliated

To 1st September 2018 £16 unafilliated, £14 afilliated

From 1st September 2018 £17 unafilliated, £15 afilliated

Enter Race

Click the link below to sign up to this race

Race HQ

Race HQ will be in the vicinity of the iconic Great Grimsby Town Hall

 

Race HQ: Great Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Great Grimsby DN31 1HU

Parking: Fresheny Place; Abbey Walk Multi-Storey (DN31 1NB, 428 spaces), Duchess Street (DN32 0RW, 225 spaces), Market Hall roof (DN31 1EB, 118 spaces), Fishing Heritage Centre North (DN31 1SY, 30 spaces), Fishing Heritage Centre North (DN31 1SY, 119 spaces), Town Hall car park will be closed.

Start and Finish: Start in Doughty Road near to Grimsby Town Hall, finishing in People’s Park. People’s Park is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the Town Hall.

Start times: 10am: 10k race Wave 1starts, 101.0 Wave 2 starts

Fun run starts  9.30am:

Toilets: Great Grimsby Town Hall inside and outside as well as the finish in  People’s Park

Baggage Buses

These will be located in the vicinity of Great Grimsby Town Hall and will leave at 9.20am prompt to take your bags to the finish area.

Great Grimsby interesting 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.

 

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Race course

Safety

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.

Road closures

roads

We are applying to North East Lincolnshire Council for a full road closure order for the race.

We will work with local communities to minimise impact, communicate full details of the road closures and encourage their involvement in this great event.

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.

Marshals

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.

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

Course measurement certificate

The course has been measured and certified as an exact 10km route.>>> Great Grimsby 10k Course measurement

Road closures

Road Closure & Traffic Management Information during the 2018 Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k and Fun Run.

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.

With the exception of an area in Great Grimsby Town Centre, roads will start to be closed down from 8.30 am. We expect the full network to be back to normal by 12.45

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 asap.

road closed

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

  • Thousands 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

Click on the map below to enlarge.

Electronic map can be found HERE

 

map

Grimsby Town Centre

The area bounded by Doughty Road, Town Hall Square, East Street, Victoria Street, Town Hall Street, Pasture Street, Osborne Street and New Street will be closed from 7.30am and re-open around 11am. This is to allow the start line to be set up as well as provide a safe area for the expected 5,000 people to congregate prior to the race.

 

Weelsby Road and surrounding Streets

We will do our utmost to keep one end of Weelsby Road open for as long as possible. There may however be a period of about 20 minutes when both ends are closed to traffic. This will be relaxed as soon as it is safe to open up.

We expect that the Nuns Corner end will be closed from 8.30am. It will re-open at about 10.40am. The Peaks Parkway junction will be kept open for traffic to travel towards Cleethorpes until just before the first runner enters the Parkway. It will not be possible for vehicles to enter Peaks Parkway from 8.30am.

Diana Princess of Wales Hospital

We are working closely with the hospital and East Midlands Ambulance Service to ensure it is business as normal. Access to the hospital for members of the public and staff is via Second Avenue. Ambulances who are travelling to/from the hospital in an emergency will have access to the race route at all times.

Louth Road

Anyone wishing to exit Louth Road during the race are advised to park their vehicle in Southfield Avenue prior to 8.30am. This will allow you to drive onto Waltham Road and out of town.

Park Drive.

This will be closed at both junctions with Welholme Road from 8.30am and re-open around 12.30. It will however be possible to use Park Drive and exit into Weelsby Road.  Anyone who lives between number 1 and 10 Park Drive are advised to leave their vehicle beyond number 11 if you need to leave during the times of the road closures.

Scartho Top

Access in and out of Scartho Top during the race will be via the hospital grounds and Second Avenue.

 

 

Prizes

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.

Overall winners: as per UKA rules, the times used for calculating results will be GUN times and so all potential winners should be at the front of the wave. It is expected that the overall winners will come from Wave 1.

 

Category winners: as per UKA rules, the times used for calculating results will be GUN times and so all potential winners should be at the front of the wave. Wave 1 and Wave 2 will have separate gun stars so slower/older categories will not be penalised for starting in Wave 2 but they should start at the front of that wave. Runners who change wave will run the risk of having an incorrect time as early starts (ie Wave 2 jumping to Wave 1) will be ignored and late starts (Wave 1 jumping to Wave 2) will not be compensated for the time difference.

 

Team results will be based on net/chip times and not on gun times.

 

Mad Mile results will be based on the actual time between the two timing points and will not be affected by wave (it is expected that the fastest time will come from Wave 1 for obvious reasons!).

 

The time shown on your SMS message (if you selected that option) will be your actual running time (net/chip time) and results online will be shown in net/chip time order along with the time taken to cover the Mad Mile. As the Mad Mile is not at an exact K point within the 10K the intermediate splits will not be shown (you will get a split time to the start of the Mad Mile in your results details but this will not be used as the basis of any pace or speed calculation).

FAQs

  • When will I receive my number and timing chip?

    About 7-10 days before the race

  • Can I wear earphones in the race?

    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?

    Sorry no, please see terms and conditions that you signed up to. As soon as you enter the race your money will start to be spent on goods/services for the race.

  • How do I change my club name, address or any other details?

    You must follow the instructions exactly as they appear in the appear in the following guidance. You need to update our records. You do this using the on-line entry company web site. DETAILS

  • Can I push a pushchair in the race?

    Sorry no it is too dangerous. 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 my entry has been accepted?

    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
     

  • Can I run with a dog?

    Dogs are not allowed in the race due to health/safety issues. If you wish to run with a guide dog, please contact us so we can discuss the safest way for you to participate

  • I have a disability and am not sure if I should compete

    Please see the full page section on Inclusivity at our event. If you have any concerns then feel free to e mail Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or call her on 01472 824894

  • Can I change waves?

    You will be allocated a runner number according to your anticipated finishing time. The number will indicate which wave you start in. Wave 1 will start at 10am, wave 2 will start around 10 minutes later. You are not able to change waves after 3pm on 14trh June 2019   Your finish time will be determined from when you cross the start line until when you go over the finish line.

  • I have moved address?

    You need to update our records. You do this using the on-line entry company web site. DETAILS It will not be possible to make changes after 3pm on 14th June as the long process to have personalised runner numbers and race brochures posted out will have started. It is your responsibility to visit any previous address to collect your race packs, not ours!

  • Will I have my name on my runner number?

    Yes but only if you enter before 3pm on 14th June 2019

  • Can I transfer my number to another runner?

    Yes until 3pm on 14th June. After this time we can not transfer entries. Please see details of how to transfer here TRANSFERS

  • What is the minimum age to enter the 10k?

    UK Athletics stipulate 15 years of age

  • Can I defer my entry to another year or another Tape2Tape race?

    No. Please see the terms and conditions you signed up to. As soon as you enter the race we incur costs for such as on-line entry and the purchase of goods/services connected with organising the race.

Sponsors

Charity

Terms and conditions

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 www.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 10km race

 

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.

 

Entries received prior to 3pm on 6th June will have the runners first name on their runner number.

 

Do not run using any other runners number. You can transfer to another runner up until 3pm on 6th June.

 

.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 and on the event Face book page. A message will also be left on the event mobile phone. 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.

 

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 https://tape2tape.co.uk/privacy-policy/ .

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.

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.

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 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 10km race is 15.

Parking

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

Access

Grimsby Town Hall has a disabled access situated on the left hand side and at the rear of the building the same access which is used for the Councils Archives Department, and this is signed on the entrance.  Access is gained via an intercom just inside the entrance hall which is connected to the Town Hall reception desk, who can remotely open the door, this gives direct access to the ground floor or the lift to the first floor.  The first floor disabled toilets are situated directly down the corridor to the left as you exit the lift.  Ground floor access is via a corridor to the left hand side as you come through the disabled entrance signposted “Reception” a stair lift will be available so that the ground floor disabled toilets can be accessed which are situated to the right of the main staircase.

When exiting the building there is a push button to automatically open the door.

 

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.

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Race information

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

Public Transport

There is plenty of public transport accessing Grimsby  Town centre (buses, trains and taxis), only a short distance away from the race start.

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 07919603800.

Security

Security Advice

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

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

If using the baggage 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.

Shop

By popular request we have a limited number of event Hoodies and training tops for sale.

Hoodies are £21.99 including p and p.

Training tops are £9.99 each

Items can be purchased >>> SHOP

Parking/Transport

The most important message is for you to plan ahead and arrive at the race early. There are many different travel options for you to consider, so please choose the right one that works for you before and after the race. If you are using a car, please consider lift sharing.

Walking

The start line in Grimsby Town Centre and finish area in Peoples Park are easily accessible for local people to walk to. You may wish to consider having someone drop you off before the race. Please avoid the road closures which commence around 830am.

Grimsby Cycle Hub 

This is located only a short walk from both the start and finish lines and is a great way to reach the race. You can leave your bicycle securely with them and they will even do any repairs at a reasonable cost for you whilst you are out running!

Full details of their services can be found on their>>> WEB SITE

Coach Parking

Coach parking is available at the Burgess Street car park, just off the A16 Victoria Street South. The nearest postcode is DN31 1PB.

By bus

The bus station will operate as usual on race day but Town Hall street will be closed.  We’re grateful to Stagecoach for their support in redirecting buses on race day. For further details on bus travel around Grimsby contact Traveline on 0871 2002233 or visit www.traveline.org.uk.

 

By train

A regular rail service operates from all parts of the country directly into Grimsby Town station, a short walk from the race start. For all timetable details telephone 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

 

 

 

The bus station will operate as usual on race day but Town Hall street will be closed.  We’re grateful to Stagecoach for their support in redirecting buses on race day. For further details on bus travel around Grimsby contact Traveline on 0871 2002233 or visit www.traveline.org.uk.

 

By train

A regular rail service operates from all parts of the country directly into Grimsby Town station, a short walk from the race start. For all timetable details telephone 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.