Town Hall Square Grimsby

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Race overview

 

Update 1130 am 11th June

We have just released a small number of places for the 10k. Entry will close on Sunday 13th June

Places also available beyond 13th June for the virtual .

The much-loved race that supports many local charities and community groups is set to return to the streets of Grimsby as a COVID-safe event for 2021.

As the lockdown lifts and it becomes safer for more activities to take place, the 2021 Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K will be one of the first major events to take place in the area, but it will be very different to previous races. For more information on what will be different about this year race please see our Covid-19 section.

The spectacular town event will take place on Sunday 18th July from Grimsby Town Hall, with a staggered start between 9am and 11am.

While many have taken up exercise and been enjoying the great outdoors throughout the pandemic, it is hoped the event, which is expected to sell out, will attract runners, old and new.

Be quick off the mark to enter! At the last live race there were 4,000 runners, this year there are only 2,000 slots up for grabs!!

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.

Latest news

May 17, 2021

We would like to thank everyone who has voted with their feet and signed up to this years Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k which is now full.
Places are still available for the virtual race which you can run in your own time between 18th and 31st July and still receive a fab medal and tee shirt. Enter 👉 https://resultsbase.net/event/5564
There is also a waiting list for people to sign up to should any further places become available. Sign up to be notified here 👉 http://eepurl.com/hxJQNn
Thank you 😊

May 16, 2021

UPDATE 2pm 16th May

Places still available for the virtual option.

The 10k is now full. We are operating a waiting list and will contact subscribers should any further places become available. Sign up here>> WAITING LIST

April 23, 2021

Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K set to return for 2021

Entries open at 10am on Tuesday 11 May for the sixth running of the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K 2021.

The much-loved race is set to return to the streets of Grimsby as a COVID-safe event for 2021.

As the lockdown lifts and it becomes safer for more activities to take place, the 2021 Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K will be one of the first major events to take place in the borough, but it will be very different to previous races.

The spectacular town event will take place on Sunday 18 July from Grimsby Town Hall, with a staggered start between 9am and 11am.

While many have taken up exercise and been enjoying the great outdoors throughout the pandemic, it is hoped the event, which is expected to sell out, will attract runners, old and new.

Race organisers Tape2Tape, working with headline sponsors Ørsted and North East Lincolnshire Council, are encouraging people to pull on their running shoes and join in. But you’ll have to be quick as race numbers have been reduced to 2,000 in order to keep the race as safe and socially distanced as possible.

COVID-Secure measures being put in place:

  • Staggered start between 9am and 11am every two minutes – removing the mass gathering in the Town Hall Square area seen in previous years with two wave starts, and people will be spread out across the 10km route
  • Reduce entry capacity by 50 per cent, with 2,000 participants
  • Sanitiser stations at toilet facilities and the start and finish line
  • Some stalls in People’s Park. Activities will return next year
  • Race results will be based on chip times, not first past the finish line due to the staggered start. Winners will be recognised and awarded at a later date
  • There will be one water station at the route’s halfway point, but people are strongly encouraged to bring their own water

Entries for the 2021 race will open at 10am on 11 May at www.greatgrimsby10k.com. There will also be a virtual race for those who cannot make the day or do not wish to attend the physical event.

Lauren Little, stakeholder advisor at Ørsted, said: “It’s been a challenging year and the majority of people in the community have been affected by the pandemic in some way and our charity partners have been significantly impacted. But the sense of community spirit is one thing that has not been dampened and I know there is a great deal of motivation from local people to get back out there for the Grimsby 10k. A lot of focus is being put on making the event COVID-secure so we can all get together safely to help raise much needed funds.”

Tape2Tape race directors, Neil and Nicola Pattison, said: “We want to reassure residents and runners that we have put a lot of time and consideration into analysing all aspects of the race to make it as COVID-safe as possible and have also strictly followed the official UK Athletics guidance and advice from North East Lincolnshire Council’s Event Safety Advisory Group and Public Health.

“While the event will take place after 21 June when all restrictions are expected to be eased, we are mindful that we should still take precautions for such a popular and well-loved race that people have come to enjoy.

“It will be a very different event to what people have come to know over the last five years, but we cannot wait to be back to put on a great race for the people of North East Lincolnshire to be proud of.”

They added: “We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters for their continued backing through these difficult and uncertain times.”

Sponsors for the race include Ørsted, North East Lincolnshire Council, ENGIE, NAVIGO and Young’s, with more yet to be confirmed.

The race brings the community together to support local good causes, raising thousands of pounds for charities.

A £1 donation is made from every race entry into a fund shared between the event’s charity partners – Harbour Place, Marie Curie, St Andrews Hospice, The Health Tree Foundation, RNLI, Blue Lights Brigade and A Platform To Talk – 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. They will donate their share of the charity funds to the local Samaritans while they await full charitable status.

All the charities have 10 free places each. Runners can contact the charities direct if they would like to run for them.

In 2019, the race helped raise £18,500 directly for seven charities from race entries, fundraiser places and other initiatives.

Any local businesses who would like to support the event in some way can get in touch with nicola@tape2tape.co.uk.

You can follow the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K using #GY10K on social media for news and race photos:

Facebook: Tape2TapeEvents

Instagram: @tape2tapeuk

Twitter: @Tape2TapeEvents

April 23, 2021

Entries for the 2021 race will open up at 10am on Friday 23rd April.

Race entry

           

UPDATE 2pm 16th May

Places still available for the virtual option.

The 10k is now full. We are operating a waiting list and will contact subscribers should any further places become available. Sign up here>> WAITING LIST

 

Entry into this years race includes a fabulous Technical Finishers Tee Shirt and Bespoke Medal.

These will be posted out to those who enter the virtual option of the race.

By entering the race you are also helping us to support local charities . We set aside £1 from every entry fee that is shared between the charities. The charities are also given FREE race places to enable further fundraising – To find out more about the Charities, and these places, please see our Charity section.

Race Entry Costs:

Affiliated entry  – £20

Unaffiliated entry –  £22

A small processing fee of 5% will be added to this cost by Results Base who process entries on our behalf.

 

Enter Race

Click the link below to sign up to this race

Race HQ

For 2021 there will be NO indoor HQ facility, so we can satisfy Covid-19 conditions.

Runners are advised to ensure they arrive in the vicinity of Great Grimsby Town Hall in their running kit and ready to go. Just leave sufficient time to pop to the loo before your allotted start time.

Rest assured you will still feel the usual buzz in the air as you arrive!  There will be a large truck hosting our MC who will be giving out live safety instructions etc. and playing a bit of music to get you all in the mood for running!

                        

 

Race HQ: Race HQ area is in the vicinity of the Great Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Great Grimsby DN31 1HU

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.

Toilets: Will be located to the side of Great Grimsby Town Hall

 

 

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Race course

For those of you that are familiar with the route, it is exactly the same as we used in 2019.

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.

Route  Map

You can view the race route >>>RACE ROUTE

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. This includes extensive Covid-19 secure plans. For more information see Covid-19 section.

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. Please respect the social distancing with all race volunteers and marshals that you come into contact with.

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.>>> GY10K Course Measurement

Road closures

Road Closure & Traffic Management Information during the 2021 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.

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

Full details will be updated here as soon as they become available.

roads

 

 

Parking

Full details to follow asap

Prizes

Due to the rolling start, for 2021 all prizes will be awarded on chip times.

   

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

PLEASE NOTE – Prizes will be presented a week or so after the race as it is not possible to hold a formal presentation on race day as we will not know who the winners are until well after the last runner has gone over the line(due to rolling start and chip times being used, as well as it not being Covid-19 safe)

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FAQs

  • 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 runners ourselves on many occasions we have entered a race but been unable to run for a variety of valid reasons. As soon as you enter the race your money will start to be spent on such as on-line entry fees. vat, together with many other goods/services associated with the race

  • 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

  • I have moved address?

    Please update the Results Base system, otherwise your runner number may go to the wrong address You can up until 9am on Monday 19th June. Please see your confirmation e mail for details on how to do so or see HERE

  • Can I transfer my number to another runner?

    You can up until 9am on Monday 19th June. Please see your confirmation e mail for details on how to do so or see HERE

  • 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 your money will start to be spent on such as on-line entry fees. vat, together with many other goods/services associated with the race

  • I have my number, do I need to register on the day?

    No...just turn up and enjoy the race!

  • Can I enter on the day?

    There will be no entries on the day

  • Are there any baggage facilities?

    Sorry not for this year. In line with Covid-19 guidance from Run Britain we are unable to provide such a service. All car park are however not too far from the start/finish areas. You can also wear an extra layer and discard at the start-line where one of our local charities will collect. Harbour Place in Grimsby will be very grateful for this.

  • What is the race capacity?

    In line with advice from the Event Safety Advisory group there is  50% reduction in capacity to 2000 runners.

  • Is there a Race HQ?

    Sorry not for 2021. In line with Covid-19 guidelines We have traditionally used Great Grimsby Town Hall as our race HQ. It was used for issues such as lost numbers, entries on the day and fun run entries as well as a place for runners to grab a drink and socialise inside pre-race. Given the guidance we have to dispense with the need to have an inside venue as a HQ. Any last-minute queries from the runners will be answered by a team of meet and greet volunteers who will be based outside in the vicinity of car parks and the Town Hall area. There is no requirement for any runners to pre-register on race day; they just turn up ready to run. Entries will be in advance only, with no on the day entries reducing the need for any face-to-face contact with runners.

  • Is there a Family Fun Run?

    Sorry not for 2021. We are disappointed as we love to see the mass participation of young and old alike in the fun run. However, as we have to have a rolling start for the 10k over a 2 hour period we are unable to lengthen the time the roads are closed any longer to accommodate a fun run.

  • Are there any water stations?

    The guidance from Run Britain is that it is not essential to have any water stations at a 10k race whilst we have Covid-19 restrictions in place. However  consideration has been given to other factors, such as the weather. Given that it is a summer race with the potential for runners to become dehydrated we will have 1 water station providing runners with a 500ml bottle around the half way point. It is runners responsibility to ensure you arrive at the race in a fully hydrated state and consider carrying water with you as you may do in training.

  • Is the race Covid-19 secure?

    We take our Covid-19 responsibilities very seriously. An extensive plan has been submitted to the Event Safety Advisory Group and scrutinised by all members, who include Public Health England, NE Lincolnshire Council and all emergency services. We have been given permission for the race to go ahead, with the following conditions

    • Reduction on capacity of 50% to 2000 runners
    • No mass start to prevent overcrowding
    • Rolling start in smaller groups from 9am until 11am
    • Provision of hand sanitizer at key locations
    • Extensive briefing to runners, spectators and the general public
    • Regular contact with Public Health England

  • Can I alter my race start time?

    You can up until 9am on Monday 19th June. Please see your confirmation e mail for details on how to do so or see HERE , but only of there are spaces left.

  • When will I receive my runner number?

    Around a week before the race.

  • When will I receive my medal and tee shirt for the Virtual?

    By the end of July.

Sponsors

Special thanks to Ørsted our fabulous Headline Sponsor. They have supported the race since it started in 2016.

Ørsted are a renewable energy company that takes tangible action to create a world that runs entirely on green energy.

Click on their LOGO below to find out more.

OUR OTHER SPONSORS

This event would not be possible without the support of so many other local businesses. We are very grateful to each and every one of them.

Keep a look out for them all on race day, especially on your distance markers around the race course!

Charity

 

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!

Our main Charities are:

  • Harbour Place
  • RNLI Cleethorpes
  • St Andrews Hospice
  • Marie Curie
  • Blue Lights Brigade
  • Health Tree Foundation
  • A Platform To Talk – (local community group donating their funds to the local Samaritans)

If you fancy running for them to raise some much needed funds do not hesitate to contact them.

Local Community Groups

Thanks to you and our sponsors, we will also be supporting other local Community Groups that have continued to support this race since it started.

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.

 

REFUNDS/DEFERRALS/TRANSFERS

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 until 9am on Monday 14th June 2021
  • I agree that I will not give my place in the race to anyone outside of the authorised transfer process.

Covid-19

At the time of opening entries into the race we have been given the go ahead by North East Lincolnshire Council that the race can take place. As a competitor I acknowledge that at anytime the council or Public Health England can make a decision on the grounds of public safety that the race cannot go ahead.

If this eventuality happens I acknowledge that Tape2Tape will post out my medal and Tee shirt to the address which I registered with, before 18th August 2021. There will be no new date for the race in 2021.

Other unexpected or unforeseen circumstances

In the event that adverse weather 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 August 2021. There will be no new date for the race in 2021.

Start Times

I agree that I will only enter the start area for the race at my allotted time I chose when entering the race. To do otherwise could compromise the safety of the race.

General Covid-19 condition of entry

UK Athletics have produced a code of conduct for runners who take part in this race. It is a condition of entry that you agree to

  • Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19 as outlined by the NHS
  • Consider voluntarily undertaking 2 lateral flow covid tests 3-4 days apart in the week before the race.
  • I will, if Public Health England dictate undertake 2 lateral flow covid tests 3-4 days apart in the week before the race.
  • Do your homework – make sure you are aware of and understand the pre-race briefing information offered by your event
  • Come ready to run – minimise your interaction with race staff, volunteers and participants by being as self-sufficient as possible
  • Come alone if you can
  • Under no circumstances swap your number or give your place to another participant
  • Be respectful to volunteers and participants
  • Observe social distancing wherever possible
  • Carefully consider your travel plans, avoiding public transport if at all possible
  • Leave more time than you normally would to get to and from the event
  • Be prepared to bring your own water and food and carry it with you during the race and please dispose of rubbish responsibly
  • Be aware of your personal hygiene e.g. avoid spitting and nasal clearance
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and impact on other participants, spectators, volunteers and the public. Don’t run with or carry children in the race.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer
  • If you experience COVID symptoms soon after the event, then please make this known through the government’s Track & Trace system
  • In the event that Tape2Tape are contacted by track and trace, I agree for my details to be shared to assist in contacting me about any posibble Covod-19 outbreak.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

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

DISABILITIES

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

 HEADPHONES

The organisers do not advocate the use of personal headphones during the race. We are bound by the rules of England athletics who state that only bone conducting earphones may be used in a race where the roads are not closed to traffic. If you do choose to run with headphones on you do so entirely at your own risk as it will significantly reduce your ability to listen to safety instructions.

MEDICAL

Please ensure that you note any medical conditions on the rear of your running number. If you have any prevailing medical condition that you wish to make the organisers aware of please ensure you update your details on the entry system.

PHOTOGRAPHY 

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

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.

RULE BREACHES

Anyone who is proven to have cheated in the race or breached UK Athletics rules will be disqualified from the race at the discretion of the race director and referee. Anyone who has won prize money and is subsequently found to have cheated or in breach of UKA rules will be required to return all monies in full within seven days of request.

 

 

ZERO TOLERANCE

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

OTHER

  • Runners must NOT be accompanied by anyone on a pedal cycle. This may result in disqualification.
  • All dogs are banned from the race. Anyone wishing to run with a guide dog must contact the organisers in advance of race day.
  • All prams, pushchairs and buggies are banned from the race.

LOST PROPERTY

Any found property handed to Tape2Tape will be kept for two weeks after the race then it will be disposed of. Any postage charges will be the responsibility of the loser should a request be made to post lost items.

FOOD/BEVERAGE

It is YOUR responsibility to check that any food/drink that you purchase, OR receive as part of the race at the event, is suitable for your needs and does not contain any ingredients that you are unable to consume as a result of a medical condition.

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

 

 

 

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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.

Rolling race start

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we will be having a rolling race start.

Instead of a mass start,  runners will be allowed across the start line in much smaller socially distanced numbers, between 9am and 11am.

Using the on-line entry system, runners must select your chosen race start time. This will be the time when you enter Doughty Road from Town Hall Square. This will be in intervals of 2 minutes with 33 runners in each slot.

At their allotted time runners will enter Doughty Road (digital clock at the entrance for all to see)  They will slowly walk down to the start line and start their race as soon as they reach the start line. It is about 2 minutes walk from entering Doughty Road to the race start line. Once you go over the line your timing chip will start your race clock.

This means there will be a steady flow of runners crossing the line, avoiding any mass gatherings.

Runners are  advised not to turn up at the entrance to Doughty Road until your allotted start time, except for popping to the nearby loos.

Runners start times will also be endorsed on the front of your runner number, which will assist in controlling numbers into the start area. You will only be allowed to enter the area at your allotted time.

We feel that this plan of significantly reduced participants together with a phased start will meet the needs of social distancing throughout.

Runner Code Conduct

UK Athletics have produced a code of conduct for runners who take part in licensed events. This will be included in our communications plan and will be added to if ESAG members wish to include other pertinent points.

  • Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19 as outlined by the NHS
  • Do your homework – make sure you are aware of and understand the pre-race briefing information offered by your event
  • Come ready to run – minimise your interaction with race staff, volunteers and participants by being as self-sufficient as possible
  • Come alone if you can
  • Under no circumstances swap your number or give your place to another participant
  • Be respectful to volunteers and participants
  • Observe social distancing wherever possible
  • Carefully consider your travel plans, avoiding public transport if at all possible
  • Leave more time than you normally would to get to and from the event
  • Be prepared to bring your own water and food and carry it with you during the race and please dispose of rubbish responsibly
  • Be aware of your personal hygiene e.g. avoid spitting and nasal clearance
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and impact on other participants, spectators, volunteers and the public. Don’t run with or carry children in the race
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer
  • If you experience COVID symptoms soon after the event, then please make this known through the government’s Track & Trace system

Spectator Code Conduct

COVID-19 Spectator Code of Conduct
Outdoor activities and outdoor sport are consistently shown to be low risk from a COVID-19
perspective and running events play an important role in improving the health of the nation. If
you observe and respect the event rules, social distancing and hygiene measures put in place
by the event organiser risks to you and others will be kept to a minimum.
Please ensure that you read and observe this code of conduct to ensure a safe and enjoyable
event for everyone.
• You must undertake a self-assessment for COVID-19 symptoms. Do not travel to the event if
you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19. No-one should leave home to participate in
sport if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID-19 currently recognised as
any of the following.
– A high temperature
– A new, continuous cough
– A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste
Should you report or demonstrate any such symptoms, you must follow NHS and PHE
guidance on self-isolation and report this using the NHS COVID-19 App.
• Spectators are only allowed on public land where they must adhere to social gathering limits
either in groups of six, or two households and observe social distancing.
• Please consider wearing a face covering.
• You must use the check in on the NHS COVID-19 App using the venue QR code provided by
the race organiser on arrival at the venue.
• Do your homework – make sure you are aware of and understand the pre-race briefing
information offered by the event.
• Be self-sufficient – bring your own hand sanitizer and refreshments
• Avoid the most congested areas of the course including the start and finish and plan how you
will get to your viewing position
• Carefully consider your travel plans, avoiding public transport if at all possible. Car sharing is
not permitted with someone from outside your household or your support bubble. If you are
travelling home with a participant, agree a designated meeting place after the race.
• Leave more time than you normally would to get to and from the event
• Avoid physical contact with participants, volunteers or spectators including high fives and
hugs etc.
• Wherever possible keep toilets clear for the use of participants and event staff and volunteers.
• Be respectful to volunteers and participants and observe social distancing wherever possible
• Be mindful of your surroundings and impact on other spectators, participants, volunteers and
the public
• If you experience COVID-19 symptoms soon after the event, you must report this using the
NHS COVID-19 App – https://covid19.nhs.uk.

Covid-19

We take our Covid-19 responsibilities very seriously.

An extensive plan has been submitted to the Event Safety Advisory Group and scrutinised by all members, who include Public Health England, NE Lincolnshire Council and all emergency services.

We have been given permission for the race to go ahead, with the following conditions

  • Reduction on capacity of 50% to 2000 runners
  • No mass start to prevent overcrowding
  • Rolling start in smaller groups from 9am until 11am
  • Provision of hand sanitizer at key locations
  • Extensive briefing to runners, spectators and the general public
  • Regular contact with Public Health England

 

Virtual Race

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 18th and 31st July.

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 before the end of July.

There will be no separate prize pool for the 2021 virtual race.

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.

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.

Great Grimsby Historic 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.