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

April 18, 2019

The buzz of the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k is coming back to Grimsby on 21 July for its fourth year.
People can sign up now at www.greatgrimsby10k.com for just £17 or £15 for affiliated running club members.

Local runner Charli Parkin, 25, of Cleethorpes, shared her inspirational story of the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k.

Charli said: “I started running after a big life change.

“I had just bought my first house and had moved into it on my own.

“I needed something that could help me balance my work life and the transition of living on my own to keep my mind and body healthy and I chose to run.”

Charli added: “When I started running I couldn’t go for one minute without needing to stop and recover for two minutes.

“This showed me really clearly where my fitness level was and I knew I could do better.

“A colleague of mine who was a long time runner suggested that I sign up for the 2017 Grimsby 10k.

“It gave me that push I needed to start training regularly and of course the stamina to keep going!

“I started the Couch to 5k to help me get going using the training plans online.”

Charli said: “I wanted to run the Grimsby 10k for a cause and I chose CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) which is a movement against male suicide.

“I was already an advocate of mental health because depression and suicide had affected my family and friends and I wanted to support the great work that they do.

“My journey into fitness and running really took off, all starting with the Grimsby 10k.”

She added: “I have now completed two successful Grimsby 10k runs and two half marathons.

“I have raised in total just over £1,200 for CALM and £250 for St. Andrews Hospice.

“I’m a feminist and believe in body positivity and running fed into that interest.

“It wasn’t about losing weight or looking a certain way, it was just about doing something positive and healthy for myself.

“I know getting into the habit of running has helped me de-stress and keep my mind clear on a weekly basis and during different ups-and-downs over the years so I’m really glad I signed up to the 10k.

“The most I had ever run before was after the ice cream truck but now I find myself running for fun!”

Offering advice to any potential runners, Charli said: “I would say to anyone who is thinking of running a 10k is just to sign up.

“You don’t need to be a professional and it really is so rewarding, once you are signed up you are more likely to start training.

“Only compete with yourself and work towards finish lines not finish times.”

If you have a story to share about why you’re running the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k, please email info@tape2tape.co.uk.

The Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k is more than a race; it raises thousands of pounds for local charities and brings people together to support the runners and the community on the whole.

Emma Toulson, Lead Stakeholder Advisor for Ørsted UK, said: “Stories like Charli’s
are exactly what the Grimsby 10k is all about and are a real inspiration.

“The event really sums up the strong sense of community here in Grimsby and it’s a delight to be a part of it.

“We hope that many others will be inspired to dust off their trainers and get involved to support the amazing work done by local charities.”

The 2019 Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K takes place on Sunday 21 July 2019 and starts at 10am outside Grimsby Town Hall.

Entries are filling up fast so anyone who would like to run is encouraged to sign up at www.greatgrimsby10k.com quickly.

Runners enjoy water, sponge and sweet stations and a medal and t-shirt at the end to show friends and family!

Race director Nicola Pattison, from organiser Tape2Tape, said:

“I was born and raised in Grimsby so it’s wonderful to be able to put on this race.

“We love seeing everyone outdoors on the day supporting the runners and enjoying the party in People’s park after the race.

“Running has done great things for so many people.

“We’ve talked to loads of Grimsby 10k runners who ran to raise money for loved ones, to improve their mental health or their fitness.

“It’s great to be a part of their story and to see them shared here.

“We get more and more excited every year because the race keeps growing and getting better year on year.”

Last year’s Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K helped raise around £15,000 directly for the seven charities from race entries, fundraiser places and other initiatives.

A £1 donation is made from every race entry into a fund shared between the event’s charity partners – Harbour Place, RNLI, Marie Curie, St Andrew’s Hospice, Grimsby Rotary Club, The Health Tree Foundation and Inspire TCI.

The total amount raised for charity is believed to be much higher after the many people taking part on behalf of charities are taken into account.

Hundreds of volunteering opportunities are also created for local people making the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k much more than a race. Volunteers can sign up at www.tape2tape.co.uk/volunteer.

Entry fees are kept low in comparison to other race events thanks to the generosity of the sponsors.

There’s is also a 2k Family Fun run that starts and finishes under the same arches as the main race.

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

Facebook: Tape2TapeEvents

Instagram: @tape2tapeuk

Twitter: @Tape2TapeEvents

March 11, 2019

Thanks again for entering the 4th Ørsted Great Grimby 10k.. This is the first of our periodic updates for you, as we love to keep you updated with how race plans are going. As well as the serious stuff, we do try and introduce some humour into our correspondence(appropriate humour of course!)

Hope your training is going well and you are managing to stay injury/illness free.

There are still well over 4 months to race day when we expect to host well in excess of 4000 runners! Entries are still available if you need to give your family/friends a nudge to join you on 21st July!

What have we been up to?

  • Designing the all important medals and fab tee shirts.
  • Signing up business sponsors so can can continue to keep the entry fees great value for money.(nearly half the price of other 10ks!)
  • Not exactly sexy stuff…BUT…we attended  a meeting of the event safety advisory group(police, fire, ambulance, council, highways etc) where we answered a multitude of questions from all agencies about the race. Thankfully we came out in one piece with a clean safety bill of health!

Race Crew Needed!

If you have any family/friends who dont want to run but wish to be part of this fantastic community event, why not ask them to become part of the race crew. They will actually receive a fab tee shirt without running the race!(now that sounds good!) Ask them to sign up via our web site and Laura from our team will get in touch with them. >>> VOLUNTER SIGN UP . Thank you.

Have you moved house or changed any of your details?

Quite simply, you need to update the on-line entry system you used to enter the race. Advice on how to do so can be found on our web site in the FAQS >>> ADVICE  . You will also find the answer to most of your questions about the race in there.

Social Media

If you have not already signed up to our social media channels then you are missing a trick! And the occasional laugh of course!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tape2TapeEvents/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tape2tapeevents

Instagram: tape2tapeuk

Website: www.greatgrimsby10k.com

Emails: please check your spam folder!

Tape2Tape Races

A full list of all our races can be found on our web site. Have a look and see what else we have on offer for you. >>> TAPE2TAPE RACES

And finally…running is good for you, isn’t it?

As runners ourselves we love to run! Well, when we are not crocked that is ! We are both recovering from having a knee operation within a few weeks of each other. Todays surgery methods are amazing and we both hope to don our trainers again very very soon. In the meantime we will just have to concentrate on making sure you have a great time at our races!

Keep up your training(or get on with it if you haven’t yet started!)

All the best
Nicola and Neil
Tape2Tape

March 7, 2019

🥇 Ever wondered what happens to left over medals and tee shirts? 👚

🏃‍♂️It is always a difficult decision knowing how many medals we need as the order needs to be placed 3 months before every race! 🏃‍♀️

🤔We do try and keep left overs to a minimum but inevitably there are always plenty left after a race .😀

🎄 We work very close with the fabulous charity Operation Christmas Child based in Grimsby. They do an amazing job, packing thousands of shoe boxes which go to needy children all over the world. 🎅🏻

👍There are now literally thousands of children happily sporting Tape2Tape medals and tees all over the world 🌎

👏So by entering our races you are truly helping to put a smile on lots of children’s faces every Christmas 👏

January 29, 2019

We are really excited to officially launch this years Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k which will be held on the 21st July. See interviews below from the media launch. Click on each to view.

10k Nicola Pattison from Tape2Tape

Cllr Hyldon-King portfolio holder for Health & Wellbeing

Mike Burton From Inspire TCI Charity

July 29, 2018

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

Race entry

The race is licensed by Run Britain. View the race licence Race Licence GY10K

Entries are now open. The price structure is as follows

Individual age 15+: Price per participant (a small process fee is added before checkout)

Great event at a great price!

Only £17 unaffiliated or £15 if you are affiliated to a UKA club

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 2019 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 need to log into the profile you created on Results Base. Full instructions >>>HERE

  • 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?

    https://resultsbase.net/page/updatesYou 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.

 

Tape2Tape  will be taking photos at the race. These images will be used  to share news about the event and to publicise our next event.  Images may be used in press releases, printed publicity and published on the Tape2Tape webbsite, Flickr, Facebook etc . If you would prefer for you or your child (when photographing under 18s) not to be photographed, please speak to Tape2Tape.

 

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.

 

 

 

Environment

Some of the ways that we ensure that we maintain a positive environmental impact at our event

include:

  • Encouraging car sharing
  • Ensuring all rubbish is removed from the route
  • Using drinks containers that can be re-cycled
  • Any discarded clothing left at the start line by runners in collected and then donated to a local charity
  • Key information is emailed to participants instead of being posted.
  • We do not give away goody bags.
  • Left over tee shirts and medals are given to the charity Operation Christmas child, who give them to needy children around the world

Couch to 10k

Below you will find a training plan for an easy to follow NHS 9 week Couch to 5k, this is especially geared up for anyone wanting to run the Great Grimsby 10k on the 21st July – we will be adding more information each week and posting every Sunday on facebook and Instagram from the 18th March. After week 9, we have another 9 weeks to get you to the 10k Start Line.

All you have to do is 3 runs a week! A suggestion would be  to run – MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY then SATURDAY, SUNDAY rest. Its up to you, just make sure you have at least 1 rest day in between runs.

18th March – WEEK 1:

Start with a 5 minute brisk walk, then alternate 1 minute of running and 1 and a half minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes.  Do this 3 TIMES over the next week.

Tips and pointers

Here are a few things to bear in mind and some pointers to help you on your way.

  • Remember no one goes out and just runs 10 miles. This is a steady journey, be patient. All runners have their own personal stories about starting out – running only in the dark so they weren’t seen or running in their jeans so they could pretend they weren’t really trying. We have all started somewhere.
  • Plan your route and make sure you are aware of traffic, we advise NO headphones for safety. YES you can run without music…..it will help you listen to your breathing and rhythm of running…..you WILL improve quicker!
  • Your breathing will be erratic at first but your lungs will adjust. Its what they are designed to do.
  • Follow the plan as best as you can!!
  • Invest in some running trainers. These do not have to cost the earth but get some advice. We will be posting some more information throughout the training plan about where to go for some great running shoe advice.
  • Ladies – invest in a running bra. You can thank us later!!
  • Be realistic. Everything will hurt, but you really won’t die!!
  • Track your runs. Nothing is more of an incentive then being able to see how you progress. You can even post on our page!
  • Buy some good sweat- wicking breathable socks. These will prevent discomfort and blisters and ultimately improve your running.
  • Don’t give up…we are with you ALL the way!
  • Don’t be afraid of being a beginner

 

Hotels

Humber Royal Hotel – A Fantastic Room Rate on Saturday 20th July – INCLUDES GY10k Race Snack Bag!

 

  • £65.00 per room based on TWO people sharing
  • This would INCLUDE a continental breakfast
  • RACE SNACK BAG to take with them to include – piece of fruit, Mars Bar and bottle of water
  • Guests would need to BOOK DIRECT with the hotel and QUOTE reference HR10K to receive this rate

 

 

Address: Littlecoates Road, Grimsby DN34 4LX

Phone: 01472 240024