Town Hall Square Grimsby

10:00 AM

Race overview

On the day entries available. Print off entry form and bring cash to Great Grimsby Town Hall

Come and join us for the third Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k that will take place on Sunday 22nd July 2018. This is a really popular event in the race calendar and expected to fill up fast just like the 2 previous years.

You will finish in a spectacular Victorian Park to be welcomed by thousands of spectators.

  • Flat, fast and friendly race
  • Super value for money
  • Catering for ALL abilities
  • Super tee shirt and medal
  • Brilliant community event in the park at the finish
  • Fully closed roads
  • Professional medical back up
  • Accurately measured 10k course
  • The best course marshals ever!

2017 was a cracking event!!

 

Sponsors

We are delighted that Ørsted(formerly DONG Energy) are our headline sponsor for the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k.  Their support together with that of all the other sponsors, allows us to put on a quality, safe and enjoyable race whilst keeping the entry fees at an incredible low and value for money level.

Emma Toulson, Lead Stakeholder Advisor for Ørsted UK, said:
“As a founding supporter of the Great Grimsby 10k, we’re delighted to see what a massive success the event has been and it’s set to get even bigger next year too.
“We’re proud of our role in the local community and it’s great that people in Grimsby are excited about this race and what it does for the town. Last year, I took the plunge, did some training and was able to run 10k for the first time! I can’t wait to be on the start line in 2018 too.”

 

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 07919603800. 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 07919603800 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 07919603800.

guided-runner

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.

Training Tops

Grab yourself one of these fab technical training tops. Let the world know that you are training for the race. They come in sizes from XS to XXL.

>>>TEE SHIRT ORDERS

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.

Parking/Transport

TRAVELLING TO GREAT GRIMSBY

Arrive early and beat the road closures.

Roads on the race route close at 8.30am

By car

Race entrants can park for FREE courtesy of Freshney Place Shopping Centre at their East and West multi-storey car parks.  Runners should enter the car park and collect a ticket as normal when they arrive. When returning to your car, take your ticket together with your race bib number to the customer service desk near HMV, where your ticket will be validated for free parking.

 

Enter Grimsby on either the A180, A46 or A16 and then follow the signs for ‘Town Centre’, the car parks are accessible from Frederick Ward Way. (DN31 1ED)

 

Park and stride from the Grimsby Institute car park, Nuns Corner, Grimsby DN34 5BQ. Use the Hereford Avenue entrance. It’s a short walk to the start and the finish line in People’s Park.

 

Free parking for race entrants is also available at Abbey Walk Multi-Storey (DN31 1NB), but roads in the area will close at 8.30am and Town Hall Square closes at 7am. There are several other pay and display car parks in Grimsby town centre, all within a short walk of the start and finish line.

 

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.

Bicycle

Anyone cycling to the race? If so we are delighted that Grimsby Cycle hub are providing a secure storage area for just £1. Located in the town centre next to the railway station, 3 minutes walk to the start line and just 10 minutes walk back from the finish line.

They have arranged to open up from 8:30 till 1pm

They have also arranged for one of their mechanics to be there so any tweaks needing doing will also be able to be done.

http://www.grimsbycyclehub.org.uk 

 

 

 

Hotels

The following hotels have contacted us with details of what they have to offer our runners

Humber Royal Hotel  Grimsby

Grimsby

DN34 4LX

T:01472 240024

I am happy to offer your runners that require accommodation a discounted rate with the hotel. I can offer you a rate of £75.00 per room bed & breakfast and also include a snack bag of a bottle of water, mars bar and a banana.  If they wish to book with us the reservation would have to be direct and to claim this rate they would need to quote ‘HR10K’

Holiday Inn Express Grimsby | 3-11 Wellowgate, Grimsby, DN32 0RA
Telephone | 01472-806000

Are offering rooms at a special rate of £85 B&B for the night of Saturday 21st July 2018.

We will be able to offer an early breakfast and a late checkout.

St James Hotel Grimsby

For rooms booked direct at the hotel we can offer the following prices :-

 

Room only                           £50

Bed Breakfast(1)              £58

Bed Breakfast(2)              £66

 

Breakfast is served from 6:30am, and late checkout is guaranteed till 2pm, to book the rooms please call 01472 359771 and quote, ‘Great Grimsby 10K’

 

Hampton by Hilton Hotel at Humberside Airport

are offering a double room rate of £62 for two guests including a healthy all inclusive breakfast served from 5am. This rate is available to all runners, event organisers, family and friends.

We are happy to offer a late check out

How to book:

Directly on our Brand website using your corporate ID  http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hampton-by-hilton-humberside-airport-HUYAPHX/index.html

Corporate ID:  0001365831

Directly with the Hotel –

Tel; 01652413112

Email; HamptonHumberside.Airport@Hilton.com

Race Shop

By popular request we have a limited number of event Hoodies and mugs for sale. These are on special offer if bought on-line in advance of the race and are to be collected in People’s Park once you have finished the  race.

Hoodies are being sold for just £18 with a wide range of sizes from XS to XXL. We also have the event mugs for £5. These will make a fantastic memento of the 10k race for you.

We expect these to sell out quickly before race day.

Full details can be found >>> HERE

 

 

Best regards

Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k 2018