Town Hall Square Grimsby
ENTRIES OPEN !
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!!
January 18, 2018
Update on sale of training tops.
GY10K Training Top
Many thanks for ordering a training top for the Orsted Great Grimsby 10k. We have just been advised by the supplier that they expect the tops to be with us by the end of this month. Apologies for the delay, but please be assured that we will turn the order around as soon as they land with us.
In the meantime all the best with your training
January 15, 2018
January 4, 2018
Nearly 1900 signed up already with over 6 months to the race!
December 10, 2017
More than just a race!
We support many community groups and charities through the race. One of which is Operation Christmas child. This the biggest childrens Charity in the world. Sending shoeboxes filled with toys, cuddlies and other essentials to war zones, natural disasters and poverty areas. The local export depot is based at the Ice House, victor Street, Grimsby. Volunteers meet every Wednesday to sort and make fillers to top boxes up.
A consignment of spare medals and tee shirts have gone all the way to Tanzania…….
We would like you to meet Moses who lives in Tanzania, Africa. He was abandoned in a basket in a wood as a tiny baby and taken in by a very loving family. This is a message from one of the fabulous volunteers who took a tee shirt to Moses….
Moses has been doing work experience at a local bakers and is now moving on to do a month’s experience in a local hotel which he will have to bike to and it will take him a hour. There are no lights on his bicycle and we were fortunate to be able to give him your bright Teeshirt which means he will be seen on the roads.He was so pleased when we asked him to try it on and we knew it was meant for him.
December 10, 2017
Wow…1500 signed up since Monday night!!
We are again looking for pacers to join our race team. You will guide all the runners around the course at their chosen pace.
Every pacer will receive their pacer tee shirt and be given a free entry into the race.(If already entered will get a freebie for 2019). Great feeling to be part of this big community event.
7,8,9,10,11,12 mins per mile.
Great feedback from runners who benefitted from the work the pacer team did.
Please e mail Chris Ramsay who is our pacer manager from Caistor Running Club. firstname.lastname@example.org . Let him know your chosen pace and whether or not you have entered the race.
December 5, 2017
It’s GO for the 2018 Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k
Entries opened at 7pm today (Monday 4 December) for the third running of the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k on 22 July 2018. Next year’s race will be bigger than ever after race organisers Tape2Tape upped the entry limit to 5,000, so even more people can join the party. It makes the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k one of the biggest town centre races in the area. Enter at www.greatgrimsby10k.com for just £13 for affiliated running club members and £15 for unaffiliated.
Last year’s race sold out in only a few weeks and saw nearly 3,000 people cheered on by hundreds more as they made their way around the 10km course from near Grimsby Town Hall to People’s Park. The race has a fresh look for 2018 after the race’s headline sponsor, DONG Energy, changed its name to Ørsted. The company is now entirely focussed on green energy and the new name is inspired by the curiosity, dedication and interest in nature of one of Denmark’s best known scientists, Hans Christian Ørsted.
Race directors Nicola and Neil Pattison said: “The Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k has grown beyond all our expectations and that’s down to the commitment of the hundreds of people it takes to stage an event like this. “We’d like to thank everyone, from sponsors to the army of volunteers and supporters, who have helped make the race a huge success. “We’ve made some changes to the start and finish arrangements so we can give more people the chance to experience what a superb event this is.”
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.”
Cllr Jane Hyldon-King, portfolio holder for health and wellbeing at the Council, added: “I had a brilliant time at the race this summer and it was moving to see so many people from local disability groups in the fun run. “Great Grimsby really did itself proud and I look forward to seeing everyone on the start line in 2018.”
The first running of the DONG Energy Great Grimsby 10k happened in July 2016 thanks to a collaboration between North East Lincolnshire Council, partners from the public sector, race organisers Tape2Tape and some of the town’s best known businesses. Runners will follow a flat course starting near Grimsby Town Hall, heading to Nun’s Corner, through Scartho towards New Waltham before returning to Grimsby via Peaks Parkway and finishing in People’s Park.
Remember to include your place of work when filling in your details so you can take part in the corporate challenge.
As well as the website www.greatgrimsby10k.com, there are three social media accounts for the race where people are being encourage to share stories and photos using #GY10K, these are: www.twitter.com/GY10k www.facebook.com/greatgrimsby10k/ www.instagram.com/GY10k
Entry fees have been kept low thanks to the generosity of sponsors, so far including: Ørsted North East Lincolnshire Council Young’s Seafood Associated British Ports (ABP) North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Wilkin Chapman LLP HMT St Hugh’s Hospital ENGIE Enter at www.greatgrimsby10k.com
Entries Open; Click HERE to enter.
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Thanks to the generous contribution from our sponsors, entry fees for the great race are being kept very low. These work out at excellent value for money.
Afilliated runners £13
Unaffiliated runners £15
(a small card processing fee of 1.5%(approx. 20p and 23p) will be added on by the on-line entry company)
2 Wave Starts
Due to the popularity of the race we want to reduce congestion so will be having 2 wave starts. Runners who expect to finish in under 55 minutes will set off at 10am. Those expected to finish in over 55 minutes will sett of approximately 10 minutes later.
The race is chip timed, so every runner will receive their actual finish times.
What do I get for my entry fee?
- Flat fast accurately measured 10k on closed roads
- Quality tee shirt and bespoke event medal
- Professional medical back up
- Excellent HQ at Great Grimsby Town Hall
- Community event in the park after the race
- Loads of free car parking
Course Time Limit
The race has a 90 minute cut off time, which is in the region of 15 minutes per mile. This is necessary due to road closures and local community impact being kept to a minimum.
The Great Grimsby 10k is an inclusive event 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
If an athlete or their supporters require parking close to the finish line in People’s Park, please contact Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 07919603800 to discuss.
There is plenty of public transport accessing Grimsby Town centre (buses, trains and taxis), only a short distance away from the race start.
If you have any queries or suggestions on how to improve our inclusivity then contact Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 07919603800.
The race will be held under UK Athletics Conditions.
Race licence 2018-32321 refers.
Click the link below to sign up to this race
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: 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 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
These will be located in the vicinity of Great Grimsby Town Hall and will leave at 0920 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.
Click here >>>Great Grimsby 10k route
The safety of all participants is our number one priority. You will see that we have gone to great lengths to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable race day experience.
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.
UK Athletics specify the amount of medical coverage that is needed at any road race that they licence. With our ethos of safety being our number one priority, we always far exceed the minimum requirements. We will have a fully staffed first aid post at the finish as well as one out on the course.
Marshals will be in place at every road junction, for the safety of all runners as well as other road users. Please ensure that you obey the instructions of marshals at all times. There will be more than 100 volunteer marshals on the course, so please show your appreciation as you run past them.
A risk assessment complying with UK Athletics requirements will be regularly updated as planning for the race progresses.
A lead car and cyclists will be on the course ahead of the lead runners warning other road users that runners are on their way
|Road Closure & Traffic Management Information during the 2018 Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k and Fun Run.
As race organisers our number one priority is safety. We have a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order in place for the race. This is legally binding and prevents traffic from entering the race route and some surrounding streets before and during the race.
We acknowledge that this may cause some disruption to some people, but respectfully ask you to plan ahead, making minor adjustments to your normal routine. You will see lots of people in hi viz jackets at all road junctions. These are volunteers who are giving up their time to make the event safe and enjoyable for all. We ask that you are kind and respectful of these super volunteers.
With the exception of an area in Great Grimsby Town Centre, roads will start to be closed down from 8.30 am. We expect the full network to be back to normal by 12.45
You will see lots of these signs around Grimsby, indicating times that roads will be closed. This is the absolute worst case scenario and roads will be opened up on a rolling basis as soon as it is safe to do so. Rest assured, we will open sections of road up asap.
We will be going to significant lengths to advertise the road closures
Click on the map below to enlarge.
Electronic map can be found HERE
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.
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.
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.
Access in and out of Scartho Top during the race will be via the hospital grounds and Second Avenue.
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.
When will I receive my running number and timimg chip?
These will be posted out to the address you registered with around 10 days before the race.
When will I receive my finishers tee shirt?
When you have crossed the finish line.
Can I have a refund?
No. Please see the terms and conditions you signed up to.
Can I defer my entry to another year?
No. Please see the terms and conditions you signed up to.
What is the minimum entry age
UK Athletics stipulate 15 years of age
Can I push a pushchair on the course?
No, it is too dangerous due to the number of runners on the course
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 transfer my entry to another runner if I am unable to run?
Yes until 3pm on 6th June. After this time we can not transfer entries. Please see details of how to transfer here https://www.resultsbase.net/about#faq
Will I have my name of my running number?
Yes but only if you enter before 3pm on 6th June.
Is there a safe place to leave my bicycle?
We hope so! We are looking at an option of where you can securely leave your bike.
I have changed my address, what do I need to do?
You need to update our records. You do this using the on-line entry comoany web site. DETAILS It will not be possible to make changes after 3pm on 6th 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!
How do I update details such as a change of wave, club, corporate team etc?
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 6th June
Why are there 2 different wave starts for the race?
Due to the popularity of the race we will be starting in 2 separate waves. This will serve to ease congestion on the route and in the start/finish area. Those who have indicated an approximate finish time of 55 minutes or quicker will start in the first wave at 10am. Those who have indicated more than 55 minutes will start in the second wave at 1010 am. The race is chip timed so everyone will receive an accurate finish time.
How do I know if my entry has been accepted?
- 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 still order one of the fab training tops?
Yes you can. Click HERE to buy.
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.”
Helping the causes that matter.
This event is proud to support many local charities, clubs and community groups, more information to follow on who we are supporting and how you can get involved.
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].
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 received prior to 3pm on 6th June will have the runners first name on their runner number.
Do not run using any other runners number. You can transfer to another runner up until 3pm on 6th June.
.The organisers will not be responsible for the loss, theft or damage of your personal belongings, other than caused as a result of our negligence.
If a runner with disabilities wishes to enter, please make contact with the organisers to discuss the feasibility of safely participating in the race. We will arrange a site visit with you so that you can undertake a suitable assessment of risk.
The organisers do not advocate the use of personal headphones during the race. We are bound by the rules of England athletics who state that only bone conducting earphones may be used in a race where the roads are not closed to traffic. If you do choose to run with headphones on you do so entirely at your own risk as it will significantly reduce your ability to listen to safety instructions.
In the event that adverse weather or any other prevailing circumstances mean that the race is to be cancelled, details will be recorded on this website and on the event Face book page. A message will also be left on the event mobile phone. No refunds will be given, however we will make arrangements so you can collect your race souvenirs. The organisers are not liable in any way for any expenditure you may have incurred.
Please ensure that you note any medical conditions on the rear of your running number. If you have any prevailing medical condition that you wish to make the organisers aware of then please notify by e mail.
By entering the race you give your permission for any photographs/video recordings to be used on the event website.
Anyone who is proven to have cheated in the race or breached UK Athletics rules will be disqualified from the race at the discretion of the race director and referee. Anyone who has won prize money and is subsequently found to have cheated or in breach of UKA rules will be required to return all monies in full within seven days of request.
Runners must not be accompanied by anyone on a pedal cycle.
All dogs are banned from the race. Anyone wishing to run with a guide dog must contact the organisers in advance of race day.
All prams, pushchairs and buggies are banned from the race.
In the event that you are prize winner it is your responsibility to either collect it yourself at presentation or ask someone to do so on your behalf. The organisers will not take responsibility for posting out prizes after race day.
Any found property handed to Tape2Tape will be kept for two weeks after the race then it will be disposed of. Any postage charges will be the responsibility of the loser should a request be made to post lost items.
It is your responsibility to check that any food you purchase at the event is suitable for your needs and does not contain any ingredients that you are unable to consume as a result of a medical condition.