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!!

 

Latest news

July 13, 2018

On-line entries closed

Plenty of on the day entries available. Cash only from 8am at Great Grimsby Town Hall. Print off entry form and bring filled in please

July 12, 2018

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 

July 7, 2018

Dear athlete

Can’t believe there are 2 weeks to go until the race. 12 months of hard work have gone into the event for you. Still a lot to do but we are very much where we need to be.

We have taken the environmentally friendly step this year and only having an electronic race brochure, saving thousands of sheets of paper. Please take time to read and digest the information. Read it >> RACE BROCHURE

Most important information is arrive early and lift share where possible.

All race numbers will be with you no less than 7 days before the race. They are going out in batches. If your number does not arrive please read the FAQS >>> FAQS . Don’t forget to put your pic on social media when it arrives #gy10k .

On the issue of numbers, you MUST NOT hand your number to another runner. We need to know who is running the race in the event of a medical emergency, and yes it does happen.

The St. Hugh’s Hospital family fun run will start at 9.30 am on race day. Entries are still available and every finisher will receive a medal. Entries>> ENTER HERE

If you need further information about the race please take time to browse the web site, especially the FAQS. Race Information>> INFO

The 2019 race will take place on Sunday 21st July. Entries will open immediately after this years race and prices will be held at this years fantastic value for only a few days. We will provide you with details on how to enter very soon. 

Finally, we will be announcing a great deal on limited edition event hoodies and mugs in the next couple of days. We will be offering a good discount so you can pre-pay and collect immediately after the race.

Best regards

Nicola and Neil and the wider race team.

 

July 6, 2018

We are environmentally friendly and have saved thousands of sheets of paper by only having an electronic version of our race brochure!

Click here to view>>> GY10K Race Brochure

June 28, 2018

Prices for the 10k will increase as follows

2nd July £15/£17

9th July £17/£19

16th July £18/£20

 

June 26, 2018

Dear athlete

This week we are giving you the chance to come along to pick up your race number and meet the team behind this fabulous event. There will be a chance to grab one of the limited edition race sweatshirts and mugs – be quick we don’t have many!

You will also be able to treat yourself to some new running trainers and other running gear from specialist running store Metres to Miles who are coming along. Don’t forget if you’ve entered the 10k, you are able to claim your £10 discount off a pair of trainers.

Ex-International athlete Julian Moorhouse will be on hand with his expert advice for runners of all abilities. Julian, who now owns the specialist running shop in Epworth has competed in 3 world championships, He will have some great offers with trainers and running kit supported by the brand 361.

Pop along for a cuppa to The Humber Royal Hotel, Littlecoates Road, Grimsby, DN34 4LX

10am to 7pm on Friday 29 June

 9am to 5pm on Saturday 30 June.

Please bring some identification or your race entry confirmation e mail. It would be helpful if you could check your runner number before setting off to see us. These can be viewed >>> HERE  . Click on your name and your number will appear in the blue box on the top right hand side. Anyone who has entered within the last few days will have their number allocated before Friday morning.

Please note we are unable to let you collect a number for another runner due to the new strict data protection regulations.

 

All remaining numbers will be with you 7 to 10 days before the race.

 

Best regards

 

Nicola and Neil ; Tape2Tape

Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k 2018

June 7, 2018

Dear athlete

Hope training is going well for the race which is now just over 6 weeks away. Please take the time to read through this important information.

Have you changed address since entering the race?

If so, you need to change it on the on-line entry system immediately and in any case by 3pm on 14th June. Details of how to do so can be found in the FAQS >>> HERE

Unable to run?

Transfers will close at 3pm on 14th June. This is to allow us time for the mammoth task of ensuring everyone has their personalised number/timing chip. No transfers will be allowed after this date. Details of how to do so can be found in the FAQS >>>HERE

Has any other information changed?

Such as your estimated finish time, club name, tee shirt size etc etc. If so, guess what, you need to change it now and in any case by 3pm on 14th June. Details of how to do so can be found in the FAQS >>> HERE

If you have any issues changing any of this information please contact Results Base who are ably managing on-line entries on our behalf. They can be contacted >>> HERE

More information will be provided nearer the race in a number of ways

  • Direct e mail
  • Race web site >>> HERE
  • Face Book
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

Keep the training going!

Best regards

Nicola and Neil

Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k 2018

May 18, 2018

Record entries already signed up, heading towards 3500 runners in so far!

May 16, 2018

Organisers of the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k Tape2Tape are thrilled to announce the race’s charity partners and fun run sponsor for 2018.

Seven charities will benefit from one of the area’s most popular road races, including:
RNLI
Marie Curie
When you wish upon a star
St Andrew’s Hospice
Grimsby Rotary Club
The Health Tree Foundation
Inspire TCI.

And HMT St Hugh’s Hospital have been announced as the sponsors of the 2km inclusive fun run that starts and finishes under the same race arches at the 10k event. They are excited to be sponsoring the event that was popular last year with lots of families and young children. Fun run entries open on Wednesday 16 May.

The Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k is much more than a road race with thousands of pounds raised for charity and a wealth of volunteering opportunities provided.

Almost £8,000 was donated directly to last year’s main race charity and hundreds of pounds were given to community groups who provided volunteers to help the event run smoothly.

Each charity has been given a stretch of the race to marshal and will be staffing it with their own volunteers.
A pound from every 10k race entry will be put into a pot and shared among the seven charity partners. They are also given charity places in the race.

Look out for them and lend them your support if you’re running in the fun run or main race or spectating along the route.

Some of the charities have places in the race available for people who’d like to take part and raise money. Please contact one of the charities listed if you are interested.

More than 3,100 people have already entered the 10k and you can join them for one the biggest town centre road races in the area on Sunday 22 July 2018.

Entries for the 10k race close at 2pm Wednesday 6 June – enter now at www.greatgrimsby10k.com.

The 1.2km inclusive fun run, sponsored by HMT St Hugh’s Hospital, is open to people of all ages and abilities.

Ashley Brown, Hospital Director at St Hugh’s commented: “The Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k brings a real sense of community spirit to Grimsby, playing an important role in promoting health and activity which is of course at the core of our charitable objectives. It is always great to see some remarkable athletes competing on local roads, but for me the real value around this event is with the number of families exercising together across the generations from young to old often in their first event.”

Fun run entries open on Wednesday 16 May at www.tape2tape.co.uk. People will also be able to enter on the day.

Nicola Pattison, race director from Tape2Tape, said: “We’re delighted this great event can support so many local charities and community groups. We wanted this event to be more than just a race and with the support of so many we have achieved this. I’d also like to thank HMT St Hugh’s Hospital for sponsoring the fun run, the team at the hospital are very committed to supporting the local community. It will be a great day to bring the local community together and celebrate our town.”

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 and supporters, so far including:
Ørsted
North East Lincolnshire Council
Associated British Ports (ABP)
Young’s Seafood
North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
ENGIE
Wilkin Chapman LLP
Hobson Porter
HMT St Hugh’s Hospital
Co-op
Metres to Miles
Humberside Fire and Rescue
Lincs Inspire
Grimsby Institute
Freshney Place Shopping Centre

March 1, 2018

Pleased that we will be using Pegasus Drone Media to take fabulous ground and aerial footage at the Great Grimsby 10k. They are a really professional company who will do a great job for you.

February 8, 2018

Many thanks for the continued support of Lincolnshire Co-op who have very kindly offered to supply bottled water for all 2018 Tape2Tape events. Hydration is so important in races, so we are delighted that Lincolnshire Co-Op are again working with us.

We have agreed that as part of our joint responsibility to the environment that we will also offer cups of water for those runners who only want a sip.

We have also agreed a plan to ensure that all waste is recycled in the most environmentally friendly way.

January 26, 2018

Dear Runner

A quick update for you on where we are with race plans with around 6 months until the big day. Interest in the race has been incredible with many local businesses coming forward to offer their support. We are also already heading towards record race entries as confidence in this being a well respected and great value for money race grows.

What has the race team been up to?

  • Nicola recently went to a local authority event safety advisory group meeting, with 25 people asking searching questions about race plans. All organisations present(police, fire, ambulance, highways etc) were pleased with the level of detail that has gone into the plans to make it a safe and enjoyable day for all. This planning will continue right until the last runner is over the finish line with their medal and tee shirt in hand!
  • We are also working with a number of locally based charities to see what opportunities the race can offer to support some of the amazing work that they do in our communities. Full details to follow asap
  • Top secret viewing of the fabulous medal design!!…run 10k and you will see it!

Social Media

If not already, please take time to keep up to date with race plans on our various social media channels. There will be some great competitions coming up as we get nearer to the race. The web site also contains lots of information and frequently asked questions about the race.

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/greatgrimsby10k/

Twitter https://twitter.com/gy10k @gy10k

Instagram gy10k

Website www.greatgrimsby10k.com

And finally, we hope your training is going well. If you haven’t already started, there is still time to pull your trainers on! If you know of anyone who is thinking about entering, tell them how great the race is!

Best regards

Tape2Tape Race Team

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

Many thanks Tape2Tape

January 15, 2018

Delighted that we already have 2000 eager runners signed up for the 10k…….over 6 months to race day!! Spaces still available.

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.

Amazing!!

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.

Fancy it?

Please e mail Chris Ramsay who is our pacer manager from Caistor Running Club. chris@ramsay-family.net . Let him know your chosen pace and whether or not you have entered the race.

Closing time is 6pm next Friday 15th

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

Race entry

Great Grimsby 10k Race Licence

 

We are environmentally friendly and have saved thousands of sheets of paper by only having an electronic version of our race brochure!

Click here to view>>> GY10K Race Brochure

On line entries are now closed. On the day entries available from 8am at Great Grimsby Town Hall. Print off a form and bring correct cash(only).

View the ENTRY LIST

Entry fees

Afilliated runners £13

Unaffiliated runners £15

From 2 July £15/£17

From 9 July £17/£19

From 16 July £18/£20

(a small card processing fee of 1.5% 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.

 

Race Licence

The race will be held under UK Athletics Conditions.

Race licence 2018-32321 refers.

Entry forms

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

Click here >>>Great Grimsby 10k 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.

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

ambulance

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

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

Road closures

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

As race organisers our number one priority is safety. We have a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order in place for the race. This is legally binding and prevents traffic from entering the race route and some surrounding streets before and during the race.

We acknowledge that this may cause some disruption to some people, but respectfully ask you to plan ahead, making minor adjustments to your normal routine. You will see lots of people in hi viz jackets at all road junctions. These are volunteers who are giving up their time to make the event safe and enjoyable for all. We ask that you are kind and respectful of these super volunteers.

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

You will see lots of these signs around Grimsby, indicating times that roads will be closed. This is the absolute worst case scenario and roads will be opened up on a rolling basis as soon as it is safe to do so. Rest assured, we will open sections of road up asap.

road closed

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

  • Thousands of letters delivered to residents and businesses on the route
  • Local media awareness
  • Social media posts
  • Advanced signage on the route a week before race day
  • Signed diversionary routes

Click on the map below to enlarge.

Electronic map can be found HERE

 

map

Grimsby Town Centre

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

 

Weelsby Road and surrounding Streets

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

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

Diana Princess of Wales Hospital

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

Louth Road

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

Park Drive.

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

Scartho Top

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

 

 

Prizes

Cash prizes for first, second and third placed male and female:  first £250, second £150 and third: £100.

Corporate Challenge: mixed teams, first four runners in each team to count. Trophy for first, second and third teams.

Running Club challenge:  first four male and first four female runners to count.

Under 20’S Trophy for first male and female in this age category.

Veterans prizes: trophy for first male and female runner in the following age categories: male 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 and female 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70.

FAQs

  • Lost or not received my number/timing chip?

    If you received but have lost your number/chip....e mail info@tape2tape.co.uk NOW. Please provide us with your full name and address.

    If you entered before 12th July, these should be with you no later than after the post on Saturday 14th  July. If you entered on 12th/13th July they should be with you after the post on Monday 16th July.

    If they have not arrived what should I do?

    • Don't panic, there is always a solution!

    • Check that you have actually entered the race!  How can I check this?

      • 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

      3. Check that you entered the correct address/ when you entered the race/you have not moved house. You do this by logging into your Results Base profile which you set up when entering the race. If you struggle please contact RESULTS BASE

      4. If after checking all of this then you must contact us IMMEDIATELY by e mail only. Please do not ring, messenger , text etc just e mail to  info@tape2tape.co.uk . You need to provide the following information....

      Your full name

      Your full address   Confirm you have followed the above information in the FAQS

      Many thanks!!

  • 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 14th 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 14th 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 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!

  • 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 14th 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?

    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 still order one of the fab training tops?

    Yes you can. Click HERE to buy.

  • 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 07919 603800

  • Can I change waves?

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

  • Where is the race brochure?

    We are environmentally friendly and have saved thousands of sheets of paper by only having an electronic version of our race brochure! Click here to view>>> GY10K Race Brochure

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.”

 

Charity

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.

                   

                                                                

Details of the charity press launch…………

 

Organisers of the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k Tape2Tape are thrilled to announce the race’s charity partners and fun run sponsor for 2018.

Seven charities will benefit from one of the area’s most popular road races, including:
RNLI
Marie Curie
When you wish upon a star
St Andrew’s Hospice
Grimsby Rotary Club
The Health Tree Foundation
Inspire TCI.

And HMT St Hugh’s Hospital have been announced as the sponsors of the 2km inclusive fun run that starts and finishes under the same race arches at the 10k event. They are excited to be sponsoring the event that was popular last year with lots of families and young children. Fun run entries open on Wednesday 16 May.

The Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k is much more than a road race with thousands of pounds raised for charity and a wealth of volunteering opportunities provided.

Almost £8,000 was donated directly to last year’s main race charity and hundreds of pounds were given to community groups who provided volunteers to help the event run smoothly.

Each charity has been given a stretch of the race to marshal and will be staffing it with their own volunteers.
A pound from every 10k race entry will be put into a pot and shared among the seven charity partners. They are also given charity places in the race.

Look out for them and lend them your support if you’re running in the fun run or main race or spectating along the route.

Some of the charities have places in the race available for people who’d like to take part and raise money. Please contact one of the charities listed if you are interested.

 

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

 

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

 

.The organisers will not be responsible for the loss, theft or damage of your personal belongings, other than caused as a result of our negligence.

 

If a runner with disabilities wishes to enter, please make contact with the organisers to discuss the feasibility of safely participating in the race. We will arrange a site visit with you so that you can undertake a suitable assessment of risk.

 

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

 

In the event that adverse weather or any other prevailing circumstances mean that the race is to be cancelled, details will be recorded on this website and on the event Face book page. A message will also be left on the event mobile phone. No refunds will be given, however we will make arrangements so you can collect your race souvenirs. The organisers are not liable in any way for any expenditure you may have incurred.

 

Please ensure that you note any medical conditions on the rear of your running number. If you have any prevailing medical condition that you wish to make the organisers aware of then please notify by e mail.

 

By entering the race you give your permission for any photographs/video recordings to be used on the event website.

 

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

 

Runners must not be accompanied by anyone on a pedal cycle.

 

All dogs are banned from the race. Anyone wishing to run with a guide dog must contact the organisers in advance of race day.

 

All prams, pushchairs and buggies are banned from the race.

 

In the event that you are prize winner it is your responsibility to either collect it yourself at presentation or ask someone to do so on your behalf. The organisers will not take responsibility for posting out prizes after race day.

 

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

 

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

 

Tape2Tape are committed to the General data protection regulations. Full details can be found in our privacy policy https://tape2tape.co.uk/privacy-policy/ .

 

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

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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

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