Grimsby Town Hall DN31 1HU
Entries for this fantastic community event will open up asap.
This popular race provides fantastic value for money
- Super bespoke race medal
- Fantastic race tee shirt
- Safe race on closed roads
- Free community event in the park post race
- Professional medical back up
- Chip timing
- Big prize pool
- Free parking
We are working to establish a date when entries for the 2020 race will open up. Follow our social media channels to be sure to be the first to know when entries open.
Race HQ: Great Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Great Grimsby DN31 1HU
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 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.
You can view the race route >>>RACE 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
Course measurement certificate
The course has been measured and certified as an exact 10km route.>>> Great Grimsby 10k Course measurement
Road Closure & Traffic Management Information during the 2020 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 work closely with East Midlands Ambulance Service and Diana Princess of Wales Hospital as part of teh extensive planning process for teh race.
Access to DPOW hospital is maintained at all times during the race for emergency ambulances who can use Scartho Road at all times with sirens and blue lights on. Non-emergency access to the hospital is via Second Avenue, with a well signed route in place.
The other emergency services have also been consulted and have plans in place to ensure their business continues as normal.
We will be going to significant lengths to advertise the road closures
- Thousands of letters delivered to residents and businesses on the route(apologies to those residents who have received 2 letters, which was down to a mechanical issue with the postal machine)
- 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
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.
Cash prizes for first, second and third placed male and female: first £250, second £150 and third: £100.
Corporate Challenge: mixed teams, first six 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 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 and female 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70,75,80
Overall winners: as per UKA rules, the times used for calculating results will be GUN times and so all potential winners should be at the front of the wave. It is expected that the overall winners will come from Wave 1.
Category winners: as per UKA rules, the times used for calculating results will be GUN times and so all potential winners should be at the front of the wave. Wave 1 and Wave 2 will have separate gun stars so slower/older categories will not be penalised for starting in Wave 2 but they should start at the front of that wave. Runners who change wave will run the risk of having an incorrect time as early starts (ie Wave 2 jumping to Wave 1) will be ignored and late starts (Wave 1 jumping to Wave 2) will not be compensated for the time difference.
Team and corporate prizes will be taken from those runners whom have correctly assigned themselves to the correct team prior to 5pm on Friday 17th July 2020. No adjustments will be made to these results after this time.
Team results will be based on net/chip times and not on gun times.
Mad Mile results will be based on the actual time between the two timing points and will not be affected by wave (it is expected that the fastest time will come from Wave 1 for obvious reasons!).
The time shown on your SMS message (if you selected that option) will be your actual running time (net/chip time) and results online will be shown in net/chip time order along with the time taken to cover the Mad Mile. As the Mad Mile is not at an exact K point within the 10K the intermediate splits will not be shown (you will get a split time to the start of the Mad Mile in your results details but this will not be used as the basis of any pace or speed calculation).
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 can not be transferred to any other Tape2Tape events.
Entries received prior to 3pm on 6th June will have the runners first name on their runner number.
Do not run using any other runners number. You can transfer to another runner up until 3pm on 6th June.
.The organisers will not be responsible for the loss, theft or damage of your personal belongings, other than caused as a result of our negligence.
If a runner with disabilities wishes to enter, please make contact with the organisers to discuss the feasibility of safely participating in the race. We will arrange a site visit with you so that you can undertake a suitable assessment of risk.
The organisers do not advocate the use of personal headphones during the race. We are bound by the rules of England athletics who state that only bone conducting earphones may be used in a race where the roads are not closed to traffic. If you do choose to run with headphones on you do so entirely at your own risk as it will significantly reduce your ability to listen to safety instructions.
In the event that adverse weather or any other prevailing circumstances mean that the race is to be cancelled, details will be recorded on this website and on the event Face book page. A message will also be left on the event mobile phone. No refunds will be given, however we will make arrangements so you can collect your race souvenirs. The organisers are not liable in any way for any expenditure you may have incurred.
Please ensure that you note any medical conditions on the rear of your running number. If you have any prevailing medical condition that you wish to make the organisers aware of then please notify by e mail.
Tape2Tape will be taking photos at the race. These images will be used to share news about the event and to publicise our next event. Images may be used in press releases, printed publicity and published on the Tape2Tape webbsite, Flickr, Facebook etc . If you would prefer for you or your child (when photographing under 18s) not to be photographed, please speak to Tape2Tape.
Anyone who is proven to have cheated in the race or breached UK Athletics rules will be disqualified from the race at the discretion of the race director and referee. Anyone who has won prize money and is subsequently found to have cheated or in breach of UKA rules will be required to return all monies in full within seven days of request.
Runners must not be accompanied by anyone on a pedal cycle.
All dogs are banned from the race. Anyone wishing to run with a guide dog must contact the organisers in advance of race day.
All prams, pushchairs and buggies are banned from the race.
In the event that you are prize winner it is your responsibility to either collect it yourself at presentation or ask someone to do so on your behalf. The organisers will not take responsibility for posting out prizes after race day.
Any found property handed to Tape2Tape will be kept for two weeks after the race then it will be disposed of. Any postage charges will be the responsibility of the loser should a request be made to post lost items.
It is your responsibility to check that any food you purchase at the event is suitable for your needs and does not contain any ingredients that you are unable to consume as a result of a medical condition.
Have a browse through some of the thousands of free photos taken at the 2019 race
Thank you for submitting your details.We will be in touch with you if more places become available.
There will be a strictly imposed 2 hour time limit for the race.
This is a running event so we reasonably expect everyone to finish within 2 hours. This is necessary to minimise disruption to the general public due to the roads being closed.
Anyone who fails to reach the half way point 1 hours after the last wave 2 runner has gone over the start line will not be allowed to continue in the race and will be offered a lift in the sweep vehicle.
Some of the ways that we ensure that we maintain a positive environmental impact at our event
- Encouraging car sharing
- Ensuring all rubbish is removed from the route
- Using drinks containers that can be re-cycled
- Any discarded clothing left at the start line by runners in collected and then donated to a local charity
- Key information is emailed to participants instead of being posted.
- We do not give away goody bags.
- Left over tee shirts and medals are given to charity
The race is inclusive and we encourage entries from all runners, irrespective of their ability. We encourage anyone who has any concerns about the course and whether or not it is suitable for their individual circumstances to contact Nicola by e mail Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 01472 824894. We will be happy to meet with you on the course and discuss any areas of concern you may have.
The 10km course itself is flat, on wide tarmac roads(with the exception of the last 100m which is on grass), which should make it suitable for athletes in wheelchairs.
You are however encouraged, irrespective of your ability, to contact Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 01472 824894 to discuss your individual circumstances so we can jointly decide on the best start time or position in the field for you.
We are bound by Run Britain rulings which state the minimum age for the 10km race is 15.
There are plenty of parking spaces close to the start/finish area.
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 01472 824894.
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.