Town Hall Square Grimsby
The Great Grimsby 10k is in its 8th Year and will take place on Sunday 4th June from the iconic Great Grimsby Town Hall. The route is FLAT & FAST but caters for all running abilities. From the seasoned club runner to the newbie runners who love the camaraderie around the fantastic route.
SPECTACULAR FINISH LINE EVENT – There will be a spectacular finish line event at the picturesque Victorian Peoples Park in the heart of the town, where you will be welcomed back with music, entertainment and a real carnival atmosphere.
FANTASTIC SUPPORT ON THE ROUTE – The local community give endless support at this race, in the past they have come out with hosepipes and drinks to cool runners down! To get you around the route there will also be lots of music, bands, entertainment, 3 water stations, jelly baby station and a fireman’s hose to cool you down, kindly supplied by the local Humberside Fire & Rescue.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- Finishers t-shirt
- FAMILY FUN RUN
- FREE activities & entertainment at the finish
- FREE local parking within 10 mins walking distance
- FREE baggage storage (limited)
- Supporting local charities and community groups
When the places have gone, they are gone!!
LOCAL SUPPORT – Lots of local businesses support the race, without them them it would not be possible. See our Sponsor Tab for more info. If you would like to get involved and sponsor the race in some way. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIRTUAL OPTION – If you are still not ready to return to a live race, there is an option to run the 10k virtually in your own time, wherever you feel safe – Please see our Virtual section for more information.
We believe in providing value for money entry fees for our races. The following pricing structure will apply.(small process fee will be added on by the processing company)
Early bird offer from 9am on Sunday 5th June 2022 until midnight on 19th June 2022 , affiliated £18. unaffiliated £20
From 20th June 2022 until 2359 on 31st December 2022 affiliated £20.50; unaffiliated £22.50
From 1st January 2023 until 2359 on 19th May 2023 affiliated £21; unaffiliated £23
From 20th May 2023 affiliated £24; unaffiliated £26
For those of you that are familiar with the route, it is exactly the same as we have used in previous years.
It is FLAT & FAST! It starts at the iconic Great Grimsby Town Hall, heads out on some main roads through the town and passes through some great communities who support you all the way. You will then have a great stretch (we think this bit is ever so slightly down hill!) along Peaks Parkway where you will come across the EQUANS MAD MILE section. In this section, if you choose, you can try to run a fast time in this mile, there will be prizes!! If not then just enjoy the route.
You will eventually finish in the glorious Victorian Peoples Park in the centre of Great Grimsby to a rousing welcome!.
You can view the race route >>>RACE ROUTE
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.
Our team of Course Marshals are from 7 local charities who all receive a financial donation from the race, plus some free entries to enable them to raise much needed funds.
They 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.
There will also be a team of Cycle Marshals out on the route plus many other volunteers at the start and finish. Please give them a big smile and a thank you….when you have got your breath back!
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
Full road closures will be in place during the course of the race. This is for the safety of the runners and all other road users. Full details will be updated asap.
Cash prizes for first, second and third placed male and female: first £250, second £150 and third: £100. These will be awarded on gun time.
All remaining prizes will be awarded on chip time. Team prizes will be calculated on aggregate time for their team members
Corporate Challenge: Fastest 3 males and 3 females per team will count towards the corporate cup. This will be based on finish times. 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 3 male and female in this age category.
Veterans prizes: trophy for first 3 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
Thanks to Ørsted they will headline the Great Grimsby 10k for another year! We are very proud to work with the local Ørsted team! They are a very prominent feature locally in Grimsby having the worlds largest offshore wind operations and maintenance centre at the Grimsby Port.
Our other key sponsors currently for 2023 are North East Lincolnshire Council who assist us greatly with the event. Lots of departments throughout the council all contribute to its success.
DFDS are a big supporter and sponsor of the event, they also provide our start area staging using one of their trucks!
As always the race will be supporting many local community groups and charities. Full details will be updated as soon as possible.
Terms and conditions
I am a Participant and acknowledge that by participating in the Event, I agree to the Terms and Conditions set out below. I also understand that I am entering in to a contract with Tape2Tape Limited 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 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 10k.
As soon as you enter the race Tape2Tape incur significant costs for this year’s race from your entry fee which cannot be recovered. This includes on-line entry fees, vat, medal and tee shirt (ordered months in advance) plus a whole host of goods and services directly related to the race.
- Refunds of entry fees will not be considered under any circumstances.
- Entries cannot be deferred to future years.
- Entries cannot be transferred to any other Tape2Tape events.
- You CAN transfer your entry FREE OF CHARGE to another runner or move from the live race to the virtual until 9am on Monday 1st May 2023
- I agree that I will not give my place in the race to anyone outside of the authorised transfer process.
Unexpected or unforeseen circumstances
In the event that adverse weather, a pandemic or any other prevailing circumstances mean that the race cannot take place I acknowledge that Tape2Tape will post out my medal and Tee shirt to the address which I registered with, before 9am on Monday 1st May 2023 There will be no new date for the race in 2023.
The organisers will NOT be responsible for the loss, theft, or damage of your personal belongings, other than caused because of our negligence.
If a runner with disabilities wishes to enter, please contact the organisers to discuss the feasibility of safely participating in the race. We will arrange a site visit with you so that we can jointly undertake a suitable assessment of risk. If feasible and safe to do so, we will consider making reasonable adjustments to assist your participation and experience.
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.
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 please ensure you update your details on the entry system.
By entering the race, you give your permission for any photographs/video recordings to be used on the event website and on social media. Please e mail Tape2Tape if you do not wish is to happen.
TEE SHIRTS and MEDALS
These are for finishers and will not be posted out to anyone who for any reason is unable to take part in the actual race. This is due to additional postage/admin costs.
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.
The race organisers will not accept any form of abuse or verbal assaults through any communications prior to the event taking place, or on the day. We reserve the right to reject your race entry or ask you to leave the event should an incident occur on the day. You would also be removed from the race results.
- Runners must NOT be accompanied by anyone on a pedal cycle. This may result in disqualification.
- 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.
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/drink that you purchase, OR receive as part of the race 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.
Virtual Race Participation
I will not take part in the live event on race day if I have entered the virtual race. Entry to the race will be refused if you try to do so.
- agree that I will not take part in the virtual event should I have any illness or other pre-existing medical condition which may put me under any unnecessary risk.
- I acknowledge and agree that:
- I will follow the up to date Government guidelines on Covid-19
running is an endurance sport;
- I should only undertake such an activity to a level which reflects my level of fitness.
- Minimum age for entry is 15.
- It is your personal responsibility to ensure that you closely follow all Government guidelines in relation to Covid-19. In particular you must consider the time of day and period of time when you run, carefully select your route, and apply social distancing to stay clear/give priority to pedestrians and people using public spaces.
- You must inform someone of where you are going and to check in with them on your return
- You should carry an ICE (in case of emergency) card with your details
- Refunds of entry fee will not be considered under any circumstances
- We are unable to defer entries to subsequent years or transfer to another Tape2Tape race.
- This is a challenging event. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the required fitness to complete the virtual race
- The organisers do not advocate the use of personal headphones whilst out running.
- You enter this race entirely at your own risk. The organisers will not be liable for any injury to you, no matter how it was caused..
- It is your personal responsibility to ensure that you arrive in good health ready to complete the virtual run. You are advised to note the advice at http://www.runnersmedicalresource.com
Thank you for submitting your details.We will be in touch with you if more places become available.
We are a #litterfreerace and you are a #litterfreerunner .Please dispose of any litter carefully. Full gel packets fit in your pocket, so please put the empties back in there.
Some of the ways that we ensure that we maintain a positive environmental impact at our event
- Encouraging car sharing where it is Covid-19 safe to do so
- Ensuring all rubbish is removed from the route
- Use paper cups at the water station. These will be re-cycled after the race.
- A bottle of water will be provided at the finish which is made from 100% re-cycled plastic. Any left at HQ will be re-cycled and you are encouraged to also do likewise if you take the bottle home with you.
- 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.
Great Grimsby 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.
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.
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.
To assist in reducing overcrowding we will re-introduce the 2 wave start which worked well in previous years.
At sign up you choose your approximate finish time of under or over 55 minutes. There will be a gap of around 10 minutes between each wave starting. All times are recorded by electronic chip.
For anyone who is still not ready to attend an actual race, there is a virtual option where you can run a 10k at a safe place and time of your choosing, anytime between 4th and 30th June(if you want to be included in the virtual results). Otherwise you can just run it for the achievement anytime you wish.
Or maybe you are working or on holiday but would still love to take part!
- You can run it all in one go or over several days to suit your needs.
- You can then upload your times to a separate results system.(if you choose to do so)
- Your virtual medal and tee shirt will be posted out to you week commencing 5th June 2022
- Please note there will be no separate prize pool for the virtual race