Town Hall Square Grimsby

9:00 AM

Race overview



The Great Grimsby 10k is in its 9th Year and will take place on Sunday 2nd June 2024 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.


  • Tee shirt
  • Medal
  • Cake!!
  • Pacers
  • 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

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.


Race entry

We have a fair, open, transparent and good value for money pricing structure in place for the race.

All entry fees include a fab event medal, tee shirt and post race cake.

Early Bird

From 6pm on Sunday 4th June 2023 until 2359 on Sunday 2nd July 2023

Affiliated £20; non affiliated £22 plus small process fee by our on line partner

Choose your race number for just 50p extra.

Standard entry

From 0001 on Monday 3rd July 2023 until 2359 on Tuesday 30th April 2024

Affiliated £23; non affiliated £25 plus small process fee by our on line partner

Choose your race number for £2 extra.

Late Entry

From 0001 on Wednesday 1st May 2024 until 2359 hours on Friday 30th May 2024(earlier if race full)

Affiliated £27; non affiliated £29 plus small process fee by our on line partner



Enter Race

Click the link below to sign up to this race

Entry forms

Race course

It is FLAT, FAST, FRIENDLY and suitable for first time runners.

! 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


Medical provision


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!

Risk assessment

A risk assessment complying with UK Athletics requirements will be regularly updated as planning for the race progresses.

Lead car/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  Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k

Sunday 2nd June 2024

The Great Grimsby 10k is a really important event for the area. It attracts thousands of runners from miles around.

The race supports many local community groups and charities in the fantastic work they do in our communities. It is also a big motivator to keep people moving in the support of their physical and mental well-being.

Link to race route –

As race organisers our number one priority is the safety of our runners, race volunteers and the general public.

North East Lincolnshire Council have received an application for a temporary traffic regulation order for the race. This is legally binding and prevents traffic from entering the race route and some surrounding streets before and during the race.

You must not drive onto the race route as you will potentially be putting the runners, volunteers(of which many children will be helping out) as well as yourself at risk.

A traffic management company will have responsibility for managing all Road closures during the event.

We acknowledge that this may cause disruption to some people for which we are sorry, but respectfully ask you to plan ahead making minor adjustments to your normal routine.

Emergency services

The plan to close the Roads has been agreed with all emergency services. They have plans in place so it is business as normal for them

Grimsby Hospital (DPOW)

Hospital managers and East Midlands Ambulance Service have a plan in place so that access to the hospital is maintained at all times.

Any members of the public wishing to access the hospital during the Road closures can do so via Second Avenue.

All hospital department heads have been advised of the road closures so they can communicate plans to anyone with a pre-arranged appointment.

Hi-Viz Jackets

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. They will do their best to keep you updated about what is happening and where feasible offer up alternate routes to assist you.

We ask that you are kind and respectful of these super volunteers.

Town Hall Square

Great Grimsby Town Hall Square and Doughty Road will begin to close from 0630 hrs.

All other Roads

All other Roads will start to be closed down from 0800 hrs.

We expect the full network to be back to normal by 11.45.

Advances Road closure signs

You will see lots of 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 as soon as safely possible.

Race Timeline

  • Start line – Doughty Road/ town hall area closed from 0630 hrs.
  • 0800 hrs all other affected Roads close – please see below
  • 0845 course ‘locked down’ our safety car will travel the route.
  • Race starts at 0900 hrs.
  • 0930hrs start area/town hall area re-opens.
  • 0940hrs – abbey Road/Bargate/ Nun’s corner re- opens.
  • 1000hrs – Scartho Road/ louth Road a1243 re-opens.
  • 1045hrs – A16 Peaks Parkway re-opens.
  • 1100hrs – Welholme Road/Park drive and surrounding Roads re-open.
  • 1145hrs – Anticipated all roads open.

Main Roads affected

Townhall Square

Doughty Road

Abbey Road

Bargate -Brighowgate to Nuns Corner A1243

Scartho Road A1243 including Roads accessed from it

Louth Road A1243 including Roads accessed from it

A16 Peaks Parkway – Louth Road roundabout to Welholme Road

Welholme Road – A16 Peaks Parkway to Bargate A1243


We have some solutions in place

Scartho Top and surrounding streets

There will be no access/egress at Scartho Top from Matthew Telford Way.

There will however be a staffed contraflow system on Pelham Avenue allowing traffic to use Waltham Road. Louth Road will be closed.


Wintringham Road

Contraflow including temporary removal of one way at Wintringham Road East to allow access/egress onto Hainton Avenue.

This is for Wintringham Road, Farebrother Street, Legsby Avenue, Ainslie Street, Lambert Road, Ludford Street, Abbey Drive East, Lampton Grove, St Olafs Grove, Abbots Way

Please note it will not be possible to cross over Welholme Road from Peaks Parkway through to Bargate


Louth Road roundabout/Becklands estate.

Access/egress maintained towards Tollbar roundabout.

Louth Road

Anyone wishing to leave Louth Road is advised to park up in Southfield Avenue prior to 8am. This will allow you to turn left onto Waltham Road.


Community Impact

We have put in place an extensive plan to advise as many people and businesses of the road closures. Inevitably it is not possible to let everyone know, but we do our very best………..

This includes amongst others…..

  • Thousands of letters posted to residents
  • Visits to affected businesses
  • Delivery companies
  • Buses and taxis
  • Supermarkets
  • Health services
  • Care homes
  • Advances warning signs
  • Local media
  • Social media



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.

Fittest Gym Challenge

For the first time in 2024 we have the fab Fittest Gym Challenge. Fastest 3 males and 3 females per team will count towards the  cup. This will be based on finish times. Individual trophies 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


  • When will I receive my runner number and timing chip?

    This will be with you at the address you registered with around 1 week before the race

  • Minimum age?

    England athletics stipulate 15 for a 10k race.

  • Where is the start line?

    On Doughty Road in Great Grimsby town centre. This is near to all of the town centre car parks.

  • Do I pay extra for the tee shirt?

    No, this is included in the entry fee.

  • Can I run with a dog?

    Sorry this is not allowed under our race licensing conditions. If you wish to run with a 'guide dog' please contact us to discuss the safest way to do so. tel 01472 824894 e mail

  • Can I wear headphones?

    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 push a pushchair

    Sorry this is not allowed under our race licensing conditions.

  • How do I know if I have entered the race?

    1. Check to see if your entry fee has left your bank account
    2. Check your Results Base profile where you can see races you have entered.
    3. Check the race entry list

  • Where is the entry list?


  • I have a disability and am not sure if I should enter?

    We welcome participants of all abilities into our race. If you have a particular concern we will be happy to discuss this in confidence with you. Please ask for Nicola 01472 824894 or e mail

  • Time limit?

    This is a running event and not one which participants can walk for the majority of the way. We have to open up all roads on the course in a timely manner to minimise disruption to the local community.   As a results we work on a 15 minute mile, which is 1h 33 minutes for the 10k.

  • How do I change details such as address, club, tee shirt size etc

    Please follow these >>INSTRUCTIONS

  • Can I transfer my place to another runner?

    You can transfer your entry to another runner at no additional cost to you. Any financial arrangement to recoup your money is solely between you and the new runner. The deadline to do so is 9am on Wednesday 29th May. Please follow this link for transfer advice >>>HERE

  • Can I have a refund, defer to next year or transfer to another race?

    Sorry no this is not possible and is contained in the terms and conditions which runners agree to prior to entering the race. As soon as you enter the race we incur significant costs for this race such as 20% VAT, on line entry fees, staff costs plus a whole range of other goods and services which we are unable to recoup. We will however let you transfer your entry to another runner at no additional cost to you. Any financial arrangement to recoup your money is solely between you and the new runner. The deadline to do so is 9am exactly two weeks before the race. Please follow this link for transfer advice >>>HERE

  • Do you accept free entry requests from elite runners?

    We acknowledge that all runners are different and run for different reasons. As an inclusive race organiser we welcome race entries from any runner irrespective of their ability. We do give away hundreds of free race entries every year to community groups and charities to assist them in their fundraising endeavours. We do not give free entries to anyone who is an elite runner.

  • How do I notify the organisers of a medical condition?

    Firstly it is your responsibility to ensure you are in good health prior to entering one of our races. As part of the entry process you must endorse the system with details of any pre-existing medical condition you may have. In the event of a medical issue occurring this will be shared with the medical company. You must also endorse the rear of your runner number with such details.

  • Can I choose my runner number?

    Yes you can, as long as it is still available, at a small extra cost. This allows us to continue supporting local charities and community groups through the race. Deadline is around 4 weeks before the race.

  • Can I choose the name that goes on my runner number?

    Yes you can up to around 4 weeks before the race which is when the numbers are printed. There is no additional charge for this service.

  • Who scrutinises and advises on race plans?

    Whilst we have many years’ experience of organising races we work very closely with the respective local authority safety advisory group. They look at and advise on safety issues in relation to our race plans and risk assessment. This groups consists of all emergency services as well as several departments from the local authority. We very much value our working relationship with these professionals as we plan and de-brief our races.

  • Do you have public liability insurance?

    Yes this is provided by England athletics.

  • Who licenses the race?

    A race licence is obtained through England Athletics. We have rigorous standards to meet especially in relation to safety, which are scrutinised on race day by an independent adjudicator.

  • Can I discard old clothing at the start line if I want to keep warm?

    Yes you can, please place the item at the road side in the big bag provided. Any items left will be sent to a local charity.

  • Do you have pacers at the race?

    Yes we do, the times are 40 mins, 45, 50, 55, 1 hour, 65, 70 and 75 mins

  • Do I need to register on race day?

    If you have your runner number then no, just go straight to the start line.

  • Race withdrawl
  • Are the roads closed for the race?

    Yes they are, we apply to the local authority for a temporary traffic regulation order which allows an external traffic management company to close the roads and provide diversionary routes. You must however be aware that traffic may stray onto the route without pre notice, so you should be aware of your surroundings at all times.

  • Loos?

    There will be plenty of loos near to Great Grimsby Town hall which is 2 minutes to the start line. Loos will also be available in the park at the finish.



The Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k has been helping charities since 2016, and this year is no different.

The much-loved event is more than a road race. It brings the community together to raise thousands of pounds for various charities and provides a wealth of volunteering opportunities.

Neil and Nicola Pattison, race directors from Tape2Tape, said: “We’re delighted this staple event in North East Lincolnshire’s calendar can support so many local charities and community groups, as well as bringing the community together for a fantastic race through the town. We wanted this event to be more than just a race, and with the support of so many, we have achieved this.”

Full details of the 2024 charities can be seen below. You can however raise money for any charity of your choice.


  1. Harbour place
  2. A Platform to talk 
  3. COPS
  4. Blue Cross
  5. Linkage
  6. Horizon Youthzone
  7. Grimsby Rotary

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.
  • 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


  • 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 until 8am on Monday 23rd May 2024
  • I will not give my place in the race to anyone outside of the authorised transfer process.



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.


In the event that adverse weather, a pandemic or any other prevailing circumstances mean that the race cannot take place and is to be cancelled, details will be recorded on the Tape2Tape website, an e mail will be sent out to the e mail address you registered with and on the Tape2Tape social media channels.

We will do our utmost to re-arrange the race, but there is no guarantee as permissions need to be re-applied for and goods/services booked in months in advance. If we are unable to re-arrange, no refunds will be given under any circumstances, however we will endeavour to look at alternative options.  The organisers are not liable in any way for any expenditure you may have incurred.

The organisers reserve the right to alter the course should safety or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control prevail.


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 this to happen.


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.


If you are prize winner, it is your responsibility to either collect it yourself at presentation or ask someone to do so on your behalf. If you fail to collect your prize the organisers will endeavour to ensure that you receive it, but they will not be responsible for any postage costs.


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.


Tape2Tape are committed to the General data protection regulations. Full details can be found in our privacy policy .

Enter Race

Click the link below to sign up to this race

Thank you for submitting your details.

We will be in touch with you if more places become available.


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 or telephone 01472 824894. 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 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.

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 or telephone 01472 824894.



Here at Tape2Tape we are committed to ensuring our events are sustainable and have minimum impact on the environment.

To be a litter free race encourage recycling to reduce waste.

To help achieve this we aim to ensure that we reduce the amount of single use items at the event. This includes all our meal and drink providers. We encourage our race participants and attendees to be litter/waste free by being mindful to dispose of items properly, recycling where possible. Our aims are to ensure that more is being recycled at our events.

We encourage runners not to bring single use plastic bottles to drink on the route, we have adequate water stations, all with recyclable paper cups. If runners do carry a bottle, we ask that they please try to ensure that it is a reusable one.

We have a recycling tent at the finish line of the Great Grimsby 10k. This is so everyone can head over to the tent with their litter and waste, there will be a small team to assist you in placing it in the right bins! Together we can recycling as much as we can at this event!

Some of the other ways that we ensure we maintain a positive environmental impact and ensure our events are sustainable, they include:

  • Working closely with our local authority at North East Lincolnshire Council who assist us by collecting all recyclable race packaging and disposing of on our behalf
  • Using recyclable paper cups at all water stations
  • The bottle of water provided at the finish is made from 100% re-cycled plastic
  • Bins for recycling bottles will be at the finish area
  • Any discarded clothing left on the start line by runners is collected and then donated to a local charity who receive funds for the recyclable weight
  • No paper material is posted out to participants – key information is emailed out by a full colour PDF race brochure
  • We do not give away post-race goody bags that containing paper items/leaflets etc
  • We endeavour to use an electric lead car in the race to reduce emissions around the race route
  • Spare event medals and some of the left-over event t-shirts are donated to a local charity to reuse or recycle for funds
  • We encourage runners to bring along old trainers, medals and clothing that will be recycled by a local charity
  • Using local service providers
  • All our refreshment providers are required to use recyclable, cups, trays, etc.
  • Encouraging car sharing where is safe and appropriate to do so
  • Provide a park and stride for runners and spectators so emissions are reduced in the town centre
  • Encourage local people to walk or cycle to the events.

If you would like to get involved or offer any advice or support, please do not hesitate to contact or Tel: 01472 824894.

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.

Virtual Option

For anyone who is disappointed that they are not able to attend this event due to other commitments, or who may still not be ready to attend an actual race, there is a Virtual option where you can run the 10k at a place and time of your choosing, anytime before the end of June 2024 (if you want to be included in the virtual results). Otherwise you can just run it for the achievement anytime you wish.


  • 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 (if you order one) will be posted out to you the week after the live race date (5th March)
  • Please note there will be no separate prize pool for the virtual race

10K Training Plans

We are delighted to be working with ‘Prep by Page’ which is run by experienced and quality runner Ryan Page to bring you a series of FREE 10 week training plans.

Ryan has been running for many years and has a 10k PB of 30:54.  If you would like some personalised sessions please feel free to contact ‘Prep by Page’ via this link Contact Ryan . He will cater for all running abilities.

To view the FREE plans all you need to do is click on the relevant picture below, this will take you straight to the plan for you.

Click here for Beginners Tips video

Click here for Motivational Advice video