Town Hall Square Grimsby
Everyone is very welcome to join in the St. Hugh’s Hospital Family Fun Run. Starting and finishing in exactly the same place as the 10k route this flat course will be sure to appeal to you if you want to walk, jog or run!
There will be a fantastic finish in People’s Park through the massive race arch, after which everyone will receive a medal and some sweets!
Entry to this event is £5 with discounts being applied if 2 (40p off each), 3 (50p off each) and 4 or more (80p off each) enter on the same order.
Please note that all runners under 18 must be entered on an adult’s profile
Medals and sweets to all finishers
Fun Run HQ will be at the iconic Great Grimsby Town Hall
Race HQ: Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby DN31 1HU
Parking: Abbey Walk Multi-Storey (DN31 1NB, 428 spaces), Duchess Street (DN32 0RW, 225 spaces), Market Hall roof (DN31 1EB, 118 spaces), Fishing Heritage Centre North (DN31 1SY, 30 spaces), Fishing Heritage Centre North (DN31 1SY, 119 spaces), Town Hall car park will be closed.
Start times: 10am: 10k race starts,
Fun run starts 9.30am:
Toilets: Grimsby Town Hall inside and outside as well as the finish in People’s Park
These will be located in the vicinity of Grimsby Town Hall and will leave at 0920 prompt to take your bags to the finish area.
Great Grimsby interesting Facts
According to legend, Great Grimsby was founded in the ninth century by a Danish Viking. The name Grimsby is thought to have originated from the Grim’s by, or ‘Grim’s Village’, based on Grim – the Danish Viking thought to be the founder of the town.
Grimsby is today a thriving modern town offering excellent facilities for education, shopping, leisure and work. Grimsby is undergoing a radical transformation as part of a 25-year vision for the town, including the recently completed £6million town centre regeneration project, key developments on the docks, and exciting leisure developments in the town centre and beyond.
Once the world’s largest fishing port, the town is now benefitting from the rise of the offshore renewable energy industry and is a European centre for food processing.
North East Lincolnshire in a nutshell
North East Lincolnshire – home to the UK’s largest port and the seafood capital of the country. North East Lincolnshire covers 192 square kilometres and includes the port towns of Great Grimsby and Immingham, the resort town of Cleethorpes and the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The population is about 157,300 and there are about 70,000 households.
Chart-topper Ella Henderson, motorbike ace Guy Martin, Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin and Joanne Clifton, Miranda star Patricia Hodge, elephant man John Hurt and Australia’s most-despised soap character, Mrs Nell Mangel, played by actress Vivean Gray, are all from the borough.
Legendary music producer and former fish factory worker Rod Temperton is from Cleethorpes. He wrote and produced many of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits including Rock With You, Off the Wall and Thriller.
Elton John’s 1974 track ‘Grimsby’ was written by Bernie Taupin about his time in the town as a teenager. One line reads: “Oh England you’re fair, but there’s none to compare with my Grimsby. Through nights of mad youth, I have loved every sluice in your harbour.”
North East Lincolnshire’s key business sectors are: ports and logistics, food processing, energy and renewables, chemical and process, housing and development and the visitor economy.
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 DONG Energy 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 1.2 km route is suitable for all runners, joggers or walkers.
The start line is on Doughty Road, adjacent to the Town Hall.
Click here to see the route>>> FUN RUN ROUTE
The fun run will be held on totally closed roads for your safety
The run is a fun run and will not be timed. There will be no results produced.
When will I receive my number ?
About a week before the fun run.
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 have a refund?
Sorry no, please see terms and conditions that you signed up to. As soon as you enter the race your money will start to be spent on goods/services for the race.
I have a disability and not sure if I should enter.
We actively encourage anyone, irrespective of their ability to enter the fun run. 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 01472 824894
Terms and conditions
There is no minimum age for entry, however parents/guardians are responsible for any child who enters the fun run.
Refunds of entry fee will not be considered under any circumstances.
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.
This is a challenging event. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the required fitness to complete the fun run.
It is your personal responsibility to ensure that you arrive in good health ready to complete the race. You are advised to note the advice at www.runnersmedicalresource.com
There will be event medical cover in place at the run. If you need any assistance, please notify a marshal/official and they will make contact with the medics.
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.
Please listen to and respond to the advice given by race officials and marshals. They are there to ensure that you and the general public are safe.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you arrive in good time for the start of the run.
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 Facebook 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.
Do not run using any other runners number.
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.
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.
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.
Privacy notice – Tape2Tape will process your personal information for the purpose of organising and administrating the race and in accordance with the Data Protection Act. This will include contacting you with updates in regard to the race. We will not process your personal information for any other purpose or disclose it to any other third parties without your consent.
Thank you for submitting your details.We will be in touch with you if more places become available.
The run 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.
Fun Run Course
The 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.
There is no minimum age, but children must be supervised at all times by an adult.
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.
If you wish to receive any race material in a format which meets your needs then please contact us.
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.
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
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 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.
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 the charity Operation Christmas child, who give them to needy children around the world