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Get ready, set, go! Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k just days away – here’s what you need to know

2:11 pm, Tuesday, 31st May 2022 - 8 months ago

General

The popular Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k will be hitting the streets once again on Sunday 5 June.

Get behind the runners as they take to the 10k course from 9am.

Whether you’re cheering on family, friends or living along the race route and wanting to get out on your doorstep, your support goes a long way.

The race will start at Grimsby Town Hall, heading along Scartho Road, Louth Road, and Peaks Parkway, before turning onto Welholme Road to finish in the scenic People’s Park.

There will be three water stations on the course where you can grab a drink in a recyclable paper cup. There will also be a 500ml bottle of water at the finish for runners to re-hydrate. The bottles are made from recycled material. Runners are asked to recycle them after use. Drinks bottles must be carried to the finish area and placed in a bin, and not thrown on the floor.

Race organisers, Tape2Tape, are working towards a litter free race and they ask that people respect our environment and support them in making this a litter free race.

Some of the ways the race is becoming greener:

  • All rubbish is removed from the route
  • Using recyclable drinks containers
  • Any discarded clothing left at the start line by runners is collected and donated to a local charity
  • Key information is emailed to participants instead of being posted
  • Leftover GY10K race t-shirts and medals are given to a local charity

St Hugh’s Hospital family fun run

There will also be the St Hugh’s Hospital family fun run, which takes place in People’s Park at the same time as the race at 9am on Sunday 5 June. This is a 1km route around People’s Park in Grimsby. Take a look at the route here: www.plotaroute.com/route/1648777

St Hugh’s Hospital, in partnership with race organiser Tape2Tape, are giving away 250 free places for the fun run. Once these places have gone, families can benefit from a reduced entry fee of £2.50 per person (original price, £5). On the day fun run entries are available from the Tape2tape merchandise gazebo in People’s Park from 7:30am.

For more information and to sign-up to the fun run, visit https://tape2tape.co.uk/events/st-hughs-hospital-great-grimsby-family-fun-run-2022/

Get involved in the Big Jubilee Breakfast

If you will be affected by the road closures that the popular event brings, why not take the opportunity to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and cheer on the runners with your neighbours?

Those living along the race route are being invited to come together to share chatter, food and fun. Why not cook up a full English fry-up or bacon bun to enjoy in your front garden? Or pop outside with a cup of tea to talk with your neighbours.

The finish line event at People’s Park

Enjoy the buzz of a fantastic atmosphere in People’s Park where there will be activities, stalls and music at the finish line of the race. Get your friends and family together for the festivities it has to offer.

Thanks to National Lottery players, Grimsby arts organisation The Culture House has been awarded funding to host a creative and cultural event during and after the race to celebrate. You are invited to enjoy a Jubilee Picnic in the Park event – bring a picnic or select food from one of the tasty stalls, relax and enjoy live music and walkabout entertainment.

There will be a chance for children to make crowns and take part in a procession around the park, followed by the sounds of the Hessle Ceilidh Band.

The Humber Taiko who attends each year will be drumming the runners home across the finish line.

Road closure information

Various road closures will be in place on the morning of the race, but all roads will be reopened by 11.30am.

  • Streets around Grimsby Town Hall will be closed between 6am and 9.30am.
  • The race route will be closed from 8am. Roads will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Those on the race route up to 2km should see roads reopen from 9.40am.
  • Those on the race route up to 6km should see roads reopen from 10am.
  • All roads will be open by 11:30am.

Households in Scartho Top have access via Ferriby Lane, Fauconberg Avenue and Pelham Avenue.

All streets that connect to a closure with no other access will be closed by default.

On behalf of everyone supporting the race, Tape2Tape apologise for any inconvenience caused by the road closures.

More details at www.greatgrimsby10k.com

Any questions? Please email info@tape2tape.co.uk. Alternatively, call (01472) 824894 and leave a message if they do not pick up.

Grimsby Town FC travelling supporters

If you’re travelling to London to watch Grimsby Town in the play off final, please remember there are road closures in place on Sunday morning. Our advice is to avoid the road closures, or if you have to travel on the roads affected by the race, make sure you set off before 7:45am. That way it will make for a smooth journey out of town.

Local charities

Local charities benefit from the race each year. A £1 donation is made from every race entry into a fund shared between the event’s charity partners. The seven chosen charities for 2022 are:

  • Horizon Youth Zone
  • Harbour Place
  • A Platform To Talk
  • The Gardiner Hill Project (part of NAViGO)
  • Mind, North East Lincolnshire
  • Doorstep
  • RNLI

Along with headline sponsor Ørsted, this year’s 10k event will be sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, Young’s, TIRU – Paprec Energies, EQUANS, NAViGO, JemBuild, Lincolnshire Co-op, myenergi , Freshney Place and St Hugh’s Hospital.

Follow Tape2Tape on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest news and photographs after the race has finished. To allow free pictures for runners, they have volunteer photographers along the route. Please bear with them after the race while these are being processed. They will share the links as soon as they can on their website www.greatgrimsby10k.com and social media.

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