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Kick off your New Year and sign-up to the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k

12:01 am, Wednesday, 28th December 2022 - 1 year ago

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After several days of festive indulgence, you may now be looking towards 2023 and be wondering how best to kick start your New Year.

Entries for the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k will officially be opening from midday on New Year’s Day. People can sign up at www.greatgrimsby10k.com. Entry includes a t-shirt and medal.

Get the early bird offer, sign up in the first month of the official launch and be in with the chance of winning some prizes. If you enter before 31 January 2023, you can choose your running number for free (subject to availability).

The much-loved race will be returning to the streets of Grimsby on Sunday 4 June. The event will once again be starting at Grimsby Town Hall.

Whether you’re an avid runner or have recently taken up the sport, race organiser Tape2Tape, working with headline sponsor Ørsted, are encouraging as many people as possible to get involved.

The race, now in its eighth year, welcomes experienced runners right through to those who have never run before.

The popular event brings the community together for local good causes. It is much more than a road race as it raises thousands of pounds for charities each year and creates a wealth of volunteering opportunities.

The fantastic finish line event at People’s Park will also return, with a variety of stalls and activities. More information on this will be shared nearer to the event.

Aiming to be the most environmentally friendly race so far, there will a recycling tent in the centre of grass at People’s Park to enable race organiser Tape2Tape to recycle as much as possible during the event. There will be different bins for various items, including food waste. Out on the route, they will be using only recyclable paper cups that will be collected and recycled by North East Lincolnshire Council’s street cleansing team. Do your bit and make a difference.

In the decade since it first came to the region, Ørsted has put Grimsby and the Humber at the very heart of the global transition away from fossil fuels to green energy.

Last summer, Hornsea 2, which is just over 55 miles off the coast of Grimsby, became the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm. This marked a tremendous milestone for the offshore wind industry in the UK – and globally. Earth – our shared home – is precious.

Lauren Little, Senior Stakeholder Advisor at Ørsted, said: “Thanks to the local expertise of many Grimbarians, the effort to tackle climate change is happening right here, next to Grimsby Dock Tower. Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k shows Grimsby as the community focussed town that it is, and we’re so proud to continue to sponsor it. Good luck to all runners.”

Neil and Nicola Pattison, Tape2Tape race directors, added: “The Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k is a race we are so proud to bring to the people of North East Lincolnshire. This town is close to our heart and we love that thousands of people come out to take part in such a special event. We would like to thank Ørsted for their continued support as our headline sponsor so we can keep bringing the race back year after year. After a few days of festive indulgence, set yourself a challenge and aim to run the 10k this June. If you’re looking for some inspiration on where to walk, jog or run while you train, head to our FitRoutes website www.fitroutes.com where you can follow urban, rural and trail routes.”

Councillor Stan Shreeve, portfolio holder for health and wellbeing at North East Lincolnshire Council, added: “As someone who has run the race, I’m thrilled it is returning for its eighth year – it really has become a staple event in the town and something people look forward to. Our health and wellbeing are so important, so as we head into a new year, think about how you can look after yourself, get out in the fresh air, and maybe even pull on some trainers.”

If you cannot make the race, there is an option to run the 10k virtually in your own time.

Hundreds of volunteering opportunities are also created for local people, making the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k much more than a race. Volunteers are critical for this event, so if you want to join the race crew, email [email protected] or sign up at www.tape2tape.co.uk/volunteer.

Along with headline sponsor Ørsted, this year’s event will be sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, Young’s, Equans, NAViGO, DFDS, John Roe Toyota Grimsby, Lincolnshire Co-op, Metres to Miles, Freshney Place and Wilkin Chapman.

The seven chosen local charities for 2023’s event are: Horizon Youth Zone, Harbour Place, RNLI, A Platform To Talk, Grimsby Rotary, We Are With You (formerly Addaction) and Care of Police Survivors. 

A £1 donation is made from every race entry into a fund shared between the event’s charity partners.

Any local business who would like to support the event in some way can get in touch at [email protected].

You can follow the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k using #GY10K on social media for news and race photos:

Facebook: Tape2TapeEvents

Instagram: @tape2tapeuk

Twitter: @Tape2TapeEvents

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