Runners are set to take to the streets of Grimsby on the morning of Sunday 18 July for the return of the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K.
The COVID-safe race, which will be one of the first major events to take place in the borough since the pandemic began, is expecting 2,000 people to take part in the race.
Road closures will once again be put in place to keep the runners and other road users safe during the race.
To reduce disruption for those living, working, or travelling in areas along the race route, a rolling road closure will be in place as the race progresses.
Road closure list and timings are as follows:
Closures from 6am to 11:10am
- Town Hall Square
- Town Hall Street
- Doughty Road (No access to Moss Road)
- Pasture Street
- Upper Burgess Street
Closures from 8am to 11.30am
- East Street
- Osbourne Street
Closures from 8am to 11.20am
- Abbey Road
- Abbey Park Road
- Bargate – up to and including Nunns Corner Roundabout
Closures from 8am to 11.40am
- Scartho Road (A1243) – up to and including Scartho Fork Roundabout
- Louth Road (A1243) – up to and including Louth Road Roundabout
Closures from 8am to 12.30
- Toll Bar Roundabout (A16)
- New Waltham Bypass (A16) – up to and including the Low Farm Roundabout
- Peaks Parkway (A16) – up to Welholme Road
- Weelsby Road (A46)
- Welholme Road
- Park Drive to the finish line at People’s Park.
Streets that are connected to a closure with no alternative route will also be closed by default.
Residents living on Scartho Top will have access maintained through Ferriby Lane, Fauconberg Avenue and Pelham Avenue via traffic control.
Signs will be put up in advance to inform people of the road closures and letters will be sent to residents on Scartho Top and those affected by closures with no alternative route.
There is non-emergency access to the hospital via Second Avenue. Emergency vehicles will have access to the hospital at all times.
The road closures have been co-ordinated to support the staggered start times which is key for the COVID-Secure arrangements in place to allow the event to take place safely and securely.
Race organisers Tape2Tape have put a lot of time and consideration into analysing all aspects of the race to make it as COVID-Safe as possible and have strictly followed the official UK Athletics guidance and advice from North East Lincolnshire Council’s Event Safety Advisory Group and Public Health.
The measures put in place to ensure the event can go ahead in a safe manner:
- Staggered start between 9am and 11am every two minutes – removing the mass gathering in the Town Hall Square area seen in previous years with two wave starts, and people will be spread out across the 10km route.
- Reduce entry capacity by 50 per cent, with 2,000 participants.
- Sanitiser stations at toilet facilities and the start and finish line.
- Some stalls in People’s Park. Activities will return next year.
- Race results will be based on chip times, not first past the finish line due to the staggered start. Winners will be recognised and awarded at a later date.
Free race day parking is available at Freshney Place Shopping Centre, Grimsby Institute and Abbey Walk multi-storey car park.
Runners can park for free at Abbey Walk Multi-Storey, but roads in the area will close at 8am and Town Hall Square closes at 6am.
Free parking is also available at Freshney Place Shopping Centre’s East (from 7.30am) and West (from 10am) multi-storey car parks.
Or use park and stride from the Grimsby Institute car park, using the Hereford Avenue entrance – a short walk to the start and the finish line in People’s Park.
The Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K is much more than a road race. Thousands of pounds are raised for charity. This year’s seven charities are Harbour Place, Marie Curie, St Andrew’s Hospice, The Health Tree Foundation, RNLI, Blue Lights Brigade and A Platform To Talk.
This year’s race is being sponsored by Ørsted, North East Lincolnshire Council, Young’s, NAVIGO, ENGIE, North East Lincolnshire’s Clinical Commissioning Group, Dalkia, St Hugh’s Hospital, Freshney Place, Jembuild and Lincolnshire Co-op.
More information about the race can be found at www.greatgrimsby10k.com.
If you have any questions about how you might be affected, please email [email protected], or if you do not have access to email, call (01472) 824894. If they are unable to take your call at the time, please leave a message and they will get back to you.
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