What better way to kick start your 2022 than signing up for the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k?
The much-loved race will be returning to the streets of Grimsby once again – and this time, a little earlier in the year, on Sunday 5 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 sponsors Ørsted and North East Lincolnshire Council, are encouraging as many people as possible to get involved.
The race, now in its seventh year, welcomes experienced runners right through to those who have only dipped their toes in the water.
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 charity each year and creates a wealth of volunteering opportunities.
Entries will open at 00:01 on New Year’s Day. People can sign up at www.greatgrimsby10k.com for £22 or £20 for affiliated running club members. Entry includes a t-shirt and medal.
Lauren Little, stakeholder advisor at Ørsted, said: “We have a very exciting 2022 ahead of us with the seventh Great Grimsby 10k supporting seven very deserving local charities. What makes the event so special for us is that anyone can get involved whether you are a beginner, experienced runner, a volunteer or just looking to cheer from the sidelines – everyone has an important role.”
Neil and Nicola Pattison, Tape2Tape directors, added: “Set your alarm as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day and get signed up to the race! We are so excited to welcome all our fantastic runners back for 2022 and would like to thank Ørsted for their continued support as our headline sponsor. The feeling in the town and the support we get is just amazing – it’s everyone that makes the race what it is. And next year will be even more special as the event falls on The Queens Platinum Jubilee weekend.”
2022 will see the return of the finish line event, with a variety of stalls and activities. More information on this will be shared nearer to the event.
The St Hugh’s Hospital family fun run will be back for 2022 and will take place in People’s Park before the main race. Sign-up here: https://tape2tape.co.uk/events/st-hughs-hospital-great-grimsby-family-fun-run-2022/
If you are not quite ready to return to a live race, there is an option to run the 10k virtually in your own time, wherever you feel safe.
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, TIRU – Paprec Energies, NAViGO, JemBuild, Lincolnshire Co-op, myenergi, Freshney Place, St Hugh’s Hospital, EQUANS and DFDS.
The seven chosen local charities for 2022’s event are: OnSide Youth Zone, Harbour Place, A Platform To Talk, The Gardiner Hill Project (part of NAViGO), Mind, Doorstep and RNLI.
OnSide Youth Zone:
- OnSide’s goal is to ensure that every young person, regardless of their circumstance or background, can access first-rate facilities, alongside expert mentoring and support whenever they want or need to.
- Horizon Youth Zone in Grimsby will provide thousands of young people with the opportunities and support they need to raise their aspirations and to overcome their own barriers.
- Opening its doors in 1996, Harbour Place aims to help some of the most vulnerable people in our society. In 2011, the charity started operating an Outreach team which works closely with rough sleepers, building relationships and trust to form a base that allows positive change to happen. Harbour Place also has a night shelter, operating 365 days a year.
A Platform To Talk:
- A Platform To Talk is a local community Facebook group that has been set up by local people to provide a platform for people to talk, seek help and gain advice for mental health issues.
- Here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem in North East Lincolnshire has somewhere to turn for advice.
- Doorstep provides accommodation and support to young people and young families, aged 16 to 25 years old, who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or experiencing poor housing within North East Lincolnshire.
The Gardiner Hill Project:
- NAViGo’s official charity set up to enhance and enrich the lives of people with mental health problems.
- The RNLI is a charity of volunteers who save lives at sea. Powered primarily by donations, their search and rescue service has been saving lives for nearly 200 years.
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].
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