Thursday, May 13, 2021

Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K returns for 2021

The much-loved Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K race is set to return to the streets of Grimsby as a COVID-safe event for 2021.

As the lockdown lifts and it becomes safer for more activities to take place, the 2021 Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K will be one of the first major events to take place in the borough, but it will be very different to previous races.

The event will take place on Sunday 18 July from Grimsby Town Hall, with a staggered start between 9am and 11am.

While many have taken up exercise and been enjoying the great outdoors throughout the pandemic, it is hoped the event, which is expected to sell out, will attract runners, old and new.

Race organisers Tape2Tape, working with headline sponsors Ørsted and North East Lincolnshire Council, are encouraging people to pull on their running shoes and join in. But you’ll have to be quick as race numbers have been reduced to 2,000 in order to keep the race as safe and socially distanced as possible.

COVID-Secure measures being put in place:

  • 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
  • There will be one water station at the route’s halfway point, but people are strongly encouraged to bring their own water

Lauren Little, stakeholder advisor at Ørsted, said: “It’s been a challenging year and the majority of people in the community have been affected by the pandemic in some way and our charity partners have been significantly impacted.

“But the sense of community spirit is one thing that has not been dampened and I know there is a great deal of motivation from local people to get back out there for the Grimsby 10k.

“A lot of focus is being put on making the event COVID-secure so we can all get together safely to help raise much needed funds.”

Sponsors for the race include Ørsted, North East Lincolnshire Council, ENGIE, NAVIGO and Young’s, with more yet to be confirmed.

A £1 donation is made from every race entry into a fund shared between the event’s charity partners – Harbour Place, Marie Curie, St Andrews Hospice, The Health Tree Foundation, RNLI, Blue Lights Brigade and A Platform To Talk – 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.

They will donate their share of the charity funds to the local Samaritans while they await full charitable status.

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