Tape2Tape, organisers of the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K, have implemented a series of policies to lessen environmental impact of the 2019 staging of the race. Confirmation of this arrived as registrations for this summer’s event, scheduled for Sunday 21 July, went live.
Since being staged in 2016, the 10k has enjoyed a remarkable trajectory from a relatively small, community run to a large scale race that received 4,000 entries last year. A further 1,000 places have been made available for this year.
On top of it being organised by the well-regarded Tape2Tape team, who are also behind the popular North Lincs Half Marathon and Gruesome Twosome races, the Great Grimsby 10K has received numerous plaudits for its attractive, fast course that moves through the town’s closed roads.
For 2019, the race will go greener by foregoing goodie bags for finishers, reducing the use of plastic bottles by 50% and going paperless for all communication with participants.
Nicola Pattison from Tape2Tape commented: “Our number one priority is to deliver a safe and enjoyable race for the runners, spectators and the wider general public. By reducing the amount of waste generated, we want to make this year’s Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k the cleanest and greenest yet."
Nicola continued: “I’ve been overwhelmed by the fantastic response to the first three races from seasoned runners and first-timers alike. I urge anyone who has ever thought about running a 10k to just give it a go, even if you haven’t run before, there are lots of local groups and clubs who have regular groups for beginners.”
Registration for the race is priced at just £17 (£15 for affiliated runners). More information is available here.