There’s just over a week remaining to sign up for this year’s Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K, scheduled for Sunday 21 July. The race is one of the key events from event organisers Tape2Tape and, despite its relative infancy, has seen its popularity soar from a few hundred to over 4,000 in just three years.
With a start point outside Grimsby Town Hall and a finish at the People’s Park, the 10k offers a superb course for runners – not to mention the fact it has great PB potential too with closed roads through the town.
Last year’s Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K helped raise around £15,000 directly for the seven charities from race entries, fundraiser places and other initiatives.
A £1 donation is made from every race entry into a fund shared between the event’s charity partners – Harbour Place, RNLI, Marie Curie, St Andrew’s Hospice, Grimsby Rotary Club, The Health Tree Foundation and Inspire TCI.
Ahead of next month’s event, organiser Nicola Pattison said that she hopes the fundraising drive will continue for 2019: “I was born and raised in Grimsby so it’s wonderful to be able to put on this race. We love seeing everyone outdoors on the day supporting the runners and enjoying the party in People’s Park after the race.
“Running has done great things for so many people. We’ve talked to loads of Grimsby 10K runners who ran to raise money for loved ones, to improve their mental health or their fitness.”
Further information is available here.