More than 4,000 runners are expected to take to the streets on the morning of Sunday 22 July 2018 for the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k race.
Now in its third year, it’s a day for sporting celebrations but there will be some disruption for a few hours on the morning of the event for those living, working or travelling in areas along the race route.
You can view the race route here: Great Grimsby 10k Route
The Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k is much more than a road race with thousands of pounds to be raised for charities including the RNLI, Marie Curie, When you wish upon a star, St Andrew’s Hospice, Grimsby Rotary Club, Health Tree Foundation and Inspire TCI. The event also provides a wealth of volunteering opportunities.
Road closures will be in place to keep the runners and other road users safe for the duration of the race. To aid in the smooth running of both the event and the flow of traffic, there will be a rolling closure. This means the roads will continue to flow as normal once the last section of the race has passed roads and junctions on the route.
The bus station will operate as usual on race day but Town Hall street will be closed. Race organisers Tape2Tape are grateful to Stagecoach for their support. For further details on bus travel around Grimsby contact Traveline on 0871 2002233 or visit www.traveline.org.uk.
Letters have been sent to addresses on the route and road closure signs will be put up on the roads affected.
Roads will reopen once the runners have passed and it is safe to do so – this is expected to be by 12.30pm at the latest. Those properties at the earlier stages should see things return to normal sooner.
Race directors Nicola and Neil Pattison from Tape2Tape said:
We’re really looking forward to this year’s race and it would make everyone’s day to see people turn out and cheer on those taking part.
Everyone can help by respecting the road closures and avoiding the race route until the roads fully reopen later in the morning.
We understand this will be an inconvenience for some people living on or near the race route, but we’re doing everything we can to give plenty of advance warning and we’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.
We’ll also work hard on race day to get the roads open as soon as the last runners have passed and keep disruption to a minimum.
We’ve tried to give everyone affected by the road closures as much notice as we can but with an event of this nature, there will always be people who don’t find out until it’s too late.
You can help by letting friends and neighbours know if they’re likely to be affected by the road closures.
Everyone travelling to the race must arrive early to beat the road closures. Roads on the race route will close at 8.30am.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you do not have access to email, call 01472 824894, if we are unable to take your call at the time please leave us a message and we will get back to you.
The following roads along the route will be affected by the road closures:
Closures from 7.30am to 11.30am
- Town Hall Square
- Town Hall Street
- Doughty Road (No access to Moss Road)
- Pasture Street
- Upper Burgess Street
- East Street
- Osbourne Street
Closures from 8.30am to 12.30am
- Abbey Road
- Abbey Park Road
- Bargate – up to and including Nunns Corner Roundabout
- Scartho Road (A1243) – up to and including Scartho Fork Roundabout
- Louth Road (A1243) – up to and including Louth Road Roundabout
- 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.