Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K to return for 2021

Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K to return for 2021

Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K to return for 2021

The much-loved Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K race is set to return to the town this July.

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 Covid-safe events to take place in the borough.

Organisers say the event, which will take place on Sunday 18 July from Grimsby Town Hall, will be very different to previous years.

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.”

A number of safety measures have been put in place to facilitate this years event.

Staggered start times have been introduced and will take place between 9am and 11am every two minutes – removing the mass gathering in the Town Hall Square area, allowing people to spread out along the 10km route.

Entry capacity has also been reduced by 50%, meaning the event will now have just 2,000 participants. The capacity for stalls and activities has also been reduced.

Sanitiser stations will be placed at toilet facilities and the start and finish line

The staggered start means race results will be based on chip times, not first past the finish line. Winners will be recognised and awarded at a later date.

Race directors, Neil and Nicola Pattison, said:

“We want to reassure residents and runners that we have put a lot of time and consideration into analysing all aspects of the race to make it as COVID-safe as possible and have also strictly followed the official UK Athletics guidance and advice from North East Lincolnshire Council’s Event Safety Advisory Group and Public Health.

“While the event will take place after 21 June when all restrictions are expected to be eased, we are mindful that we should still take precautions for such a popular and well-loved race that people have come to enjoy.

“It will be a very different event to what people have come to know over the last five years, but we cannot wait to be back to put on a great race for the people of North East Lincolnshire to be proud of.”

Entries open at 10am on Tuesday 11 May for the sixth running of the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K 2021.

There will also be a virtual race for those who cannot make the day or do not wish to attend the physical event.

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