Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K sells out in a matter of days

Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K sells out in a matter of days

Entries to the much-loved Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K race has sold out in just a matter of days.

Tickets to the popular race went on sale at 10am last Tuesday. Within the first day, there were just 285 spaces left.

By Sunday afternoon, the race had completely sold out.

The 10K race is set to return on Sunday 18 July, complete with Covid-19 safety measures in place and a 50 percent reduced capacity of 2,000 participants.

The race will also have a staggered start between 9am and 11am, with a select number of people beginning the race every two minutes and spread out across the route.

It will be one of the first major events to take place in North East Lincolnshire after the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are fully lifted.

Lauren Little, stakeholder advisor at Ørsted, said: “The Great Grimsby 10k event has become a much-anticipated event in the community calendar and it’s fantastic to see that the enthusiasm for it has not been lost, despite a challenging time. We can’t wait to get our trainers on and get out there to help raise some money for our charity partners.”

Tape2Tape race directors, Neil and Nicola Pattison, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that people are pulling on their running shoes for the return of this hugely popular race that we love putting on each year for the great town of Grimsby.

“The speed in which the race has sold out is testament to just how loved it is and we cannot wait to see you all again and put on a fantastic race for the runners, albeit slightly different to previous years as we take the necessary precautions to put on a COVID-safe event.”

The annual race aims to bring the local community together to support good causes in the borough, raising thousands of pounds for charities.

Sponsors for the race include Ørsted, North East Lincolnshire Council, Young’s, NAViGO, ENGIE, North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Dalkia, St Hugh’s Hospital, Freshney Place, Jembuild and Lincolnshire Co-Op.

For every race entry, £1 is donated into a fund shared between the event’s charity partners.

These charities are 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 and seek help for mental health issues.

They will donate their share of the charity funds to the local Samaritans while they await status as a recognised charity.

In 2019, the race helped raise £18,500 directly for seven charities from race entries, fundraiser places and other initiatives.

If any further places become available, organisers are operating a waiting list and will contact subscribers on a first come, first served basis.

Places are still available for the virtual race, which people can run any time between 18 July to 31 July.

More information can be found here.

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