Some 3,000 runners are preparing for the Great Grimsby 10k 2017, which will take place later this month.
Organised by Tape2Tape and in partnership with North East Lincolnshire Council, the race returns to Grimsby for the second time with a 2k fun run and improved 10k route.
The race will begin at 10am on Sunday, July 30, starting at Grimsby Town Hall.
Entries to run in the 10k race have now sold out.
However, for those wishing to run on the day, places are still open for the 2k family fun run.
The shorter route will finish in People’s Park and all those who take part will receive a t-shirt, medal and goody bag.
All fun run participants must be able to finish the race within 90 minutes.
Prizes will also be given to both men and women who finish the fun run in first, second and third place.
Prizes include £250 for first, £150 for second and £100 for third.
The 10k route
This year the route has changed slightly to accommodate an increased number of participants.
Runners will begin the race near Grimsby Town Hall before heading to Nuns Corner, through Scartho towards New Waltham before running back towards Grimsby via Peaks Parkway and completing the race in People’s Park.
Some roads in Grimsby will be closed during the event. Closures are expected to begin at 8.30am on July 30 and will all be reopened by 12pm on the same day.
Town Hall Street will be closed to all vehicles between 7.30am and 10.15am.
Buses will be diverted via Frederick Ward Way in both directions and will use temporary stops.
Normal bus service departures will resume from the Riverhead after 10.15am.
Closures from 7am to 11.30am:
- Town Hall Square
- Town Hall Street
- Doughty Road (No access to Moss Road)
- Pasture Street
- Upper Burgess Street
Closures from 8am to 11.30am:
- East Street
- Osbourne Street
Closures from 8.45am to 11.30am:
- 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.
All streets that are connected to a closure with no alternative access route will be closed by default.
Free parking will be offered to runners at the multi-story car park at Freshney Place Shopping Centre and the Abbey Walk multi-storey car park.
Runners parking at Freshney Place should collect a ticket for the car park as usual and take both the ticket and race bib to the customer service desk near HMV.
A number of pay and display car parks can also be found in the vicinity of the race.