The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in Cleethorpes Country Park, Cleethorpes. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won't hurt your time, it won't stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.

Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Course Safety

The Cleethorpes parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the run as safe as possible, so runners, spectators and helpers are asked to take care about the following:

  • Please be considerate to the park and other park users at all times.
  • Children under the age of eleven must be accompanied (within arm's reach) throughout the run by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parent's choice.
  • Please arrive by foot, by pedal-power or by public transport if you can - your efforts help to reduce our impact on the park and the planet.
  • Please consider volunteering to help occasionally - this event survives only because of your generosity - please visit the volunteer page for more information.
  • Take care near roads and car parks - some vehicles drive very quickly. Please congregate away from the cars and be careful in particular if you have children. If you’re driving to the run, please drive carefully even if you’re late!
  • When running, take care on uneven surfaces - whether on grass or on tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.
  • Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles) with us. Health advice about running can be found at the excellent Runners' Medical Resource website (although this external website focuses on preparation for a race and does not describe parkrun events).
  • Remember to warm up before the run.
  • If you see a runner with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible.
  • If you’re watching, keep clear of runners on the course, and look after any children and dogs you may have with you.
  • It is not permitted to run with a pushchair and a dog at the same time.
  • Runners wishing to run with a dog are welcome, but please keep the dog on a short lead or harness and under control throughout the event. Please also review the parkrun support page article about running with a dog at parkrun events.
  • Runners pushing buggies are also welcome, but please take extreme care of other runners around you. If possible start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners.
  • While rare, Lyme Disease is present in areas where deer live, and occasionally passed to humans through infected ticks. See NHS Choices website for more about Lyme Disease, and how to deal with ticks.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Cleethorpes parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help athletes compare results.

Age Grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age group to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance. The scores can also be compared across different race distances - to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.

For more information, please see the Running For Fitness website.

Course Map

Course Description

The course is one small and two large anti-clockwise laps of the lake.
Starting by the pigeon-house near the car park, run one lap of the tarmac path, keeping the lake to the left at all times, back to the start. Then, following the same path, continue along the south side of the lake. Just before the first bridge, turn right, and run approximately 300m to a turn-around point. Return to cross the bridge and run along the northern side of the lake to the start/finish, then repeat for one more lap. Finish on the concrete circle by the start.

Facilities

There are two toilets on site at the car park / start point. Disabled facilities available.
The car park (free) is located within the park from the Park Lane entrance. It has parking for approx 40 cars. Ample additional parking is available a 20 minute walk away near the boating lake.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts by the pigeon-house near the car park.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: See the Stagecoach web site (Cleethorpes) for bus routes and timetables. A route map is available here.
A No 7 or 8 bus gives access from Grimsby Town Centre to the South side of the park. Both stop near the roundabout at the junction of North Sea Lane / Church Avenue / Humberston Road. This leaves a 0.4 mile walk along Park Lane to the start point within the park next to the car park.
On the North side of the park the 9/9a stop in Chichester Road and a walk down Links road takes you to the north side of the lake. Walk to the south side of the lake to access the start point.

Train: Cleethorpes train station is located on the sea front near Station rd. A short walk to Cleethorpes High street will enable you to catch a No 9/9a bus which runs every 15 mins.

Getting there on foot

It is a two mile walk from the train station to the car park along the sea front, via Chichester Road and Links Road.

Getting there by road

Satnav postcode location to the south side park entrance is DN35 0PB. A car park is within the park.

From the M180/A180 enter Grimsby then follow the signs to Cleethorpes and then Pleasure Island along Cleethorpe Road / Grimsby Road / Isaacs Hill / The High Street / Alexandra Road / High Cliff Road / Kingsway / Kings Road.
At the mini roundabout just past Pleasure Island theme park, take the 2nd exit along North Sea Lane and turn right at a mini roundabout into Park Lane where you can drive straight into the park.

From the A16 Louth Road / Peaks Parkway take the exit onto the A1098 Hewitts Avenue. When you have reached a Tesco store on the right hand side, take the 3rd exit at the roundabout onto Humberston Road / A1031 Grimsby Road and turn left at the 3rd mini roundabout into Park Lane.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Coliseum Picture Theatre, 26-28 High Street, Cleethorpes DN35 8JN - please come and join us!