Venue: Central Park, Scunthorpe
Time: 11:00 (great for snoozing zzz and Saturday nights out!)
Welcome to our second year of the Big Green Scunthorpe 10k!
2023's event was fabulous, with overwhelming feedback!
It made us all very proud to have created this event, in our home town.
With a fantastic ROUTE perfect for spectators, fast times, and a great host location, 2024 is going to be amazing!
We plan to grow the event 'weekend' each year.
So for 2024 we've added more entries (sorry to all those who didn't get in for 2023) and we will be bringing a family fun 3k as part of the day. We have lots of other ideas bubbling away in the background, but we will see what we can do for 2024 before revealing anything else!
On the day and running alongside the Big Green 10k we will be joined by the members of App Frod Sports & Social Club, to help create an event village at the finish and around Central Park, allowing runners, spectators and the community top pop along and discover new ways to get active, get social or get a new hobby!
Race day information pack (2023's shown)- click here. Helping you plan your day.
We hope you can join us in 2024!
Here's a few things provisionally planned in for 2024:
BE BETTER - NOT PERFECT, you'll see our motto all over the place. This represents our approach to our Big Green objectives. We're delivering 'normal' events you would expect... but trying with each element to do it a little bit better.
See our Green Plans we delivered in 2023 for the 10k (we've lots of work to do for future years, it was a real challenge to bring a new event and do everything we wanted... but we've made a great start.)
Local resident, click here for access guides(2023 shown as example).
The perfect post run recovery!
Made with Cucumber, Mint, Apple Juice, Kiwi Syrup :)
Thanks to LAVO for sponsoring the event and giving every runner a Mocktail as they cross the finish line!
They have also prepared a matching Cocktail in celebration but this one isn't at the finish line, it is however available at the restaurant just down the road.
Cocktail – Tanqueray gin, Midori, lychee syrup, lime juice, apple juice
We're partnering up with The Cookie People and buying all our runners a fantastic finish line cookie!
COOKIE FLAVOUR REVEALED - 'TRIPLE BROWNIE BATTER COOKIE'
The cookie People are based just down the road in Ashby and in Scunthorpe Central Park just next to our finish village!
What could be better for runners than us partnering up with the most incredible Italian Kitchen and Bar (just down the road!)
The LAVO team have been fundamental in supporting the Big Green Project, getting people moving, taking pride in their town and working alongside the team at Curlys.
So pay them a visit, perfect for a spot of delicious carbohydrates the night before the 10k, or afterwards as a well deserved reward (they also do amazing cocktails!)
They'll be down on the day and running alongside you, so be sure to say hi :)
15% off food at LAVO to all entrants on the day of the event (just show your medal!)
ps: dont forget to book, with the amount of runners we're expecting, you'll need to be quick to secure you pre or post race treat!
Our essential traffic management partners taking care of the route.
Scunthorpe based Omnis are our preferred traffic management partner, they love runners, and share our ambition to get people physically active, showcase Scunthorpe, and support our Green objectives.
On the day they'll be out manning the course, supporting residents to go about their day and ensuring our runners are safe.
We are a friendly club based in Scunthorpe, we can't wait to welcome you to our town and cheer you on your 10k! (it actually runs past our base!)
The Club organises Club training sessions, twice a week, at Brumby Hall.
We cater for all levels of ability. Speed does not matter, the only criteria is that you want to run, we will make sure you are looked after.
See you soon!
The location for Registration, bag drop, cafe and The Bar!!
They'll be dishing up delicious snacks and drinks on the day, 300 metres from the finish (so make sure you tell your spectators, and you may get more joining you!) You'll also run past here at the 7.5km mark !
It's also the perfect place for a post run celebratory sparkling beverage!
Located in the centre of Scunthorpe, App Frod Sports and Social Club offers memberships to the general public opening up our great range of facilities, both sporting and social for everyone to enjoy.
On the day activities (more to come) and please share with friends and families, we really want to encourage (not just runners) to come and find great ways to get active :)
Yes that's right every runner will be treated to the most fantastic FREE finish line cookie!
We're very please to be buying every single one of our runners a delicious Cookie from the wonderful Cookie People :)
For all your spectators (or if you fancy more cookies!) then the Cookie People are based in Central Park for Cookies & Coffee, just 403.2 metres away from the finish ... and yes after just two cookies you will have completed a mile (that's worth a strava brag!)
Oh yes she is...The legendary Annie Fanny will be starting off the 10k race for you runners on the day... then joining you on the run!
Yup that's right Annie Fanny (Darren Johnson) will be firing the starting pistol at 11:00 to start the 10k race!
On the day she'll also be joined by Belle (Zoe Wright) and Belles Dad (Jake West) cheering you on!
... so prepare for some panto based Curly jokes shouted out around the course ...
'their behind you' and 'oh no you didn't ... break that strava segment' !
Beauty And The Beast Pantomime is at the Scunthorpe Baths Hall from the 7th to the 31st of December this year.
We're very proud of our home in North Lincolnshire :)
So it would be great to introduce to some of it's fantastic sites and locations... so please check out the visit North Lincs website, find places to stay, eat, experience or visit!
Make a weekend of it!
Supporting the event from advice, engaging the fantastic park teams and helping us with our Big Green objectives!
Central Park grounds team will be in full force on the day making Central Park look incredible and planting a wildflower meadow in support of the event. They're even supporting the event with their own electric vehicle!
The fantastic Waste Management team are joining us on the day to help us with our recyling and provide a spot of advice on all things waste (including composting!)
Scunny Bunny and Hunny Bunny form Scunthorpe United FC will be joining us on the day and cheering on the runners!
The fantastic North Lincolnshire council Waste Management team are joining us on the day to help us with our recyling and provide a spot of advice on all things waste (including composting!)
It's great to have our friends from North Lindsey College and the University Campus North Lincolnshire supporting the event.
You'll see there students getting some exciting work experience in ... more news on this ;)
they are also hosting the route through the University and providing our runners with lots of lovely free car parking.
BE BETTER - NOT PERFECT, you'll see our motto all over the place. This represents our approach to our Big Green objectives. We're delivering 'normal' events you would expect... but trying with each element to do it a little bit better. We will be learning along the way. Those learnings are available for anyone, and we will share after the event.
Everything wont be perfect, but thats ok... every event we will get better and better :)
Somethings we cant afford to do, somethings you may not want to pay extra for, some things are quite frankly rubbish, and somethings simply don't have green solutions for .... so WE ARE NOT PERFECT.... but WE WILL BE BETTER!
Here's our green plans from 2023s event... we only had two months to get it ready so we've lots to learn and more for future.
Things we're working on (and would always appreciate a hand)