Santa Fun Run will raise thousands for charity

Over 1,000 people will don Santa suits this weekend to take part in an annual fun run, which is hoped to raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity.

Now in its sixth year, the annual Siemens Lincoln Santa Fun Run & Walk, organised by the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia, will take place at 11.30am on December 11.

Starting in Castle Square, the Santas will follow a 3.5km course around the picturesque and historic Bailgate area.

The event is open to all ages and abilities as a walk, jog, or run.

Sponsored by Siemens, the run is in aid of the British Heart Foundation, St. Andrews Hospice, Samaritans, the Siemens Charity, and other local charities.

1,200 people have already signed up to take part, and each participant is being asked to raise at least £20.11.

Event organisers are hoping that this will raise over £20,000 immediately, before considering additional sponsorship and entry fees.

The run costs £10 to enter. All participants will receive a free Santa suit and a finisher’s medal. Those who raise over £50 will receive a commemorative T-shirt.

Application forms can be picked up from Running Imp in Lime Kiln Way and Imp Travel on the High Street. You can also fill in a registration form online.