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Get ready for the Lincoln Santa Fun Run

The Danwood Lincoln Santa Fun Run and Walk is expected to be the biggest yet, with 2,200 Santas lined up to take part in the popular fundraiser.

The runners will set off at 11.30am on December 15 from Lincoln Castle, a new addition to the course map.

The event organisers from the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia will be present alongside the Mayor of Lincoln and representatives from the official event charities, which are: Alzheimer’s Society, British Heart Foundation, Candles, Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, Samaritans, and St Barnabas Hospice Lincolnshire.

Those taking part can see further details on our event listing here. Applications for this year’s event have now closed.

The 2013 Santa Fun Run has a new route through Lincoln Castle.
The 2013 Santa Fun Run has a new route through Lincoln Castle.

Here at The Lincolnite we are giving you some of the Santa fun highlights:

Red Arrow’s red suit

Swapping his iconic red suit for a Santa outfit, Stewart Campbell who will fly with the RAF’s Red Arrows as Red 2 next season, is running in the Lincoln Santa Fun Run.

Stewart (pictured above) will run under the number 2 and is raising money for The Jon Egging Trust. The charity was set up in memory of Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging who lost his life in August 2011.

He said: “It’s great to see something so positive emerge from such a sad incident. The Jon Egging Trust is doing an amazing job inspiring young people to be the best they can be, and I’m delighted to be helping the charity.”

Spectators can watch out for Stewart’s red balloon which will be floating behind him as he runs.

Santa Doggy Dash

The Santa Doggy Dash is running for the first year, in association with Jerry Green Dogs.
The Santa Doggy Dash is running for the first year, in association with Jerry Green Dogs.

Organisers this year have launched the very first doggy category for all those wanting to take part in the fun run with their four-legged friends.

In association with Jerry Green Dog Rescue, this year’s run will even offer dogs their own starting line at Lincoln Castle.

For those involved in this year’s event, there is no extra cost to bring your pooch, although he or she must be on a lead at all times.

If you are running and would like to enter your dog, please contact the organisers, so that they can get a medal ready and waiting.

Terms and conditions apply. There will be prizes for the best dressed Christmas-themed dog taking part.