More than 4,500 people have signed up to take part in this year’s Lincoln 10k, but among them will be Star Wars villain Darth Maul.
Darth Maul, or Scott Worboys as he is better known, is taking part in full costume, complete with lightsaber, to raise money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer UK.
The 42-year-old from Brigg signed up for the event after battling kidney cancer.
The Lincoln 10k will form part of his 10-run fundraiser, which culminates with the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon.
Scott said: “Just three years ago I was diagnosed with kidney cancer and had my entire left kidney removed.
“Since then I’ve been running – slowly – and this year I’m going to attempt 10 runs over 10 months.
“I’ll be running all but the marathon in full fancy dress costume, as Darth Maul from Star Wars, while carrying a full size prop replica lightsaber!
“This will be the fourth time I’ve run the Lincoln 10k – although it’s the first time for Darth Maul – and I’m really looking forward to it.
“I’ve done many races around the country and have to say the Lincoln 10k is an unmissable event. It’s always a great atmosphere and I have massive respect for the amazing people of Lincoln who turn up in their thousands to cheer us on to that breathtaking castle finish.”
To find out more about Scott’s challenge and to sponsor him, visit his Virgin Money Giving page.
Entries for the Lincoln 10k close at 4pm on Friday, March 21. Entry costs £21 for runners affiliated with a running club, or £23 for those unaffiliated.
If you are doing something special for charity, you can get in touch with your story at news@thelincolnite.