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Deadline extended for Lincoln 10k

Fundraisers in Lincoln have been given a last chance to sign up for the Lincoln 10k road race as the application deadline is extended.

Spaces are still available for the 18th Lincoln 10k, wheelchair athletes race and children’s races during the weekend of April 5 and 6.

The entry deadline has been extended until March 25 at 4pm. To take advantage of the extra time, head to the Lincoln 10k website to sign up.

Entry to the 10k race will cost £21 for runners affiliated with a running club, or £23 for those unaffiliated.

All information packs and race numbers will be posted to entrants ahead of the race.

Steve Lockwood, Leisure, Sport and City Services Manager, said: “Entries have been coming in steadily but we’ve seen a sudden surge as the deadline drew closer.

“As we have some space left, we wanted to give people an extra weekend to sign up. Please don’t miss this last chance to be part of 2014’s event!

“We’ve had most of our deliveries for the goody bag and we can definitely call it that – it is jam-packed with goodies this year.

“With two weeks to go we’re seeing a real buzz around the race and we wanted to give people an extra opportunity to get involved.

On Sunday, April 6, the wheelchair athletes race will set off at 10.55am, followed by the main event at 11am.

Everyone who completes the course will be rewarded with a goody bag and medal for their efforts.

Cash prizes will also be handed out for the fastest three finishers in the male, female, wheelchair male and wheelchair female categories.

For the first time this year, the top three places will also receive a posy, courtesy of local florist, The Arbour.

Children aged between 9 and 11 can get involved for free on Saturday, April 5 when the 2.8km Direct Textiles Ltd Primary Schools Race starts at 9.15am.

The 5km Running Imp Secondary School Race for 11 to 14-year-olds takes place at 9.20. All children will receive a free t-shirt, medal and goody bag.

Organisers say there will be enough free parking for every runner at Yarborough Leisure Centre and Sudbrooke Drive Community Centre.