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Final call to join Lincoln Great Spring Chicken Run

Lincoln fundraisers are being challenged to take part in an annual spring chicken fun run for charity, which hits the streets on April 27.

The Bailgate Rotary Club of Lincoln’s popular event for local causes is largely targeted at raising funds for St John’s Ambulance.

This year’s Lincoln Great Spring Chicken Run will see participants take to a 2.5km or 5km route through the city centre and around Brayford Pool.

People of all ages and abilities can take part in the event.

The race begins as 10.30am at Cornhill and the registration desk will be open from 9.30am so that runners can collect numbers or make a last minute entry.

Trainers from a local fitness club will get everyone warmed-up for the run and a group of local cheerleaders will be encouraging people to keep going along the route.

The Holiday Inn, which is entering a team, will be providing a water stop.

Bailgate Rotary’s Fundraising Chairman Terry O’Halloran said: “Money raised from this highly popular event will go towards many worth causes, although the provision of lifesaving defibrillators for use by St John Ambulance volunteers in Lincoln will be the main focus.

“60% of the money raised will go towards the organisation, which is funded via charitable donations. It teaches lifesaving skills to young people in schools and through Its youth programmes and also equips members of the public with the knowledge they need to save lives.”

You can find out more and download entry forms on the St Johns Ambulance website.

Entry forms can also be obtained from the Imp Travel shop on Sincil Street or from The Lincolnshire Runner on lower High Street.

The entry fee is £10 (£5 for up to age 13) and includes a free T-shirt for anyone over 5.

People can donate online too.