Charity needs more fundraising Santas for Lincoln Fun Run

Time is almost up for fundraisers wishing to take part in the 2014 Danwood Santa Fun Run and one local charity is hoping to break its running team record.

The fun run and walk, alongside the festive Doggy Dash, takes place in the Bailgate area of Lincoln on December 14 and sees hundreds of Santas complete two miles lapping the uphill area of the city.

The event is suitable for all ages and abilities and anyone interested in taking part can find out more on the event’s official website.

The two-mile Santa Fun Run route begins and finished at Lincoln Castle.

The two-mile Santa Fun Run route begins and finished at Lincoln Castle.

Local charity Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (LIVES), who are beneficiaries of the event are looking to recruit as many supporters as possible to join their team.

LIVES is an emergency care service whose volunteers provide vital help in the minutes before ambulance crews arrive at the scene of an accident or emergency.

Members of the LIVES team will be given their very own special five piece Santa suit to run the race in and all participants will receive a medal at the finish line, marking their achievement.

The entry fee is £10 for adults and children under five are able to run for free. All proceeds from entrants fundraising will be given to LIVES to support its volunteers work.

Stephen Hyde fundraising manager at LIVES said: “The Santa Fun Run is always a fantastic event and is a great way for people to get into the Christmas spirit. This year we have high hopes for the LIVES team and we are looking to beat the previous charity record of having 105 runners.

“We are really pleased to be one of five charities that are being supported by The Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia and the Danwood Santa Fun Run, all the funds raised will help us to continue providing Lincolnshire with a life-saving service.”