Record levels of interest for 2015 Lincoln Santa Fun Run

Places for the Running Imp Santa Fun and Run & Walk are filling up fast, with just under 600 spots remaining for the annual fun-filled festive treat.

Entries have flown in at a record place, and event organisers are predicting that the event will be sold out within the next two weeks.

Around 2,500 Santa’s are expected to be dashing around the city’s historic Bailgate area on Sunday, December 13, with runners setting off at 11.30am from inside Lincoln Castle.

After two laps of the course, the runners will return to the castle to be rewarded with their own custom made medals.

Entries have been frozen at £10, with every participant receiving their own Santa suit to keep free of charge.

Children under five can take part for free in the event.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Running Imp Santa Doggy Dash is also back again for all those wanting to take part in the fun run with their four-legged friends.

Event organisers Running Imp are teaming up with Jerry Green Dog Rescue, which cares for and re-homes dogs all across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, and will have members of the kennel team present at the special Doggy Dash start area in Castle Square for any participants looking for advice or information.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Event organiser Chris Illsley said: “We really don’t want anybody to be disappointed for this special 10th anniversary, so I would like to encourage anyone who is interested to get that entry in now.

“The fastest way to enter is via our website, where you can also quickly and easily sign up your friends and family as a group”.

The official event charities for 2015 are the Alzheimer’s Society, Candles, Ethan Maul ‘Up Yours To Cancer’, Linkage Community Trust, L.I.V.E.S., Matt’s Fund, Samaritans Lincoln, St Andrew’s Hospice, Umbrellas and Rotary Charities.

The 2014 Santa Run generated £83,681 for charity, and this year organisers are confident that even more can be raised.