Record 2,500 Santas will complete fun run in Lincoln this weekend

Organisers of the 10th Lincoln Santa Fun Run and Walk are aiming to smash a fundraising target of £100,000 after a record 2,500 people signed up for the event.

The 3k run and walk, which each year sees a sea of red and white snake through the cathedral quarter of Lincoln, takes place on Sunday, December 13.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Santas of all ages and abilities, some even joined by pooches in Christmassy outfits, will set off from Lincoln Castle at 11.30am.

They’ll complete two laps of the uphill course, past landmarks like Lincoln Castle, the cathedral and Newport Arch, before returning back to the castle to receive their specially commissioned medals.

The Running Imp sponsored event is promising to be the biggest and best yet for its tenth anniversary.

The 2014 Santa Run raised a record breaking £83,681 for charity, and this year organisers are hoping to raise £100,000 to commemorate the anniversary.

Organisers from the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia will be present alongside the Mayor of Lincoln and representatives from the official event charities, which are; Alzheimers Society, Candles, Ethan Maull ‘Up Yours To Cancer’, Linkage Community Trust, L.I.V.E.S, Matt’s Fund, Samaritans Lincoln, St Andrew’s Hospice, Umbrellas and Local Rotary Charities.

Check out the highlights from last year’s event: