In just a few days time around 3,000 runners will take to the streets of the city in the first OSB Events Lincoln Half Marathon.
The 13.1 mile route, which begins and ends at the Lincolnshire Showground and snakes through the centre of the city, kicks off from 9.30am on Sunday, October 2.
- Competitors must arrive no later than 8.30am
- Race announcements begin on stage from 8.30am
- Warm up begins at 8.55am
- Competitors are invited onto the start line from 9.10am
- Race begins at 9.30am
The route starts and finishes at the Lincolnshire Showground. All runners will head into uphill Lincoln and pass the historic cathedral before running through the castle grounds and into the city centre.
After a loop round the Brayford waterfront, runners face the steep Yarborough Hill incline up to Burton Road and then back to the showground.
See the interactive route:
The route is fully accessible for wheelchair users, whoever there are a number of hills, sharp turns and cobbles to bear in mind in the city centre.
All participants have been given a special chip loop tag, which can be worn on a shoe. This ensures accurate times and results.
The main HQ will be at the Lincolnshire Showground which is where the race will start and finish.
Here there will also be a stage, enquiries, bag area, storage, toilets, first aid and catering.
There’s plenty of parking at the showground, which is free before 9am and costs £3 for all those entering the site after 9am.
A number of roads will be closed for the event, manned by over 300 marshals. There will also be four drinks stations lining the route.
Supporters can cheer on the runners through the streets of Lincoln, but should arrive early to avoid traffic and road closures.
Popular spots include:
- Minster Yard
- Castle Hill
- Lincoln Castle
- Brayford Wharf North
- University of Lincoln
- Yarborough Road
- Burton Road
Runners are taking part in the event for a number of special charities close to their hearts. Organisers have teamed up with local charity the Ethan Maull ‘Up yours to Cancer ‘ Foundation.
The foundation, which is the legacy of Lincoln boy Ethan Maull, is raising money for Ethan’s House, a home for families to stay in while loved ones are receiving treatment.
We’ll see you there
The Lincolnite‘s Emily Norton is running the half marathon for Cancer Research. Look out for her live reporting on the day and check out her JustGiving page to make a donation!
Don’t forget to send your pictures from the day and links to any fundraising pages to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also look out for our gallery from the event on Sunday evening.
Good luck everyone!