Thousands of Santas and festive pooches take on 2017 Lincoln fun run

The Lincoln Santa Fun Run 2017 returned to the city for its 12th year, with thousands of people taking part despite the wet conditions.

Photo: Sean Strange for The Lincolnite

Around 3,000 people dressed as Santa ran the 3.5 km course around the Bailgate area of Lincoln on Sunday, December 17.

Photo: Sean Strange for The Lincolnite

This year, the route passed through Castle Square before turning left onto Drury Lane and then right onto Union Road.

Photo: Sean Strange for The Lincolnite

Santas then finished their race in Castle Square.

The 2017 event was sponsored by the University of Lincoln.