Final preparations for Lincoln 10K race

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Final preparations are being made for thousands to take to the streets for the Lincoln 10K Road Race on Sunday, March 25.

The 16th annual Lincoln 10K Road Race will take place on Sunday from 10.45am.

Extra races, like the Healthy Lifestyles Team Primary, the Lincoln College Secondary School Races and the Lincoln “Getmummyfit” Buggy Push, will take place on their own dedicated day on Saturday.

Also see: Lincoln 10K road closures

Runners can still apply online to take part, but race packs cannot be sent out at this late stage.

Instead, late applicants can collect their race pack on Thursday and Friday, 10am – 4.30pm from City Hall, on Beaumont Fee.

They will also be available on Saturday, 10am – 4pm from the Grandstand Community Centre on Carholme Road and on Sunday, 7.30am – 10am from the information tent at Yarborough Leisure Centre.

Entry for the main 10K race costs £16 for those affiliated with a running club, or £18 for those not affiliated, and includes a medal, T-shirt and electronic timing chip.

Races taking place on Saturday, March 24 include:

  • Lincoln College Secondary School Race (Free race) – a 4.1km race for 11 to 14 year-olds, starting at Lincoln Castle at approximately 9am and finishing at Yarborough Leisure Centre. All finishers are given a medal, goody bag and t-shirt.
  • ‘Healthy Lifestyles Team’ Primary School Race (Free race) – a 3km race for nine to 11 year-olds, starting at approximately 9.15am at Lincoln Castle and finishing at Yarborough Leisure centre. All finishers are given a medal, goody bag and t-shirt.
  • Buggy Push (£13.50 entry) – a 3km race for parents and children, starting at approximately 9.25am at Lincoln Castle and finishing at Yarborough Leisure Centre. There are prizes for first male and first female across the finish line, and all finishers get a medal, t-shirt and a trophy for each child.

Here’s the route map for the main Lincoln 10K on March 25:

City Councillor Donald Nannestad, said: “What began as a relatively small event has now grown into a weekend celebration of sports, with something for everyone to get involve with.

“We’re proud to promote active lifestyles as part of our commitment to reducing poverty and disadvantage in the city, and we’re looking forward to seeing thousands of people taking part in the various races associated with the Lincoln 10K.”