December 21, 2012 3.14 pm This story is over 135 months old

Applications now open for Lincoln 10k 2013

Running shoes at the ready: Online forms for the Lincoln 10k race are now available to fill out.

The annual Active Nation 10k Road Race returns to Lincoln in April and online applications are now available for professional or leisure runners.

The 17th run will take place on April 7, starting at 11am. Leading the procession of runners in uphill Lincoln will be the wheelchair athletes race, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia, starting at 10.55am.

All runners who complete the course, which will be similar to last year’s route, will earn a medal and goody bag at the end of the race.

Cash prizes will be given to the fastest three finishers in the male, female, wheelchair male and wheelchair female categories.

Entry for the race will cost £19, or £17 for runner affiliated with a club. All entries must be registered by March 22.

Printed copies of the form will be available from January 14.

Keith Taylor, Senior Sport Development Officer at the City of Lincoln Council, said: “The Lincoln 10k is one of the county’s most popular sporting events.

“We hope this year people will draw some inspiration from the likes of Mo Farah at the Olympics and give the race a go.

“You can run the course, take it at a more leisurely jog or just come along and give some support on the day, but the Lincoln 10k is not to be missed.”

This year, company teams can also sign up, made up of three men and three women, and athlete teams, of four men and four women. Each runners’ time is recorded and put forward for a trophy.

The events on the Saturday before also return: the 2.8km Direct Textiles Ltd Primary Schools Race at 9.15am, followed at 9.20am by the 5km Running Imp Secondary School Race for 11 to 14-year-olds. Both of these races are free to enter.

Those needing to park can use Yarborough Leisure Centre or Sudbrooke Drive Community Centre. Parking costs £5 on the day or just £1 using Pay by Phone.

To book a place on any of the events visit the Lincoln 10k website.