On your marks, get set, go! Entries open for Lincoln Half Marathon

General entries are now open for the Lincoln Half Marathon on Sunday, September 30.

The race starts at 9.30am and runners, walkers and fundraisers of all ages can now sign up to the third edition of the OSB event on the race website.

A total of 5,000 places are available, priced at £32.50 (affiliated) or £34.50 (non-affiliated) and £150 for relay teams.

The scenic 13.1 mile race will start at the Lincolnshire Showground. Competitors will then travel alongside the Fossdyke Canal, past the Brayford Waterfront, up the hill towards Lincoln Castle and cathedral before finishing back at the Showground.

Organisers and partners launched this year’s Lincoln Half Marathon on February 2. Pictured outside the event’s official sports retailer Intersport. Photo: Steve Smailes

The additional Lincoln Mini Marathon, a non-competitive fun run for under-17s, will take place just after the main event begins.

Local businesses will have the chance for a little friendly rivalry whilst getting fit and raising money for charity in the second Lincoln Half Marathon Corporate Challenge on the same day. Cancer Research UK is an official event charity for this year’s race, along with local charity Ethan Maull ‘Up Yours to Cancer’ Foundation.

Organisers are already reporting a positive uptake from those who expressed prior interest in the race, and who will have received a VIP link for early access and discounted entry to the event.

Race Director Iain Hamilton said: “The event has already proved extremely popular with those who registered prior interest and we look forward to welcoming runners of all abilities to the start line this autumn.

“Lincoln has so much to offer as a half marathon location, from its historic buildings to its quaint shops, fantastic cafes and beautiful surrounding countryside. For anyone looking for a friendly race in a spectacular location, the Lincoln Half is hard to beat.”