Your guide to the Lincoln 10K this weekend

The Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K is preparing for its 22nd year after is was originally called off due to snow.

The charity road race takes place this Sunday.

As previously reported, organisers Run For All were forced to postpone the original race on Saturday, March 17 due to the Beast from the East causing heavy overnight snowfall.

Junior and mini races still went ahead, but the conditions worsened and it was deemed too unsafe to hold the main event.

The re-arranged 2018 race will start at 9.30am on Sunday, July 1 with the mass warm up approximately 20 minutes before.

The first finisher is expected to cross the line at 10am.

The race is one of the UK’s oldest running events and attracts people from across the UK and abroad, with a route taking in some of Lincoln’s historic landmarks, including the cathedral and the city’s Roman Walls.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Route

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Road closures

Road closure map

Road closure advisory information

The event will require the closures of some roads in uphill Lincoln.

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Weather

There should be no problems with weather affecting the event taking part this year as Lincoln prepares for the hottest week of the year.

Facilities

  • Race office and baggage
  • Toilets
  • Water stations with bottled water is provided by the Asda Foundation
  • Support and entertainment with a variety of performers on hand to motivate runners around the course
  • First Aid – personnel will be on hand to help at regular intervals on the course with fixed stations located near the water stations. There will also be a first aid unit and recovery area located near the finish
  • Food and drink – Number of bars and cafes in the area will welcome spectators and participants

Head of Events at Run For All, Tristan Batley-Kyle, said: “The City of Lincoln 10K is a lovely flat route and always enjoys an excellent atmosphere. We look forward to seeing everyone on the start line.”

Co-ordinator of the Asda Foundation Mandy Rivett said: “The Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K always generates a fantastic atmosphere and is sure to be a highlight in the 2018 Asda Foundation 10K Series.

“The efforts of all those taking part will help support the work of some excellent charities.”

The 10K’s partner charities are Jane Tomlinson Appeal, St Barnabas Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, Brainstrust, Lincoln and Kesteven Age UK, homelessness charity Leap and the chosen charities of the Mayor of Lincoln, Chris Burke – Lincoln Foodbank and Lincoln Community Larder.

For more information about the race click here.