Get ready for the 2018 Lincoln Santa Fun Run

The launch for this year’s Santa Fun Run took place in Castle Square this morning as friends from supporting charities turned up in their Santa suits.

As previously reported, the 13th Santa Fun Run and Walk is a 3.5km two lap race set around the historic Bailgate area of Lincoln and will take place on Sunday, December 16 with over 2,500 dressed up runners.

Representatives from Dialaride – Penny Hardman, Deputy Manager in Lincoln, and colleague Nigel Lloyd. Photo: Rotarian Jonathan Pinion

Representatives of Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance. Photo: Rotarian Jonathan Pinion

Organisers of the Lincoln Santa Fun Run 2018, Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia, previously told The Lincolnite that the event is looking for a main sponsor, which still remains the case, but it will not stop it from going ahead.

Applications will be accepted online from today.

Representatives from Blind Veterans UK. Photo: Rotarian Jonathan Pinion

Rotarian Roger Hall, rotarian and representative of the Umbrellas charity, rotarian Corrine Morris, one of the event organisers Ray Peters and rotarian Peter Oldham. Photo: Rotarian Jonathan Pinion

Member of the Rotary Club Ray Peters told The Lincolnite: “It is now getting exciting as we get closer to the big day itself and the launch in Castle Square marks the official opening of the registration process and as we already have around 1,500 pre-registrations we are hoping for another bumper sell-out event of 2,500 Santa’s once again to grace the historic streets of Lincoln.

“Following the article in The Lincolnite we have had several local businesses offering to be Gold level supporters and we are hoping to receive further support from local businesses after the launch. Thanks to the article we have had several £250 Gold sponsors step forward.

“This will be our 13th event and it has grown steadily each year into a major part of the build-up to Christmas in Lincoln as we will once again see a steady throng of red and white Santa’s and their supporters laughing and cheering their way along the route and of course raising awareness and much-needed funds for their chosen charities and good causes as they go.

“Good luck to everyone taking part and fingers crossed for the weather to be kind to us!”