Welcome to the University of Lincoln 2016 Santa Fun Run & Walk
The 2016 Lincoln Santa Fun Run and Walk is a 3.5km 2 lap fun run (or walk) set around the historic Bailgate area of Lincoln. Runners dressed in their Santa suits set off at approximately 11.30am from Union Road and two laps of the course later will finish at Castle Square to be awarded their Bespoke Medals.
There will be between 2,500 and 3,000 Santa’s running supporting local charities and of course the RAF Association.
Being Bomber County, The RAF has a huge historic relationship with the City of Lincoln. With this in mind, taking part in this fabulous event and raising funds for the RAF Associtions Storybook Wings project spurring you on should make fors a great spectacle of red with Santa’s of all ages running and walking around the iconic Lincoln Cathedral, all having terrific fun.
All we ask is that you set your fundraising expectations high with £50 per person or £75 per family of 4. Dogs are free!
PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER ON THE LINCOLN SANTA RUN WEBSITE, YOU WILL BE CHARGED £10 PER PERSON IF YOU PROCEED VIA THE WEBSITE.
ENTRANCE IS FREE FOR OUR FUNDRAISERS VIA OUR LOGIN
On The Day
The race number you are given is personal to you, do not exchange it or give it away. The swapping of numbers is strictly prohibited. Fasten your number securely to the front of your Santa Suit with the safety pins provided. Do not fold, cut down or deface the number in anyway. Please place your full name and the nature of any medical conditions you may have, on the reverse of your number.
Event parking is very limited. Please use city centre car parks. There is no parking in or around the Start in Union Road and the Finish area in Castle Square. Parking is also available in Pay and Display car parks around the city. The nearest parking area will probably be Westgate Car Park, opposite Westgate School. It is 'Pay & Display' and Disabled Blue Badger holders get double the allotted time (i.e. pay for 2 hours and you'll get 4 hours of parking). PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE COURSE ROUTE. VEHICLES PARKED ON THE COURSE ROUTE BY THE ‘NO WAITING’ AREAS MAY BE REMOVED AT THE OWNER’S COST.Please arrive in plenty of time. Roads on the route may be closed from 10am.
Race Pack and Santa Suits
When registering for the event, you must choose a location to pick up your Race Pack and Santa Suit. You will then be emailed a confirmation of your registration, along with a unique order number. Please bring this email with you to collect your items. You are strongly advised to collect your Race Pack and Santa Suit BEFORE THE DAY. For those unable to collect them prior to the event, your Race Pack and Santa Suit can be collected on the day from the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia'smarquee in Castle Square. Race Packs and Santa Suits can be collected fromFirstaid4sport Ltd or Imp Travel or E H Thorne (Beehives) Ltd BETWEEN 9am and 5pm, Mon - Fri. The Lindum Sports Association is open Mon – Friday 6pm – 10pm & Saturday 9am – 10pm:
No Changing Facilities
Runners are advised to arrive dressed in their Santa Suits as there are no covered changing facilities in Castle Square or Union Road. You can leave a bag in the organisers marquee, entirely at your own risk, clearly identifying your bag with a name and address label firmly attached.
Please note THIS IS NOT A SECURE AREA AND BAGS SHOULD NOT CONTAIN VALUABLES.
Male & Female public toilets are situated on Westgate, Newport Arch, Castle Square and the Lawn Complex on Union Road.
The course is fully accessible for wheelchair use, however, please be aware there are a number of tight turns, sharp inclines and some cobbles in the cathedral and Castle Square areas.
THE ROUTE - FIRST LAP
Collect your santa suit (if not already done so) in Castle Square. All entrants should then assemble in Union Road. START - Union Road - turn right onto Westgate - straight ahead through the ‘NO ENTRY’ signs onto Bailgate - turn left along Bailgate through Newport Arch - turn right onto Church Lane - bear right onto Northgate - turn right onto Nettleham Road - straight ahead through Pottergate Arch - turn right into Minister Yard - straight ahead into Castle square.
THE ROUTE - SECOND LAP
Pass through Castle Square - turn left onto Drury Lane - right onto Union Road - follow the same route as on the first lap to the FINISH in Castle Square.
In the event of a child becoming lost, they should be taken to the Rotary Information tent in The Castle Square where they will be looked after by a member of staff who has been security cleared and removed to a safe and warm area. Please note that lost children will not be released to a member of the public until the member of staff is satisfied that their identity is genuine.
Pushchairs and Young Children
For safety reasons entrants with pushchairs and young children are required to start the run from the designated Family Area in Union Road.
Entrants running with dogs will be starting in the Doggy Dash section and all information will be provided on the day. For safety reasons entrants with dogs can only start from the designated doggy dash section. Please ensure you bring your own clean-up provisions. Dogs will be awarded their special commemorative ribbon for the 2016 Doggy Dash.
Music and earphones
These are not permitted for safety reasons. Any entrant listening to music during the event will be disqualified. It is essential that you can hear our event marshals and that you are aware of any traffic or emergency vehicles nearby.
At The Finish
After finishing the 2016 Lincoln Santa Fun Run & Walk you will be awarded an exclusive commemorative medal. There will be no timing of positions or places but there will be a large display clock adjacent to the FINISH gantry.
Photography & Drone Operations
The University of Lincoln Santa Fun Run & Walk is an event held in a public space. Video and still photographic images (including aerial drone photography) may be taken of the event and its participants. By participating (as entrant or spectator) in the University of Lincoln Santa Fun Run & Walk you consent to being filmed or photographed during the event and to any such images taken being used by the organisers, the sponsors or the supported charities for purposes associated with promotion of this and future Lincoln Santa Fun Runs and other charity events.To comply with CAA regulations participants agree to observe any instructions given to them by the drone operating company, either directly or via an event marshal or organiser. Should you have any concerns about the drone operations please notify the organisers.
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