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Lincoln Santa Run 2017

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Welcome to the University of Lincoln 2017 Santa Fun Run & Walk

The 2017 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 Associations 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, (2 adults and 2 children). Dogs are free!

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Minimum and Maximum Ages

Under 16yrs must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian. The good news is there's no maximum age!

Runner Numbers

The runner 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.

Santa Suit sizing

The suits are age biased and come in 3 sizes:

Child: 5yrs - 8yrs

Youth: 9yrs - 14yrs


Once your registration has been placed your suit will be sent to you. Unfortunately suits cannot be exchanged for other sizes.


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). Click here for Lincoln Christmas Parking Guide. 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.

Runner Pack and Santa Suits

We shall be sending out your Santa Suits to you at least a week before the event. Please let us know if your address details change. Once registered we'll send you your fundraising pack so you can start your fundraising journey.

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.

Toilet Facilities

Male & Female public toilets are situated on Westgate, Newport Arch, Castle Square and the Lawn Complex on Union Road.

Route Accessibility

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 Course


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.


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.


The University of Lincoln Santa Fun Run and Walk 2017 is not a race and therefore there will be no timing for completion, however we appreciate that some entrants enjoy a competitive event so we will be awarding trophies to the first girl ( under 14) finisher, the first boy ( under 14) finisher, the first lady finisher and the first man finisher. The organisers decision is final.

Lost Children

In the event of a child becoming lost, they should be taken to the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia marquee 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.

Doggy Dash

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 2017 Doggy Dash.

Music and earphones

For safety reasons please do not wear earphones when running It is essential that you can hear our event marshals and that you are aware of any traffic or emergency vehicles nearby.

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.

At The Finish

After finishing the 2017 Lincoln Santa Fun Run & Walk you will be awarded an exclusive commemorative medal. There will be no timing of positions or places.

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