City of Lincoln Mini and Junior Run



start lineStart line

Yarborough Leisure Centre (running track)



Take part


Event information

The City of Lincoln Mini and Junior sponsored by Xerox Business Solutions is a great way for anyone and everyone aged 3 to 14 to get active this year! 

This year's event will take place on Saturday 13th April, one day ahead of the City of Lincoln 10K, to encourage more families to take part in this local favourite.

Yarborough Leisure Centre will host the Mini and Junior events with each entrant receiving a fantastic medal and goody bag at the end of the race.

Please see below the distances on offer! 

Event Distance Age
Mini 1.5KM Age between 3 & 8. All children must run with a parent or guardian. 
Junior 2.5KM Ages between 9 & 14


Run For All events aim to be entirely inclusive, regardless of ability. So, if your child has mobility or other issues or has any other special considerations, please get in touch so we can help you and them have the best experience.

All finishers will be rewarded with goodies such as water, food and that all-important medal to show off to friends!

Important entry information

Important entry information

Registering a young runner aged between 3 and 8 years old:

  • The adult running must put another adults emergency contact details when asked during the registration process. Please do not enter your own information here. 

Registering a young runner aged between 9 and 14 years old:

  • Entries must be completed by a parent/guardian aged 18 years or over on behalf of the child.
  • The adult must log in to their own account when registering their child.  If you do not have an account, you can create one.  

Enter with a peace of mind

Enter with a peace of mind

  • Active refund

info Important Note

Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with a race number under your name.
Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners. Anyone found to have done this will be disqualified.

Event timings

Event timings

11.00 Lincoln Junior start time

Please note that the Mini run will take place once the last junior runner has finished. This will be approximately 11:45am 

Claim your free entries

Thanks to the incredible support of our sponsors Xerox Business Solutions, we have 100 free entries to give away to schools and registered community groups in Lincoln.

Route map

Route Map

Route Map

  • Route Map Key

Partner Charity

Partner Charity

Partner Charity

The Lincoln Mini and Junior will be supporting Sophie's Journey

Sophie’s Journey was set up in memory of our daughter, Sophie Robinson from Lincoln, who sadly passed away in January 2016, aged 12, after a two-year battle with medulloblastoma – an aggressive tumour in her brain.

Using our two dedicated caravans at Golden Sands Holiday Park in Mablethorpe, we provide free holidays to Lincolnshire children living with cancer and their families.  

We run the charity to fulfill our promise to Sophie to make a positive difference to those going through a similar experience and give them the same opportunity we had to enjoy a holiday and create special memories together.

Click here for find out more

Race Number Information

Collecting your race number is the main thing to remember on race day. 

The Race Office will be open from 9.30am and will be located at the Hub next to the running track at Yarbrough Leisure Centre. 

On the day Information

All you need to know

All you need to know

Where to meet

Please head to the start line for 10.45 am, where you will be guided through a gentle warm-up before the runs start.


There isn’t a baggage store for Mini and Junior run so please leave your bag and extra clothes with your family and friends who will be cheering you on.

Warm Up

To help you feel ready and raring to go, our friends from Active Nation will be offering a fun warm-up!

Left Clothing

Please note that any clothing left on the start and finish line will be collected at the end of the race and donated to charity.

Family support?

We're sure lots of fans are coming to support you! Please get them to head to the start/finish line so they can see you zoom past them and collect your finishers medal.

At the Finish

After you fly across the finish line, don’t forget to collect your goodies including that all important medal.

You will be directed to the collection point by our team of friendly volunteers where you’ll be able to meet back up with your parents and guardians. This is where you can show everyone your brand new, shiny medal!


Smile! The Marathon Photos team will be on course throughout the event to snap your picture.

Photographs can be purchased at Should you not wish for your photo to be used in this way, please e-mail prior to race day.

Keeping Lincoln green

We are committed to keeping Lincoln green and we understand the importance of doing our bit for the environment. Bins will be provided across the event site and we urge people to use the facilities provided.

Let’s work together to keep Lincoln green and encourage other runners to do the same.


Check out your travel options below.

Check out your travel options below.

  • Car/Parking

  • By Train

  • On Foot

Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors & Partners

The Lincoln Mini and Junior is brought to you with the support of...