Thousands of runners of all abilities will hit the streets of Lincoln on Sunday April 17th as the City of Lincoln 10K celebrates a landmark anniversary.
It will be the 20th running of the popular event which each year raises tens of thousands of pounds for local good causes.
The race gets underway at 11am and the organisers, Run For All, are now informing runners, spectators, residents and visitors that a number of the city’s roads will be closed or have access restricted during the event to ensure the safety of all those taking part.
The event starts in Riseholme Road and finishes near Lincoln Cathedral. The route takes the field along Longdales Road, Nettleham Road, Church Lane, Newport, B1273, Burton Road and Queen Elizabeth Road. They are among a number of roads that will be closed for the race and some will be affected by parking restrictions and/or no waiting cones between 4pm on Saturday April 16th and 4pm the following day.
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Charlie Tatman, Run For All Event Director, said: “This is a very special year for the City of Lincoln 10K and we want to make it an enjoyable day for all involved.
“Of course, as with any event of this magnitude, some road closures will necessary to ensure the safety of the participants and spectators. Unfortunately a certain amount of disruption is inevitable and we would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused. All closures will be lifted as soon as possible.”
This year sees a new location for the event village, which can be found in the grounds of historic Lincoln Castle.
Runners in the 10K can choose to run for fun or to raise funds for any cause of their choice. They are particularly encouraged to support one of the event’s official partner charities: LIVES, Macmillan Cancer Support, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, Lincolnshire Air Ambulance, Framework, Cerebral Palsy Sport, the brains trust, the Mayor of Lincoln’s Charity and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
The official partner charity of the Arena Group Mini and Junior run, which takes place at Yarborough Leisure Centre playing fields on Saturday April 16th, is KIDS Strut, which helps disabled children and their families.