On The Day

Important information for participants and spectators for the event.

Parking: Parking is not permitted on the route – see details of road closures and restrictions here. Details of parking and park and ride services in Lincoln is available here.

The Route: A new route has been arranged for 2021 as we are unable to access Castle Square. See the details here. The event will start in the Westgate with the start line near Tower Hotel facing east. We recommend that you approach from Union Road or Burton Road to join us. The finish will be in Minster Yard near the Cathedral. Medals will be given out AFTER the finish line in Minster Yard. You can arrange to meet family and friends beyond in Minster Yard, in Caste Square, Steep Hill or lower Bailgate.

Covid 19: The safety of everyone involved a prime concern to us. Please read and adhere to the information on Covid-19 safety here PRIOR to the event day.

Toilets: Public toilets are available in Castle Square

Dress Code: As part of our commitment to reduce non-degradable waste this year we have an eco-registration which does not include a single use santa suit. This is proving to be extremely popular with many people choosing to make or purchase their own reusable costume. However it is important that we retain the Santa festive theme and family atmosphere so please adhere to our simple dress code here.


First Aid: Should you find you require medical assistance, contact our event marshals and organisers on the route. St John’s Ambulance will be present to provide first aid and emergency medical assistance. There will be a first aid unit located near to the finish. Please complete the medical declaration and emergency contact details on the reverse of your runner number prior to starting the event. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically fit to take part in the event.

Water: As this is a short run and as we are committed to reducing plastic waste this year water will not be available free to everyone on completion. We recommend that you bring your own water (preferably in reusable containers) and ensure you are hydrated before the event starts.

Headphones: We know many people like to run to their choice of music. But we do need to know that you can hear any instructions from the event marshals and organisers and of course we want everyone to be fully part of the fun and excitement. If you want to use headphones please use the external type.

Going Green: Each year we make more changes to reduce our environmental impact. We have reduced paper (moving online), stopped free plastic bottles of water and introduced a no-suit (eco) option. We welcome any ideas for the future too. You can help too by making sure any single use costumes and rubbish is properly disposed of.