The Route 2023

Our route for 2023 is the same as 2022. Starting in Castle Square and finishing in Minster Yard near the historic Lincoln Cathedral. Runners can choose to complete the full route of 2 laps (4.0Km) or a short 1 lap route (2.0Km).

Starting address: Castle Hill, Lincoln, LN1 3AA

What Three words: Other.loaf.tracks

FULL  ROUTE (2 laps)  (4.0 Km)

Lap 1

Start in Castle Square

Exit to Drury Lane

Turn right into Union Road

Turn right into Westgate
Turn left into Bailgate 
Through Newport Arch 
North on Newport and turn right into Church Lane 
Bear right onto Northgate 

Turn right at Lincoln Hotel into Eastgate
Turn left into Bailgate 
Into Castle Square

Lap 2

Exit to Drury Lane

Turn right into Union Road

Turn right into Westgate
Turn left into Bailgate 

Through Newport Arch 
North on Newport and turn right into Church Lane 
Bear right onto Northgate 

Cross junction into Priorygate and Pottergate
Turn right into Minster Yard
Finish in Minster Yard near Medieval Bishops Palace 

SHORT ROUTE (1 lap) (2.0 Km)

Start in Castle Square

Exit to Drury Lane

Turn right into Union Road

Turn right into Westgate

Turn left into Bailgate 
Through Newport Arch 
North on Newport and turn right into Church Lane 
Cross junction into Priorygate and Pottergate
Turn right into Minster Yard
Finish in Minster Yard near Medieval Bishops Palace 

Route Accessibility
The course is fully accessible for wheelchair use. It is relatively flat, however, please be aware there are a number of tight turns, sharp inclines (but not steep) and some cobbles in the Cathedral & Castle areas.

Parking

There is no dedicated parking for the event. Parking restrictions will begin from 5pm on Saturday 16th. All car parks affected and on route will be closed from 10:30 am before the run commences and will reopen once the participants have finished. Parking locations in the city are shown here. Make sure you leave enough time to park and walk to Castle Square.

Road Closures & Traffic Restrictions

Information for residents and local businesses including road closures and traffic restrictions on the day is available here.

Where does the run start ?

We start in Castle Square, Lincoln at 11.00 am Sunday 17th December 2023