Dogs and owners dressed in red Santa outfits will be raising money for rescue dogs without a home this Christmas.
Jerry Green Dog Rescue has teamed up with organisers of Lincoln's annual Santa Fun Run and Walk to launch the first Danwood Doggy Dash.
This year there is a dedicated start and finish line for the four-legged entrants that will complete the annual 3K Santa Fun Run route around the Bailgate on Sunday December 15.
Anyone registered to take part can bring their dogs at no extra cost but are asked to register their dog as taking part before the day.
“We want to make Christmas extra special for dogs without a home,” said Catherine Foster, Head of Fundraising for Jerry Green Dog Rescue.
“Funds raised will go toward treats and toys to make Christmas extra special for over 160 dogs in our care.
“Come and speak to our dog behaviour expert for advice or information, pick up a free goody bag or give your dogs a drink at our stand outside Lincoln Castle. We look forward to seeing you there,” she added.
Chris Illsey, Race Director on behalf of the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia and CEO of Running Imp said: “We are delighted that Jerry Green Dog Rescue has come on board for this year’s event.
“For the first time dogs have their own event with their own special Doggy Dash medals (in addition to the medal presented to their human) and their own finish line. There is also a fancy dress competition with prizes for the dogs in the best festive themed costumes.
“We are encouraging all dog walkers taking part to raise money for Jerry Green Dog Rescue who do fantastic work with our canine friends.”
To register your dog on the Danwood Doggy Dash please visit www.lincolnsantafunrun.co.uk/contact-us