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Record numbers at Lincoln Santa fun run

By AlexColman  |  Posted: December 16, 2012

  • Almost 1,700 people took part in the 2012 Lincoln Santa fun run.

  • Runners were raising money for six local charities.

  • Santas took on the 3.5km course in Lincoln's Bailgate area.

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Record numbers have taken part in the 7th annual Lincoln Santa fun run and walk in the Bailgate, today.

Organisers are estimating that more than £50,000 has been raised for charity, which would be the biggest ever total, topping last year's figure of £42,000.

Almost 1,700 runners entered the event which is organised by the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia and sponsored by Siemens.

Participants dressed in red Santa suits rasing money for British Heart Foundation Lincoln, St Barnabas Hospice, Samaritans Lincoln, Candles, Lincs Air Ambulance and Rotary Local Charities.

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Adults, children and even dogs completed the 3.5km route that took in the historic sites of the Bailgate area.

Runners set off at 11:30am from Castle Square, lead by the Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Karen Lee and her team from St Barnabas Hospice.


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Lincoln Santa fun run 2012: At the start

Lincoln Santa fun run 2012: Out on the course

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