Events, recipes & behind the scenes gossip from the Showground

Back to blog

Filter News

Lincoln to host city-centre half marathon 21 Apr

Local organisers, OSB Events, have confirmed the launch of the Lincoln Half Marathon, which will take place for the first time on 2 October 2016 and is aiming to attract 4,000 runners.

The race hub, start and finish will be at the Lincolnshire Showground, with the closed road route heading into Lincoln, past some of the city's historical highlights and then circling the vibrant harbour of the Brayford Waterfront.

Race Director, Iain Hamilton, said: "We're excited to bring a half marathon race to our home town of Lincoln. Having organised events in and around the Midlands since 1991, it's great that we're able to launch an event here. Our aim is to contribute to the growing local economy by bringing people into the city and raising the profile of the city."

He added: "Along with Cancer Research UK, we will be supporting a local charity which is close to our hearts, The Ethan Maull 'Up Yours to Cancer' Foundation. They are aiming to fund a home in Lincoln where families can stay while their children receive cancer treatment. We aim t support them in their mission to improve facilities for families whose children are affected by cancer."

Lincolnshire Showground CEO, Jayne Southall, commented: "We're very pleased that the Lincolnshire Showground has been chosen as the start and finish point for Lincoln's first half marathon event. This will bring lots of people into the city and is a great opportunity to highlight all that is great about Lincoln."

OSB Events will work closely with City of Lincoln Council to ensure that all competitors and local residents enjoy a safe and enjoyable event.

Angela Andrews, Chief Executive of the city council, said: "As Lincoln continues to rise to national prominence, we will join the many major cities across the country offering a city centre half marathon experience. This will not only provide a fantastic event for the local community, but also attract significant tourist interest to support the local economy as people from far and wide race to take part in a truly unique event."

Pre-registration is now open via the OSB Events website, and you can keep up to date with the latest news via their social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.

More from this category

Back to blog
The Lincolnshire Show is coming to town
The Lincolnshire Show is coming to town

Shoppers in Lincolnshire will be able to pick up more than they bargained for as the Lincolnshire Show's 'Show Comes to Town' visits Lincoln later this month.

18 May
Lincolnshire Agricultural Society gets set for a 'Show-Stopping' 150th year!
Lincolnshire Agricultural Society gets set for a 'Show-Stopping' 150th year!

Celebrating its 150th year in 2019, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society is hosting a number of fun, family friendly and exciting events at the Lincolnshire Showground, as well as branching out into Lincoln centre to mark its milestone anniversary.

21 Mar
International superstar Lionel Richie to have handprints and footprints immortalised in cement
International superstar Lionel Richie to have handprints and footprints immortalised in cement

International superstar Lionel Richie is to have his hand and footprints immortalised in cement at the famed TCL Chinese Theatre Imax.

06 Feb
The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society Impact Group visit Witham Oil & Paint
The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society Impact Group visit Witham Oil & Paint

The IMPACT Group enjoyed a visit to Witham Oil & Paint Ltd, Lincoln on Thursday 21st March 2019.

02 May
Action-packed Sports Zone at the Lincolnshire Show
Action-packed Sports Zone at the Lincolnshire Show

Active Lincolnshire's Sports Zone is packed full of sports and activities for all ages and abilities - and back by popular demand for 2017 are the giant zorb balls and firm favourite sumo suits.

31 May
Grow with the Show 2019
Grow with the Show 2019

Are you a talented young person aged 18 - 35? Have you started a business within the last three years, and are you based in Lincolnshire?

25 Feb
Pop superstars Little Mix to play at the Lincolnshire Showground
Pop superstars Little Mix to play at the Lincolnshire Showground

The world's biggest girl band Little Mix are playing a run of UK summer shows throughout July 2018 as part of the group's 'The Summer Hits Tour 2018'.

27 Nov
1000+ school children to take part in Construction Week Taster Events
1000+ school children to take part in Construction Week Taster Events

The 27th, 28th and 29th of September will see the Lincolnshire Showground buzzing with the activities of 'small builders'...

21 Sep

Get the latest from The Showground

Coronavirus update

In line with government advice, the Showground is temporarily closed. We are continuing to update our What's On page with the latest information on rescheduled or cancelled events. If you have any queries we are at the end of the phone or email if you need us. 

Get in touch