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ASDA Foundation City of Lincoln 10K

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The Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K is now in its 23rd year – and is more popular than ever. One of the biggest road races in the region, thousands turn out annually to take on this fantastic challenge. Attracting people from across the UK and abroad, it boasts a route that takes in some of Lincoln’s historic landmarks, including the cathedral and the city’s Roman Walls. Run for fun, for charity or for a personal best on this flat and fun course.

Review summary

3 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Jeremy R
"Normally this is a wonderful 10k, bit of a let down this year. Still OK but..."


Sarah B
"Oh dear, the start was hectic before we were able to start. Stuck in crowds of..."


Charlotte S
"Good race, well organised and very well supported. Route was a little boring..."
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ASDA Foundation City of Lincoln 10K route

Our Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K is one of Lincolnshire’s most popular and picturesque charity road run events. This event has something to offer to everyone, regardless of age or ability.

The route is flat and fast, perfect for seasoned runners looking to smash a PB! Whilst, the electric atmosphere sparked around the City and striking scenery can be enjoyed everyone.

Starting at Yarborough Leisure Centre, the course goes onto boast an array of beautiful historic landmarks, including the Lincoln Cathedral, University Campus and Roman Walls. Eventually finishing at the towering Cathedral, you will then be led into Lincoln Castle Square to celebrate your triumph!

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • Quality tech T-shirt
  • Exclusive medal
Raceday Logistics

The City of Lincoln 10K starts at 9:30am. Please arrive in plenty of time to drop of any bags, use the toilet facilities and visit the Event Village. Remember traffic will be busy so leave extra time. You do not need to register on the day.


The baggage lorries can be found in front in front of Yarborough Leisure Centre. They will move to the finish at 9.10am prompt. Any baggage that does not make the lorries will remain at the start in a marquee next to the race office.



  • Race Office
  • Baggage
  • Toilets
  • Water Stations – Bottled water has been kindly provided by the Asda Foundation. Participants are advised to ensure that they consider the effects of dehydration and drink plenty of fluids to compensate.
  • Support & Entertainment – A variety of performers will be on hand to keep you motivated around the course.
  • First Aid – Should you find you require medical assistance, personnel will be on hand to help at regular intervals on the course with fixed first aid stations located near to the water stations. In addition there will be a first aid unit and recovery area located near to the finish.
  • Food and Drink – There are a number of bars and cafés in the area that will be sure to welcome spectators and participants, and are often bursting with atmosphere after the event.

Water Stations

Due to the forecasted weather on Sunday 1st July, we have made the decision to add an additional water station on the day of the event. The events water stations are now at the following distances:

  • Between 3K to 4K
  • Between 7K to 8K
  • Finish

Use of headphones

We ask that you set the volume to a point where you will still be able to hear marshals instructions, emergency vehicles and fellow competitors. Any brand of headphones are allowed on the day of the event.

Can I Run With my Dog?

Sorry, but no.

ASDA Foundation City of Lincoln 10K weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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Run For All is Not for Profit. An entry to a Run For All event helps support great causes, part of the legacy of late amateur athlete and fundraiser Jane Tomlinson CBE. From Fun Run to Marathon, we welcome all ages and abilities - we really are For All. Run For All is part of the lasting legacy of the late amateur athlete and fundraiser Jane Tomlinson CBE. Jane, from Leeds, made headlines around the world by taking part in a series of incredible endurance events - despite being diagnosed with an incurable cancer. The mum-of-three defied her devastating diagnosis to complete challenge after challenge – from marathons and triathlons to ironman contests and cross-Europe cycle rides. Her final – and toughest – endeavour was a 4,200-mile bike ride across the breadth of America in 2006. It was a gruelling challenge that even an athlete in the peak of fitness would find daunting, let alone someone fighting cancer. As ever, though, Jane battled on to somehow realise her goal. Every year tens of thousands of people take part in our popular events – running for charity, for a personal challenge or just for fun.

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ASDA Foundation City of Lincoln 10K reviews (3)

3.3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10k in 2019

    Normally this is a wonderful 10k, bit of a let down this year. Still OK but whoever was in charge of runner control at the start it was clearly their first 10k, and are probably in the crowd barrier rental business, either that or it was rent 1 get 4 free. Barriers everywhere. Access to the starting pens was limited to the point of being dangerous with only one narrow access point. The East side of the pens was totally fenced off for 2019 with absolutely no access. As the level of crowding increased eventually runners climbed over or shifted barriers to gain safe access. After a frustrating start the crowning glory was a bottle neck in the first 250 metres, runners at a standstill for 90 seconds, again simply down to over enthusiastic or inexperienced barrier planning, not sure about the logic of funnelling 2 lanes into 1 other than spare barrier storage. Same scenario at the finish, runners backing up narrow streets further narrowed with more barriers. Hopefully after works are complete the finish will be by the Cathedral and the Event Village will return to the Castle grounds. More importantly race and crowd control will have completed a course in fluid dynamics. Other than that a top day.
  • Did the Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10k in 2019

    Oh dear, the start was hectic before we were able to start. Stuck in crowds of people with the same sim of trying to get to their starting points but not enough room or openings to enter or pass people trying to go the opposite way. Once we were off we were soon at a stand still. Why? Narrowing of the road and letting the few elite runners pass making the majority of the race wait. I have run six races in the past six months run by smaller organisations who made the races run smoother. The volunteers were as ever the stats of the show who are encouraging and helpful. Massive thank you to them. Waiting Collect bags, T-shirts and medals was terrible, we all got cold, cramped and felt like cattle. Sorry but I will think twice about running this one again, such a shame as its my home city and other races have put this one to shame. Again thank you volunteers. Xx
  • Did the Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10k in 2018

    Good race, well organised and very well supported. Route was a little boring considering it is in such a historic city. Did enjoy the finish at the Cathedral and the event village in the castle grounds though. Free parking and shuttle buses back to the car parks was fantastic.

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