Organisers have launched the 2012 Lincoln Santa Run. This year's event will take place on Sunday 16 December when it's hoped up to 1500 people will take to the city's streets dressed as Father Christmas. They will complete a two lap course around the Bailgate area raising money for charity.
The event has been running for seven years and last year raised a record-breaking £42,662 for local charities. This year the team behind the fun run say they want to smash the £50,000 barrier. They are asking competitors to each raise £20.12.
The Olympic Torch Relay will pass through the town on July 3rd, while Team GB will be training on campus.
The meeting will brief locals on what to expect during the Olympics.
“Essentially it will be business as usual for the University over the summer and we do not anticipate significant disruption for people living close the University or in the wider community. We did however want give local people an opportunity to find out what actually is happening on campus and are delighted to offer this opportunity in association with Charnwood Borough Council and Leicestershire Police."
– Alison Barlow, University Community Relations Officer
The meeting will take place on Tuesday 15 May at 7pm in the Stewart Mason Building on campus.