Over 5,000 will take-on the 10K which is expected to generate a huge boost for a host of local and national charities.

The run will get underway at 11am, starting at Riseholme Road. Runners will then take on a route that includes Longdales Road, Nettleham Road, Church Lane, Newport, Yarborough Crescent, Burton Road, Queen Elizabeth Road – finishing by the Cathedral.

Entrants are encouraged to run for a good cause of their choice or support one of the official partner charities – Jane Tomlinson Appeal, St Barnabas Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, brainstrust,

Lincoln and South Lincolnshire Age UK, Leap, Sophie’s Journey and the Mayor of Lincoln’s chosen charities – Lincoln Sea Cadets and Bracebridge Boxing Club.

Organised by Run For All, the City of Lincoln 10K forms part of the hugely successful Asda Foundation Series which includes events in Sheffield, Leeds, York, Derby, Nottingham, Burnley, Hull, Middlesbrough, King’s Lynn and Bury.

Mandy Hepworth, Asda Foundation coordinator, said: “Lincoln is a wonderful city so it’s hardly surprising that so many people want to take part in this event. Whatever their goals – a PB, a fundraising target or to overcome a personal challenge – we wish all the runners the very best of luck.”

Tristan Batley-Kyle, Run For All events manager, said: “There is always a fantastic atmosphere at the Lincoln 10K. The large crowds really get behind the runners, who I’m sure really appreciate the support they get.”

Lincolnshire’s popular race weekend will also feature the Arena Group Lincoln Mini & Junior Runs on Saturday 6th April. Hundreds of children aged 3-15 will pull on their trainers for the runs which will take place at the Yarbrough Leisure Centre.

Adrian Fitzpatrick, Arena Group managing director, said: “Seeing the smiles of the children as they cross the finish line is definitely one of the highlights of the weekend. We are delighted to continue our association with the event and hope all the young runners have a great day.”

Children taking part are encouraged to raise a small amount of money to help a local good cause. Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance is the official partner charity of the mini and junior run.

The 10K is supported by the Asda Foundation, City of Lincoln Council, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire Echo, Arla Protein, Hertz, Aftershokz, Running Imp, Bespak and bananakick.