Spaces for the inaugural Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run on Sunday 27 August are being snapped up rapidly, with fewer than 500 places remaining in the 10k race. The exciting new event, which is the most northerly fixture in the Great Run series, also features a half marathon and a one-mile family run.
Thousands of excited runners have already signed up to enjoy the fantastic carnival atmosphere expected to be generated by large and enthusiastic crowds, who will cheer on the participants as they make their way through the historic streets and distinctive neighbourhoods of the city.
All the runs will start and finish on Union Street in the heart of the city centre, and the routes take in many of Aberdeen’s cultural landmarks and iconic buildings such as the Castlegate, Beach Ballroom, Pittodrie Stadium, Brig O’Balgownie, King’s College, Marischal College, Art Gallery, HM Theatre and the Music Hall.
Aberdeen City Council Culture spokesperson Marie Boulton said: “The Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run will be an exciting, family event that is already attracting thousands of visitors to the city. It is incredible to see sign-ups from around the globe.”
The 10k has attracted runners from Austria, Canada, Norway and the United States while the half marathon is shaping up to be equally cosmopolitan, featuring entrants from Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa and Singapore.
A bustling event village is to be set up in Union Terrace Gardens where runners can meet up with family and friends afterwards for a celebratory drink following the landmark first Great Aberdeen Run.
To sign up for the event visit the Great Aberdeen Run website.