18 May

Granite City Gears Up For 10K

Runners at City of Aberdeen Baker Hughes 10K

The north east of Scotland is gearing up for one of the region's biggest running events tomorrow - the City of Aberdeen Baker Hughes 10K Running Festival. Now in its 27th year, the festival includes a 10k race, wheelchair race, school race and a family fun run.

The event started life as one of Aberdeen's annual marathons but became a 10K in 1987. The current race course is based around Aberdeen beach and harbour and includes some spectacular views of the North Sea and the famous Beach Ballroom.

Organisers praised entrants, saying: "The City of Aberdeen Baker Hughes 10K attracts all types of entries, from the serious runners who are in it to win it, to the corporate group who enter to raise money for charity or simply the person who wants to use the event as a motivation to get fit."

The race coincides with the last day of the 5x50 challenge which requires participants to run, jog, walk or cycle at least 5k everyday for 50 days. One participant, Jeffrey Sinclair, will be finishing the challenge off in style by taking part in the 10K.

For more information on the festival, visit the Baker Hughes 10K website