8 Dec

Make Aberdeen Great Again

Runners will dash for the Northern Lights again in 2018 after the Great Run Company confirmed that the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run will be back in 2018 for a second outing. Entries are now open and the event will take place on Sunday 26 August 2018 with the 10k, half marathon and Family Run all returning.

The inaugural Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run, held in August this year, saw over 7,000 people pound the pavements of the Granite City in the half marathon and 10k. The race featured the most scenic areas of the city, including Brig O’Balgownie and Old Aberdeen.

Runners, joggers and walkers travelled from as far as Singapore, South Africa, and the United States to take part in the race this summer. Organisers estimated £900,000 was raised for charity.

Union Street was packed with thousands of people, and participants can expect another scenic spectator-lined route in 2018, with many of the city’s landmarks on show.

Kerry Simpson, communications manager at The Great Run Company, commented: “From the GB athletes leading the field to the youngest participants in the Family Run, this summer the city of Aberdeen celebrated the thousands of people running for fun, fitness and fundraising.

“It was an incredible sight in the city, and we’re looking forward to the return of the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run.”

Next year will also see the return of the Business Challenge, supported by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, with companies competing for the prize of fastest business in the 10k, as well as the half marathon.

Secure your place at the 2018 Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run by visiting the Great Run website.