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Working in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, VisitAberdeenshire & Aberdeen Inspired our aim is to produce a world class event experience for local residents and to attract the wider UK and International running community to Aberdeen.

Whether youre new to running, looking for a challenge or are a club runner aiming for a record PB there is a distance and wave to suit your ability. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and be part of something Great!

Starting and finishing on Union Street in the heart of the city centre, youll join thousands of runners on a route that skirts through the most scenic parts of the Granite City.
Run, jog or walk over Brig oBalgownie, through Old Aberdeen and take in the beautiful views of Aberdeen Bay.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    9:00am Sun 26th Aug 2018
    £36
    Tickets available
  2. 10K

    Run 10km
    9:00am Sun 26th Aug 2018
    £28
    Tickets available
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Course Details

Also starting and finishing on Union Street the half marathon course follows the same 10k route for the first few miles before branching north at the Beach Ballroom along the Esplanade towards the River Don.

Having crossed the Bridge of Don, runners will enjoy the support from other participants afforded by a short out-and-back section on Ellon Road, before the picturesque Brig o Balgownie takes them across the Don for a second time as they pass half-way and head towards the historic cobbles of Old Aberdeen.

After a loop of Pittodrie Stadium runners will then pass by the beautifully reinstated Marischal College, and the new Marischal Square development will be a welcome sight at the top of Littlejohn Street before the Kirk of St Nicholas, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Robert Gordons College and Union Terrace Gardens are passed on Rosemount Viaduct.

There’s sure to be fantastic support as both routes head west along Carden Place. A turn back onto Albyn Place and one final push will bring Union Street and the finish line into view meaning that the cheering crowds, friends, family and that well-deserved medal are not far away!

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