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APR27
Stena Drilling 10k

The Stena Drilling 10K takes you through some beautiful Highland scenery on the Balmoral Estate and will be clearly marked and well marshalled.

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Stena Drilling 10k

52a King St, Aberdeen AB24 5AX, UKView event
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The Stena Drilling 10K takes you through some beautiful Highland scenery on the Balmoral Estate and will be clearly marked and well marshalled.

£24 - £26
Stena Drilling 10k
MAY4
Fetterangus Fun Run
Fetterangus, Scotland, United Kingdom

Beautiful off road run through the stunning Drinnies Wood & Pitfour Estate, great course! Pre race warm up, medals for all & after run refreshments. All money raised will go to Fetterangus Primary School.

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Fetterangus Fun Run

19 Ferguson St, Fetterangus, Peterhead AB42 4HD, UKView event
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Beautiful off road run through the stunning Drinnies Wood & Pitfour Estate, great course! Pre race warm up, medals for all & after run refreshments. All money raised will go to Fetterangus Primary School.

Fetterangus Fun Run
MAY5
BHGE 10k Running Festival

The BHGE 10k Running Festival is a well established 10k race in Aberdeen and for many runners the highlight of their running season. The course is based around Aberdeen City Beach and Harbour area and has some spectacular views of the North Sea and the 'famous' Beach Ballroom on the route of the course.

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BHGE 10k Running Festival

Beach Leisure Centre, Beach Leisure Centre Sea Beach Beach Front, Aberdeen AB24 5NR, UKView event
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The BHGE 10k Running Festival is a well established 10k race in Aberdeen and for many runners the highlight of their running season. The course is based around Aberdeen City Beach and Harbour area and has some spectacular views of the North Sea and the 'famous' Beach Ballroom on the route of the course.

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  • Did the event in 2018

    This 10k is the longest established mass participation road race in Aberdeen and one that I have run a couple of times before.I only signed up for it just over two weeks before the race itself as I was unsure whether to do it only a few weeks after running my first marathon, but as the registration was open quite close to the race date I left my decision quite late. Sign up was done online and was very easy.As the race is local to me, I was well aware of the road closures and where to park before the race itself. There is a large retail park close to the start and finish and the roads were open until thirty minutes before the race began so it was easy to get parked a convenient distance away.While the roads were busy, there were plenty of spaces, so the journey there was very easy. The organisers had sent out information in advance as well so even if you were unfamiliar with the area, you had the info you needed to get there and get parked.As the weather was a bit breezy and with some rain showers, in contrast to the heatwave elsewhere, I stayed in the car and only spent a short time in the event village. There were a number of charity stalls, male and female toilets and some refreshment vans for coffee etc. There was also a mass warm-up in front of the stage before the runners were directed across towards the start and urged to go into pens based on what their expected finish time would be.I was aiming for around 55 mins, so went into the pen for 56mins to 1hr. This system - as in previous years - is entirely voluntary and this proved a little bit of an issue once the race began. The start was staggered as there is a very tight turn almost immediately after the start line, so after the horn sounded to start the race, the various pens were led towards the start line, one after the other.The start area was quite crowded and this continued once the race got going. I very quickly found myself having to weave in and out of slower runners that were ahead of me. On reflection I probably should have gone in the pen for 50 - 55mins, but did not do so for precisely the reason that I did not want to prove an obstacle for other, faster runners. There were marshalls placed regularly around the course and roads blocked off for the race. The initial part of the course runs in a loop around the harbour area before reaching the beachfront in Aberdeen for a very long, two mile straight up towards the Bridge of Don area, which, thankfully, was downwind.This was where there was the biggest support, as this area along the front loops back towards the start and finish area so it is very easy for spectators to watch the start, walk a short distance, see runners around the 4km mark and then head back to wait for them at the finish.There was a water station at the 5km mark and also a timing bar so you got a split time for 5km and 10km at the end. Runners were urged to put bottles at the side of the road for later collection, and the race information had contained notes about the efforts for recycling this year.After 6km, the course basically turns back on itself and you run back towards the start area. This part comes along King Street, where one lane of the main road was shut down for the race to use. A further water station was located at around 8.5km. It was not a particularly hot day but even so it is always good to have water available.The course is very flat, apart from one hill, but that hill is right at 9km so is a bit of a kicker to get up and over before heading downhill towards the finish line. At the finish, volunteers handed out medals, more water was on hand and the goodie bags were dispensed, this time in a bio-degradable bag. The goodie bag featured an energy bar, energy drink, a green tea tea-bag and a carton of chocolate spread with breadsticks. There were also some vouchers, including a 7 day pass for a local David Lloyd centre. One odd thing about the Aberdeen race, and this was the same last year, was you get the t-shirt along with your race number so the goodie bag probably seems a bit light compared to others where you get the finishers shirt at the end.Overall, the Aberdeen race is a nice, flat course. It is not particularly scenic though the run along the beachfront is always pleasant. There was a good amount of support at various points along the course, it is easy to park nearby, it is quite good for support and easy for spectators and straightforward to enter. I will certainly be running again next year.
  • Did the event in 2017

    I ran the 2017 Baker Hughes 10k, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a well-organised event, with over 3000 runners, and a course that is, in the main, fast & flat.The start was particularly well-organised, with runners split into pens based on their expected finishing time, and then each pen taken to the start line in turn. This meant that there was no huge amount of "bunching" at the start line as the start was staggered and most people were in the correct pen, thus starting at a similar pace; and the whole thing was marshalled very well.The first couple of miles of the course are through Aberdeen docks, which isn't the most exciting route in the world, but made for a good solid start - there was a couple of very slight inclines but nothing spectacular, and it allowed everyone to get into their stride and establish their pace. The next couple of miles are then spent running along the seafront, which I would imagine isn't the most pleasant experience in stormy weather, but this year was really enjoyable thanks to the slight breeze coming off the sea.There was a water station at 5km, which was much appreciated as it was quite hot; however I felt this could have been better managed as there was a bit of a bottleneck as people tried to get bottles. Bottles were also handed over without lids, which made running with them very difficult as water sloshed everywhere! There was also a water station at 8km which had similar issues; and marshals also provided jelly beans at around the 7km mark to keep sugar levels up, which was much appreciated.The last few km cut through some residential areas, and ended with a fair incline at the 9km mark, which didn't go down too well! Unfortunately there wasn't much support from the locals other than at the start/finish line; but the support and encouragement from the marshals around the course was excellent.The race village was basic, and I think needs to be looked at - there were huge queues for the toilets before the race, and for the baggage tent afterwards; but there was no-one at either queue to keep it organised and ensure it kept moving.The medal presentation at the end was well-run with plenty of people available to make sure all participants got their medal. There was also water & bananas available at the finish line, which went down well; and the goody bag, while basic, was also good, comprising a portion of protein nuts, a Weetabix breakfast drink, a chocolate milk drink, a peanut butter sachet, and a pack of Swizzels Rainbow Drops.All in all, a good race, that could be made even better with a bit more organisation at the race village and a bit more thought at the aid stations. Would do it again though!
£6 - £24
BHGE 10k Running Festival
MAY18
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Gung-Ho! – Aberdeen

Gung-Ho! is an inclusive 5km running event, with a focus on fun and it's coming to Aberdeen in 2019 on 18th May. Get ready to run, jump and climb over some of the the biggest inflatable obstacles in the world and show how Gung-Ho! you really are!

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Gung-Ho! – Aberdeen

Castle Fraser, Inverurie AB51 7LD, UKView event
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Gung-Ho! is an inclusive 5km running event, with a focus on fun and it's coming to Aberdeen in 2019 on 18th May. Get ready to run, jump and climb over some of the the biggest inflatable obstacles in the world and show how Gung-Ho! you really are!

£32 - £60
Gung-Ho! – Aberdeen
MAY25
Kayleighs Wee Stars Barra 10k

The 4th KWS Barra 10K will be held on Saturday the 25th of May 2019. This is a challenging cross country trail over the Barra Hill and we are looking to build on the success of what was a fantastic event last year.

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Kayleighs Wee Stars Barra 10k

Colpy Rd, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie AB51, UKView event
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The 4th KWS Barra 10K will be held on Saturday the 25th of May 2019. This is a challenging cross country trail over the Barra Hill and we are looking to build on the success of what was a fantastic event last year.

£18 - £20
Kayleighs Wee Stars Barra 10k
JUN9
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Aberdeen

The Aberdeen route will take you along the beautiful Beach Esplanade, taking in the amazing view of Aberdeen beach. The course is mostly on road so the terrain is predominantly flat, with the exception of the start and finish channels which are located on grass.

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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Aberdeen

Aberdeen AB24 5NR, UKView event
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The Aberdeen route will take you along the beautiful Beach Esplanade, taking in the amazing view of Aberdeen beach. The course is mostly on road so the terrain is predominantly flat, with the exception of the start and finish channels which are located on grass.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Aberdeen
JUN23
Nicol of Skene Westhill 10K

This is a fun event organised to promote active participation in sporting events and wellbeing for all. Your safety during the run is paramount and, with the co-operation of Aberdeenshire Council, road closures have been organised for the duration of the event. A chip timing system will be in operation and results will be available immediately post race via printer, text or website. The course will be marshalled with water stations and distance signage in place.

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Nicol of Skene Westhill 10K

5 Wright's Walk, Westhill AB32 6LR, UKView event
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This is a fun event organised to promote active participation in sporting events and wellbeing for all. Your safety during the run is paramount and, with the co-operation of Aberdeenshire Council, road closures have been organised for the duration of the event. A chip timing system will be in operation and results will be available immediately post race via printer, text or website. The course will be marshalled with water stations and distance signage in place.

£18 - £20
Nicol of Skene Westhill 10K
JUL7
Stonehaven Half Marathon

Stonehaven Half Marathon will be run over a route made up of local roads and some forest tracks. The event is not a closed road race.

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Stonehaven Half Marathon

1 Mildens Row, Stonehaven AB39 3LD, UKView event
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Stonehaven Half Marathon will be run over a route made up of local roads and some forest tracks. The event is not a closed road race.

£18 - £20
Stonehaven Half Marathon

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