A RECORD field of 1000 runners will be lining up for the start of Run Garioch’s Dandara 10k at 12noon this Sunday, (March 23).
The Ferguson Group 5k (10.45am) and the Accord Energy ½ Marathon (11.30am) will also be full to capacity with 500 runners each, as will the first event of the day, the CP&Co. Junior Run (9.30am) in Strathburn Park.
Race packs, including a programme sponsored by Thainstone Events, have now been posted to all 2500 runners taking part in the day’s events. The 16-page booklet outlining race times, essential information and the best places for spectators to cheer on their friends and family, is also available to download on the Run Garioch website.
All proceeds from Run Garioch support the work of the Garioch Sports Trust.
Race Director Eric Simpson said, “The response to Run Garioch this year has just been amazing, with all adult races selling out well before the deadline. I’m especially pleased to see so many young runners taking part this year, especially those from Monymusk and Strathburn schools, Kintore FC and Colony Park FC.
He added, “If you weren’t lucky enough to get a place in one of this year’s races, please consider supporting our runners by coming out to watch this Sunday. All our runners get a real boost from the crowds, so please come along to cheer them on. Food and drink will be available all day at the Round Table BBQ at the Sports Centre.”
Over 20 teams from Inverurie and beyond will be competing for the two trophies up for grabs in the Dandara 10k Team Challenge. Last year’s winners of the Inverurie Business Challenge, Zenith Oilfield, will be doing their best to hold on to theirs.
Competition will also be fierce at the elite end of the field, with course record-holder Robbie Simpson up against last year’s winner Ben Hukins – as well as last year’s 5k winner Kyle Greig – in the Dandara 10k.