Run Garioch road closures

Runners from all over the Garioch get together with other groups to check out the new 5k and 10k routes.
Runners from all over the Garioch get together with other groups to check out the new 5k and 10k routes.

Residents of Inverurie are being advised of road closures taking effect for Run Garioch later this month.

The shutting of some routes is aimed at keeping runners safe on Sunday, March 20, and will be enforced by Police Scotland.

There will be complete road closures on:

Burghmuir Drive, Inverurie, between Blackhall Road and west junction of Burghmuir Circle; C117 between St James Place, Inverurie, at Upperboat Road and Polinar Dam, Inverurie between 11am and 12.30pm; C117 between Polinar Dam and upper roundabout at Blackhall Road/John Sorrie Drive between 11am and 2pm; C117 Polinar Dam, Inverurie, to Burnhervie between 11.30am and 1pm.

Residents living in the town’s Alton Farm Road will have no access on to C117 between 11am and 12.30pm (unless for emergencies) and after 12.30pm may only turn right towards Polinar Dam.

The C117 into Inverurie via Blackhall Road will re-open at 2pm.

There will also be temporary road closures in place on:

Blackhall Road between the A96 and Nether Davah Way between 11.15 and 12.15pm with diversions for access to and from the A96 via the Port Elphinstone and Brandsbutt junctions; Nether Davah Way and Upperboat Road between 11.15am and 12.15pm.

Speaking on behalf of the Run Garioch 2016 Race Committee, race director Eric Simpson said: “Run Garioch 2016 will be the biggest and best ever.

“With one entirely new route and new finishes for all the adult races, the safety of all our runners is our number one priority.

“We are grateful to both Police Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council for their support to and our local residents for their patience with these road closures.”