MACBI Fun Run at Aden this weekend

Runners at the 2013 MACBI Fun Run
Runners at the 2013 MACBI Fun Run

Following the success of the first three MACBI (Mintlaw and Central Buchan Initiative) Fun Run events, Aden Country Park in Mintlaw is to again play host for the fourth family friendly MACBI Fun Run.

The fun run will take place this Sunday (March 16) at 1pm, with registration taking place between 12 noon and 12.45pm.

The event is aimed at both helping to raise awareness and support of the creation of the new state-of-the-art Mintlaw Community Hub, as well as providing the local community with a fun day out.

There are four lengths available: 1K, 3K, 5K, and for the more adventurous, a 10K, for participants to run, walk or jog around Aden Country Park.

Entrance to the event is free for Children under 16 with a £5 entry for adults (over 16’s).

The scheduled race starting times are as follows:

1pm - 1K Boys and Girls (Under 8’s)

1.15pm - 3K Boys and Girls (Age 9 – 15) and Adults.

1.30pm - 5k Adults run.

1.45pm - 10k Adults run.

Medals will be awarded to all finishers and all proceeds will go to the MACBI Community and Sports Centre Project.

All runners should gather in the courtyard area in front of the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum in Aden Country Park before they start each race.

Registration will take place from 12 noon until 12.45pm.

Organisers advise all runners to allow enough time to hand in entry forms prior to the race. Entry forms can be downloaded at

If runners choose to download application forms prior to the event, please complete and bring along on the day.

Alternatively entry forms can be picked up on the day of the Fun Run.