Entries for a dash down Aberdeen’s most famous street have been snapped up in record time.
The Union Street Mile, which will take place next month, is expected to be one of the highlights of a day celebrating the best of the Granite City.
Jill Franks, Sport Aberdeen’s director of business development, said she was looking forward to seeing the runners at the start line on Saturday, August 26.
She said: “We have been run off our feet, with entries for this year’s Union Street Mile being snapped up in less than 24 hours – a new record for us.
“This is another community sporting event that we are very proud to bring to the city and we hope to inspire more people of all ages to get active in a fun and social setting.
“We look forward to seeing the runners at this year’s starting line and hope to see many more lining the streets to cheer on the 2017 Union Street dashers.”
Last year 150 people took part and the same number have signed up for next month’s event.
More than 900 people have taken part in the Union Street Mile over the last six years.
Starting at the Music Hall, the race heads up Union Street towards the Holburn Street junction and turns back down to finish at the Castlegate.
The race is split into three categories – P6/7, S1 to S4 and the seniors’ race for over 16s.
Entrants are expected to complete the mile-long sprint in less than seven minutes for men and eight minutes for women and children.
The Celebrate Aberdeen Parade will once again follow the race and more than 100 third sector organisations are expected to take part in the flagship parade.
Thousands more are expected to line the route to cheer on runners and volunteer marchers.