This Sunday will see thousands of runners taking on the Great Aberdeen Run.
Athletes will tackle either a 10km or a half marathon circuit of the city.
The team behind the Great Aberdeen run have been staging events across the UK since 1981, with the first event, the Great North Run now officially the biggest half marathon in the world.
We’ve pulled together all the information you’re likely to need ahead of Sunday’s event.
08:00 Event day information point & baggage drop off opens
08:40 Start assembly area opens
08:50 10k warm-up
09:00 Start 10k for red wave
09:10 Start 10k for blue wave
10:20 Start half marathon warm-up
10:30 Start half marathon for orange wave
10:38 Start half marathon for white wave
10:46 Start half marathon for green wave
10:54 Start half marathon for pink wave
13:20 Start Family Run warm-up
13:30 Start of the Family Run
More than 30 roads will be closed at some point during the day on Sunday.
These closures will be phased, starting between 4.30am and 6.30am with roads reopening between 12.15pm and 5.30pm.
This map will show you exactly what roads are closing, what time it will be shut, and when it’s expected to reopen.
Bus routes will also have to be changed on the day of the run and organisers are urging passengers to visit the websites of First and Stagecoach to find out more about diversions.
A spokesman for the Great Aberdeen run speaking earlier this month said: “Emergency-service vehicles will have access to all parts of the routes at all times.”
He added: “A large steward and marshal team will be in place on the day to assist residents and participants.
“We would like to thank people for their co-operation and assure them every effort is being made to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.”
What car parks will be open in the city?
The following car parks will be open on Sunday
- Frederick Street Multi-storey
- Denburn Multi-storey
- West North Street – accessible from West North Street only
- Bon Accord Square
- NCP Aberdeen Shiprow
- Virginia Street
- Bon Accord Loch Street
- Union Square
- College Street
- Mall Trinity
The following car parks will be closed on Sunday.
- Marischal College Multi-storey
- Chapel Street Multi-storey
- Donmouth Road
- Summer Street
- Golden Square
Great Aberdeen Run Route
The team behind the Great Aberdeen Run highlighting the route the 10K and half marathon runs will take through Aberdeen.The city's iconic landmarks, including Castlegate, Old Aberdeen, Pittodrie and Union Terrace are all included on the course.To register visit – www.greatrun.org/aberdeen
Posted by Evening Express on Monday, 24 July 2017
Discounts for Great Aberdeen Run athletes
Competitors taking part in this year’s run will be entitled to discounts at a number of businesses and hotels throughout the city and shire.
Angels Hair Design
20% off during August. Only available Monday to Friday. Hairdressing and Nail bar services.
To book call 01224 645103/611743 or visit www.angels-hair.co.uk
Two night B&B stay (26th & 27th Aug.) in an ensuite room for £100. Quote GAR2017
Jurys Inn Union Square
Discounted Bed and Breakfast rates over the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run weekend. £95 on Saturday 26th August and £65 on Sunday 27th August. To book contact firstname.lastname@example.org
McGinty’s Meal An’ Ale
20% off main meals when you show your run medal on Sunday 27th Aug. Offer valid 12noon to 9pm on Sunday 27th Aug – must show run medal or confirmation of participation.
No.10 Bar & Restuarant
Kids eat free on Sunday 27th August following the Family Run(Under 10s and must show medal or confirmation of run) Sunday lunch – 20% off food bill from 12pm to 6pm when you show run medal (Sunday 27th Aug)
Selera Malaysia Bistro
Offer 1: Share our SELERA MALAYSIA BISTRO Facebook page and get Iced Bandung (Iced Rose Milk) for just £ 1 each glass. (Will have to show proof)
Offer 2: Participants of Great Aberdeen Run who bring at least 4 people to our Weekend Buffet or A la carte Dinner will bring home a pack of our Nasi Lemak f.o.c.
Both offers valid from 25th August 2017 to 29th August 2017 only. For booking, further details, terms & conditions please call 07719236093 or email email@example.com
SQUAD are delighted to offer all 2017 Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Runners 15% off any SQUAD online at www.squadscarf.com.
The offer is valid from 1st – 31st August 2017. SQUAD’s high quality, performance snoods are all made to order in Aberdeen by Social Stuff; a social enterprise giving 100% profits to charity.
Simply enter code ABERDEENRUN2017 at checkout to receive your 15% discount. Offer valid from 1st-31st August 2017.
The Craibstone Suites
Book direct with us from 25th – 27th August and get a free upgrade
20% off main meals when you show your run medal on Sunday 27th Aug.
Offer valid 12noon to 9pm on Sunday 27th Aug – must show run medal or confirmation of participation.
Dee Tour Ltd
Offering 20% off the Royal Deeside Passport Tour travel guide & discount vouchers Royal Deeside PassporTour is a 128 page pocket sized visitor guide, with a map & vouchers offering discounts, £200 + of potential savings & offers from local businesses in across Deeside.
Offer Valid for 1st August – 31 August 2017 Quote an Online code of RDPGR20 Website www.deetour.co.uk
Haigs Food Hall
Sunday 27th August 11am until 5pm all runners in the event will be entitled to 10% discount across the store, excluding alcohol and pop-a-ball products, by quoting “Great Aberdeen Runner” at the check out.
£1.99 for Chicken Sandwich and Fries or Big Mac and Fries (offer valid on Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 August)
National Trust Scotland
10% Discounted entry to any National Trust for Scotland property in Aberdeenshire between Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 August 2017 on presentation of your run number.
Park Inn by Radisson
Ensure rest and relaxation before the run when you book a stay on Saturday 26th August.
If you want to maximize your stay, include either the Friday 25th August or Sunday 27th August and save 20% on those nights. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Skene House Hotel Suites
10% discount on our best available rates on bed and breakfast at Skene House Rosemount or Skene House Holburn valid Aug 25th to Aug 27th, subject to availability, quote festivals upon booking.
The Butterworth Gallery
Offering 20% off any unframed print purchased at the Gallery or online. Offer Valid between 1st August – 30 Sept 2017 Quote an Online code of 15GR17 www.thebutterworthgallery.com
The Ferryhill House Hotel
Book direct on our website and use the promo code ‘SUN60′ and you will receive the room for £60.
On Sundays, we serve up our extensive menu along with a Sunday roast and breakfast from 9am. To say ‘well done’, we have some great offers for you & the family to enjoy: – 20% off your total food bill when you show your run medal and quote ‘GreatRunFerry’ – Family Run – show your medal from the family run and kids will eat free