Organisers of a popular Aberdeen run have unveiled a new route for this year’s event.
The Great Aberdeen Run, which ran for the first time in the city last year, includes a 10k course, a half marathon and family run.
Runners will still start on Union Street, before heading to Aberdeen Harbour, towards the Beach Esplanade and across Bridge of Don and the Brig o’Balgownie.
The new route of the race, which is organised by Simplyhealth, will then take in a section of Seaton Park, before continuing through Old Aberdeen and taking in another new portion – around Aberdeen University.
From there, participants will pass Pittodrie stadium, without having to go round the turnaround point at the ground, as they did before.
They will then travel past Marischal College, Aberdeen Art Gallery and His Majesty’s Theatre, before finishing back on Union Street at the Music Hall.
Jamie Still, event manager at The Great Run Company, said: “We listened to runners’ feedback and have made changes that will enhance their overall event experience.
“The updated 2018 route will maintain the iconic city centre attractions while improving the route for runners.
“Seaton Park is an exciting addition to the event and we’re pleased that the half marathon participants will experience first-hand this local beauty spot.”
All runners will receive a medal and a T-shirt unique to either the 10k or the half marathon.
Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Jenny Laing said: “We are excited to announce the new route for the 2018 Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run.
“The inaugural event in 2017 was outstanding with 8,000 participants and the large crowds gathered along the route to support them. The city and wider region truly embraced the spirit of the event and Aberdeen had its very own moment to shine.”