Thousands of Aberdeen residents face disruption on the weekend of the Great Aberdeen Run due to the closing of dozens of city roads.
Organisers of the run, which includes a 10km course as well as a half marathon circuit, have written to several thousand residents and businesses on the route to tell them how they will be affected by the August 27 event.
The half marathon, which is taking place for the first time, will start on Union Street and head towards the Esplanade.
The route follows the coastline north towards Bridge of Don, then turns south towards Pittodrie Stadium, before heading back to the finish line in Union Street.
According to the letter sent out this week, more than 30 roads will close at some point on the day of the run.
A Great Aberdeen Run Team spokesman said: “Road closures will be phased, with closures running from 4.30am to 6.30am and re-openings between 12.15pm and 5.30pm.
“For safety reasons, all parking bays will be suspended at 6pm on August 26 until between 12.15pm and 5.30pm on August 27.”
The letter asks motorists to “ensure that cars are removed from the race route when roads will be restricted due to event set up”.
“Any vehicles left within the road closures will not be allowed to move for the duration of the enforcement period,” they said.
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
The restrictions are set to impact on the locations of city centre taxi ranks on the evening of August 26 and could also affect people who require home helps.
The letter adds: “If you are in receipt of care services, please remind your care support of the restrictions in place on August 27 to avoid any unnecessary delays.”
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.
The Great Aberdeen Run Team spokesman added: “Emergency-service vehicles will have access to all parts of the routes at all times.
“Warning notices will be installed in advance of the event and 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.”
The streets affected are: Union Street, Marischal Street, Regent Quay, Waterloo Quay, York Place, York Street, Esplanade, Accommodation Road, Ellon Road, Balgownie Road, Cottown of Balgownie, Don Street, King Street, Elphinstone Road and Meston Walk.
The list also includes: High Street, St Machar’s Drive, Golf Road, Pittodrie Street, Park Road, Seaforth Road, Mounthooly Way, Gallowgate, Upperkirkgate, Schoolhill, Rosemount Viaduct, Skene Street, Carden Place, Albyn Place, Alford Place and Holburn Junction.
Visit greatrun.org for more information.