Sunday, 12 May 2024

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5k 10k Half Marathon Junior Run

Timetable of Events

0905 Mackie's 5K Call-up

0915 Mackie's 5K Race

0945 Mackie's 5K Prizegiving in the GSC Games Hall

1005 McWilliam Lippe Architects Half-Marathon Call-up

1015 McWilliam Lippe Architects Half-Marathon Race

1245 McWilliam Lippe Architects Half-Marathon Prizegiving in the GSC Games Hall

1020 Dandara 10K Call-up

1030 Dandara 10K Race

1215 Dandara 10K Prizegiving in the GSC Games Hall

1300 CP&Co. Junior Run Cat. 1 Girls - 600m (Ages 4, 5, 6)

1310 CP&Co. Junior Run Cat. 1 Boys – 600m (Ages 4, 5, 6)

1320 CP&Co. Junior Run Cat. 2 Girls – 1000m (Ages 7, 8, 9)

1330 CP&Co. Junior Run Cat. 2 Boys –1000m (Ages 7, 8, 9)

1345 CP&Co. Junior Run Cat. 3 Girls - 2000m (Ages 10, 11, 12)

1400 CP&Co. Junior Run Cat. 3 Boys – 2000m (Ages 10, 11, 12)

1445 CP&Co. Junior Run Prizegiving in the GSC Games Hall

Where is Inverurie?

Inverurie is approximately 16 miles northwest of Aberdeen on the A96. The nearest train station is Inverurie, on the Aberdeen to Inverness line. The nearest airport is Aberdeen Airport at Dyce.

Getting to Run Garioch

Run Garioch is now a very big event. Some congestion in the local area will be inevitable on race day, but please help us keep it to a minimum.

If possible, walk as part of your race-day warm-up, use public transport or share lifts if you can.

If you have to drive to the event, please be aware that there is no direct road access to, or parking available at, the Garioch Sports Centre on race day.

Local Access and Parking

If you’re driving to the event we would encourage you NOT to enter Inverurie from the roundabout on the A96 near Morrisons. Burghmuir Drive (the start and finish of the adult races) will be closed all day from the Brankie Road Junction to the roundabout at Morrisons. Burghmuir Circle will only be open for local access and VIP parking (but only via the Strathburn Hotel junction). We’ve secured agreement from Aberdeenshire Council to use the car parks at Gordon House and Strathburn School, and there are also other car parks in town when are free on a Sunday.

Travelling from the North

If you’re travelling from the North on the A96 please turn left at the Conglass junction (the left turn before the roundabout near Morrisons). This will take you to the roundabout at the bottom of Burghmuir Drive.

To use the parking at Gordon House, continue straight along North Street (B9001) and turn right at the roundabout into Blackhall Road (B9170). Gordon House is on the left as you proceed up Blackhall Road.

Travelling from the South

If you’re travelling from the South on the A96 please enter Inverurie at the first roundabout (at the end of the dual carriageway), which will take you through Port Elphinstone and on to Inverurie Town Centre. At the end of the square in the Town Centre turn left into West High Street.

To use the parking at Gordon House, continue along West High Street (B9170) and continue straight over the roundabout to Blackhall Road (B9170). Gordon House is on the left as you proceed up Blackhall Road.

Sat-Nav Summary

Use AB51 3WA to take you to the Gordon House car park.

Road Closures and Restrictions


C116c Blackhall Road from junction with John Sorrie Drive to U120a Dubston, U120a to C120c Balquhain Mains, C120c to C117c Chapel of Garioch, C117c, U118c to Burnhervie, C116c Burnhervie to C116c Blackhall Road, Inverurie will be CLOSED as required between 10:00 hrs and 13:00 hrs on SUNDAY 12 MAY 2024.

Local diversions will be signed.

Burghmuir Drive, from junction with Blackhall Road to the junction with Brankie Road will be CLOSED from 06:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs on SUNDAY 12 MAY 2024

Diversion via North Street and Blackhall Road.

One Way Closure

B9170 Blackhall Road from the A96 Roundabout to the Roundabout at Morrison’s/Burghmuir Drive will be CLOSED ONE WAY from the A96, from 07:30 hrs to 14:00 hrs on SUNDAY 12 MAY 2024 Diversions via A96 southwards via the Inverurie Bypass to the Port Elphinstone Roundabout, Elphinstone Road, St James’s Place, High Street, Market Place, West High Street and Blackhall Road or A96 northwards to C120c junction at Drimmies, North Street and Blackhall Road

Stop/Go Traffic Control

As required from 09:00 hrs to 13:30 hrs on SUNDAY 12 MAY 2024 at the following locations:

C116c Blackhall Road between the roundabout on the A96 and the roundabout at John Sorrie Drive/Highclere Way

C116c Blackhall Road/Highclere Way/John Sorrie Drive (East) Roundabout on approaches to the roundabout

C116c Blackhall Road/John Sorrie Drive (West) Roundabout on approaches to the roundabout

B9170 Blackhall Road/Morrisons Access/Aquhorthies Circle Roundabout on approaches to roundabout except Burghmuir Drive leg which is closed

Access for Emergency Vehicles and affected properties will be maintained at all times

Our traffic management company will be positioned at junctions to re-direct traffic and once the final runners have passed safely all junctions will be re-opened where appropriate, they will also endeavour to ensure that any inconvenience will be kept to a minimum.

Should you have any queries please contact Alba Traffic Management on 01463 259195.

Race Packs

Your race pack will be posted to you at the address you provided when you entered online. You will receive a bib (which incorporates your timing chip), your luggage tags and four safety pins.

Please complete the emergency details on the back of your race number with a ballpoint pen.

On race day, fasten your number securely to the front of your top using the four pins provided – one at each corner, as per the instructions in the Event Programme. It is a race requirement that your number be visible at all times.

Race numbers are non-transferrable. Anyone found to be running with someone else's bib will be removed from the results. If your race pack does not arrive before race day, please check in at Race HQ well before your race is due to start. Please also bring a copy of your registration confirmation email and/or ID.


T-shirts can be collected from the GSC before race day, on race day and after race day. They will NOT be posted out. Collection timetables and locations will be confirmed on social media in May.

Lost Property and Information

Enquiries regarding lost property and other general queries will be handled at GSC Reception.


Volunteers from Clan Cancer Support will be operating a secure baggage-storage facility in the GSC Games Hall.

The cost will be a donation to our partner charities.

Please use the luggage tag included in your race packs to check your baggage.

Toilets and Changing Rooms

Toilets and urinals will be located in the lower car park. Accessible toilets, space for nursing mothers and baby change facilities will be available in the GSC. Male and female changing spaces will also be available in the GSC.

Event Village

The Event Village will include activities for all the family as well as stands, displays and entertainment from local community and sports groups.

Event Catering

There will be plenty of options for the whole family in our Event Village food fair.

The Start

All adult races will start on Burghmuir Drive, outside the Garioch Sports Centre. All children's races will start in the fields behind Strathburn Park and to the west of the GSC's 3G pitch.

Water Stations

As part of our commitment to the environment, Run Garioch has removed all single use plastics from the three water stations on the McWilliam Lippe Half Marathon, the one water station on the Dandara 10K and the finish lines of the main races and the CP&Co. Junior Run. Water will be supplied in recyclable paper cups on the race routes and there will also be water for those who wish to fill their own bottles/hydration packs. There will also be several hydration stations at the start/finish area for runners to fill their own bottles before and after the event.

Course Marshals

Volunteers from a variety of charities and service groups as well as private individuals will be acting as marshals on race day.

Please follow their instructions as well as any posted signs.

If you have the opportunity, please thank the marshals for their efforts – there would be no Run Garioch without them.

If you don't plan on running this year, but would still like to be part of Run Garioch 2024, please consider becoming a marshal. Drop us a line at


You don’t need to have a number pinned to your chest to take part in Run Garioch! If you’re not running this year, please come out to cheer on your friends, family and neighbours.

The Finish

All adult races will finish under the gantry on Burghmuir Drive.

All children's races finish under the gantry in the fields next to the Garioch Sports Centre.

Please ensure you run under the finish line gantry and through the funnel to record your final time.

The end of the race is under the gantry, not at the 'spotter' mats placed 20m in front.

Exit the funnel to receive your water, banana and medal. You can then exit the finish area, rejoin your family and friends and celebrate your achievement!

If you've signed up for a free result SMS from Sinclairs of Inverurie, you'll receive it within a short time of finishing.

Results will be available on the FRS website after the event.

Medical Support

First aiders will be available opposite the finish line and able to respond to any incidents during the event.

First Aid will also be available in the Garoch Sports Centre.

If you are not feeling fully fit on the day of the race, please do not run. There'll always be next year!

If you feel unwell during the race, please inform the closest available marshal. He or she will inform our medical support team so that they can assist appropriately.

Extremes of Weather

Please ensure you are properly hydrated and come prepared for the extremes of weather. Our climate can be unpredictable It may be very warm and sunny, requiring sun cream or conversely very cold and wet requiring warm and dry clothing.

If the race needs to be cancelled on the day for any reason, the Race Director's decision will be announced on this website and social media by 0800 on Race Day.