2024 Dandara 10K

The 'Garioch 10K' is where it all started for Run Garioch, way back in 2006.

Now known as the Dandara 10K, the race is a challenging but rewarding event suitable for all abilities.

2024 will mark the 12th year of Dandara's support of Run Garioch, which started with their sponsorship of our 5K in 2013.

In 2014, the award-winning house builder snapped up the opportunity to support our flagship 10K – and has been doing so ever since.

Entry Information

Race packs, including bibs, safety pins and timing chips, will be posted to all runners in the weeks before the event.

Entries are non-refundable and non-transferrable. NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY.

After entries close, places will only be available from our charity partners. Please contact them directly for more information.

Runners must be 16 years of age or older on race day to take part in the Dandara 10K.

Run for Charity

Our official charity partners have guaranteed places in the Dandara 10k.

If you'd like to run for

* AberNecessities


* Clan Cancer Support

* Community Integrated Care

* Friends of ANCHOR or

* Friends of the Neuro Ward

please get in touch with them directly to receive their training and fundraising support.

Contact details for all our charities are available on our Partners page.

Team Prizes

Two trophies will be awarded in the fastest running club contest: one for men and one for women. The winner of each will be the UKA/SA/jogscotland club/group with the three fastest men's and women's times in the 10K. All groups/clubs with more than three runners taking part will be eligible. The club/group name must be provided at registration, but there is no need to 'enter as a team'.

All AB51-based businesses with four or more runners taking part in the Dandara 10K are eligible to take part in the 'Dandara 10K AB51 Business Challenge’. The winners' shield will be awarded to the local business with the fastest cumulative time as calculated based on the finish times of their three fastest runners (male or female). The business name and qualifying postcode must be provided at registration, but there is no need to 'enter as a team’, or for all runners to enter at the same time. Runners using sponsors’ voucher codes and those who pay their own entry fees are both eligible to run for the same business team.

If you're entering the 'Dandara 10K AB51 Business Challenge', why not stand out from your competitors by running the race in your own branded t-shirts, workwear, uniforms or fancy dress? Your team can also run the race to raise money for your company's favourite charity through sponsorship. Putting together a business team for the first time also makes a great bit of news for your company’s website or promotional campaigns.


All runners: £22 + booking fee.

Optional 100% recycled plastic technical t-shirt: £12.50 To be ordered and paid for during the online registration process.

RACE LIMIT: 1000 (of which 150 are reserved for our official charity partners)

Race Day Timings

1020 Dandara 10K Call-up

1030 Dandara 10K Race

1215 Dandara 10K Prize-giving in the GSC Games Hall


Visit the Prizes page for a full list of prizes.

Kilometre Markers & Water Stops

There will be ascending kilometre markers on the course.

To reduce the amount of plastic and paper waste produced by race day, runners are requested to bring their own water/hydration fluids where possible. Bottle/camelbak refill stations will be available at the race start, finish and at approximately 5km into the course.


The Route

The Dandara 10K will take runners through the streets of Inverurie, out towards the countryside at Polinar Dam.

When runners reach the first roundabout on Blackhall Drive upon their return into Inverurie, they'll take a right into Crossmanhill Drive.

At the bottom of this road they'll take a left back up Blackhall Drive, then a right at the top roundabout into John Sorrie Drive.

They'll then follow John Sorrie Drive all the way around until turning left into Cairn Wynd.

At the end of Cairn Wynd they'll turn left back into John Sorrie Drive, then left again at the bottom roundabout to head home via the underpass towards the finish gantry on Burghmuir Drive.


10k Map

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