Dandara 10K

The 'Garioch 10k' is where it all started for Run Garioch, 14 years ago.

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

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

Entry Information

Race packs, including t-shirts, 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 on 24 February, places will only be available from our charity partners. Please contact them directly for more information.

Run for Charity

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

If you'd like to run for:


* Charlie House

* The Gathimba Edwards Foundation

* Inspire PTL

* Friends of the Neonatal Unit


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'.

The 'Dandara 10k AB51 Business Challenge' shield will be awarded to the local business with the three fastest runners (male or female) in the 10k. All businesses will three or more runners taking part will be eligible. The business name must be provided at registration, but there is no need to 'enter as a team'.

If you're entering the 'Fastest AB51 Business' competition, 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: £19.50 + £1.50 service charge

RACE LIMIT: 1250 (of which 150 are reserved for our official charity partners)

Race Day Timings

1035 Dandara 10k Call-up

1045 Dandara 10k Race

1230 Dandara 10k Prize Giving


Visit the Prizes page for a full list of prizes.

Kilometre Markers & Water Stops

There will be ascending kilometre markers on the course.

There will be one water stop at approximately 5 km, stocked with bottles supplied by Fisher Offshore of Oldmeldrum.

The Route

The 2019 Dandara 10K will take runners through the streets of Inverurie, out towards the countryside at Polinar Dam as before.

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