2024 Mackie's 5K

Run Garioch are delighted to announce that the much loved local company Mackie's have become the new sponsors of our 5K -- the first race of the day on Sunday, 12 May 2024.

Introduced as a new distance to Run Garioch in 2011, the 5K is an ideal first event for those just starting out on their running journey as well as those who want to push themselves hard.

From 2024, all runners over the age of 12 (S1) will be able to take part in the Mackie's 5K. Everyone crossing the line will receive a medal and a Mackie's water bottle.

The fastest male and female junior runners will also receive a year's supply of Mackie's chocolate and ice cream ... and the winning high school, ten bars of Mackie's chocolate for each team member!

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 at least 12 years of age and in S1 on race day to take part in the Mackie's 5K.

Run for Charity

Our official charity partners have guaranteed places in the Mackie's 5K.

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.



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


Race Day Timings

0905 Mackie's 5K Call-up

0915 Mackie's 5K Race

0945 Mackie's 5K 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 marks on the course.

To reduce the amount of plastic of 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 and finish. There will be no water stations on the Mackie's 5K course.


The 5K Route

After the start on Burghmuir Drive runners carry on toward Blackhall Road and the Morrison’s roundabout. There, they take a right and head under the overpass. Not long after, runners cross to the opposite side of the road and veer left, taking them all the way round Corsmanhill Drive.

At the roundabout at the top of Corsmanhill Drive at the junction with Blackhall Road, runners take a left up the ‘spur’ until the cone/marshal point. Runners then head back down Blackhall Road and take a left at the roundabout at the junction with John Sorrie Drive. Runners follow this road until turning left at Cairn Wynd.

At the end of Cairn Wynd runners rejoin John Sorrie Drive and head left back down to the roundabout at the junction with Blackhall Road (where they turn left). They then head back under the underpass and return as they came to the GSC.


5k Map

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