2024 McWilliam Lippe Architects Half Marathon

2024 marks the second year of race sponsorship for Inverurie-based architects McWilliam Lippe.

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 17 years of age or older on race day to take part in the McWilliam Lippe Architects Half Marathon.

Run for Charity

Our official charity partners have guaranteed places in the McWilliam Lippe Architects Half Marathon.

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.


All runners: £25 + booking fee.

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


Race Day Timings

1005 McWilliam Lippe Architects Half Marathon Call-up

1015 McWilliam Lippe Architects Half Marathon Race

1245 McWilliam Lippe Architects Half Marathon Prize-giving in the Event Village


Visit the prizes page for a full list of prizes.

Mile Markers & Water Stops

There will be ascending mile markers 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, finish and at approximately 4 miles (Bernhervie), 6.5 miles (before Chapel of Garioch) and 10.5 miles (Dubston) into the course.

Time Limit

Please note the McWilliam Lippe Architects Half Marathon course may not be supported after three hours.

The Route

The Half Marathon will share the same route as the Dandara 10K until the turn-off at Polinar Dam. At that point, Half Marathon runners will take a left towards Burnhervie. They will then proceed to Chapel of Garioch, enjoying spectacular views of Bennachie along the way. A short downhill section then follows, before the now infamous climb at Dubston. After Dubston, runners will continue down Blackhall Road until taking a left at John Sorrie Drive. They will follow John Sorrie Drive all the way around - via a short detour on Cairn Wynd –until they return to Blackhall Road, take a left at the roundabout and return directly to the Garioch Sports Centre via the underpass and Burghmuir Drive.


Half Marathon Map

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