Race Day Information

You'll find all the information you need about race day below.

Any major updates will be posted here as well as on our Facebook page.

For more detailed information about a particular event, click on the corresponding square below.

Sunday 26th March 2017

Entries Closed
e-Blast Dandara RIM CP&Co

Race Packs


Your race pack, including your event t-shirt, will be posted to you at the address you provided when you entered online.

Your bib will incorporate your timing chip and luggage tag, should you wish to check any baggage.

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.

Timetable of Events

    Start Prizegiving
EBLAST Wheeelchair 5km 0925 1100
EBLAST 5K 5km 0930 1100
Dandara 10K 10km 1045 1230
RIM Half Marathon 13.1 miles 1030 1230
CP&Co. Junior Run Cat. 1 (Ages 4, 5, 6) 600m 1330 1500
CP&Co. Junior Run Cat. 2 BOYS (Ages 7, 8, 9)

CP&Co. Junior Run Cat. 2 GIRLS (Ages 7, 8, 9)
1000m 1350

CP&Co. Junior Run Cat. 3 (Ages 10, 11, 12) 2000m 1420 1500

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.

For Sat Navs, use AB51 4GY to take you to the Garioch Sports Centre.

Parking and Road Closures

It will not be possible to park at the Garioch Sports Centre on Race Day. We encourage everyone to walk to the GSC if possible, as part of a good warm-up for the event.

If you need to drive, parking will be available at the Aberdeenshire Council HQ on Blackhall Road as well as at Strathburn School. Other car parks are available throughout the town.

There will be COMPLETE road closures on:

·      Burghmuir Drive from the Strathburn Hotel to the junction with Blackhall Road (0600–1500)

·      C116c Burnhervie to Polinar Dam and from Burghmuir Drive around Polinar Dam to Inverurie Hospital (1000–12noon)

·      Blackhall Road from the Morrisons roundabout to the junction with Nether Davah Way (1030–1100)

There will also be LANE CLOSURES as follows:

·      Left lane of Blackhall Road between the A96 roundabout and the Morrisons/Burghmuir Drive roundabout (0930–1330)

·      Left lane of Blackhall Road (where there is no pavement) between the A96 roundabout the roundabout at the junction with John Sorrie Drive (0930–12noon)

There will also be ROLLING road closures in place on:

·      Nether Davah Way/Upperboat Road (1030–1100)

·      Highclere Way and the roundabout at the junction with Blackhall Road (0930–1100)

·      Blackhall Road, 30 metres either side of the new roundabout at the junction of John Sorrie Drive and Corsemanhill Drive (0930–1330)

Lost Property and Information

Enquiries regarding lost property and other general queries will be handled at Race HQ.

A limited number of event t-shirts will also be available for exchange on a first -come, first-served basis.


We will be operating a secure baggage-storage facility in the Event Village.

The cost will be a donation to charity.

Please use the luggage tag on your race number to check your baggage.

Toilets and Changing Rooms

Toilets will be located in the Event Village as well as by the GSC changing rooms. There will also be male and female changing areas in the Event Village in the lower carpark.

There will be no access for runners to the toilets in the Reception or Gym areas of the GSC.

Event Village

This year's Event Village in the lower car park, sponsored by AGC Contracts Ltd., will be bigger and better than ever. There'll be plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy, and they'll all be FREE! The event village opens at 0830.

Event Catering

Davidsons Butchers of Inverurie will be sparking up the traditional race-day BBQ this year, with all profits to be returned to the Garioch Sports Trust. Fly Cup Catering of Inverurie will also be joining us to sell tea, coffee, soup, sandwiches and oodles of treats for Mum on her special day. Catering will open at 0830. 

The Start

All races will start on Burghmuir Drive, outside the Garioch Sports Centre.

Course Marshals

Volunteers from a variety of 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 2017, please consider becoming a marshal. Drop us a line at info@rungarioch.co.uk.

The Finish

This year, all races will finish under the gantry on Burghmuir Drive.

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 www.resultsbase.net after the event.

Medical Support

First aiders from North East Services and Training will be available opposite the finish line and able to respond to any incidents during the event.

The First Aid room in the Garoch Sports Centre will be Changing Room 7.

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.


The team from Physiotherapy @ RGU:Wellness will be providing physiotherapy support and post-race sports massage for participants. Massages will be provided by registered physiotherapists and supervised physiotherapy students who have received massage training. 

RGU: Wellness will also offer an runners who book physiotherapy or a massage sessions with them in the first two weeks (27 March – 7 April 2017) following the event will benefit from a 10% discount!



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.

Here are a few of the best times and places to watch the action, but please bear in mind any road closures that may affect your travel:


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 Facebook by 9.00am on Race Day.


Images from Run Garioch 2016 are available on www.pauldouglaspictures.com after the event.

Details for 2017 will be confirmed shortly.