Dandara 10K

The 'Garioch 10k' is where it all started for Run Garioch, 11 long 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.

Event Entries 

This event is now SOLD OUT. 

However, our charity partners have a limited number of guaranteed entry places. Please contact them directly for more information:

CLAN - fundraising@clanhouse.org

Charlie House - lynn@charliehouse.org.uk

Inspire - andrew.reid@inspiremail.org.uk

Cash For Kids - Nina.Holmes@northsound.co.uk

AFC Community Trust - debra.christie@afccommunitytrust.org

Aberlour Trust - Lydia.Fyall@aberlour.org.uk

Befriend A Child (Katie) - k.watters@befriendachild.org.uk

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.

In the unlikely event that you encounter problems with your online entry, or have any queries, please contact Results Base at online@resultsbase.net. 

2017 Team Challenges

We've changed how the 10k team prizes work slightly for 2017.

There'll now be two trophies up for grabs in the Dandara 10k: one for the 'Fastest Running Club' and another for the 'Fastest AB51 Business'.

All four runners must be registered together, as a team, at the same time, by one of the four members, through either of the 'Team Entry' options in our online entry system.

To be eligible for the first competition, all four runners must be members of the same UKA/SA or jogscotland club.

To be eligible for the second competition, all four runners must be members of the same AB51 business. The local business name and address must be provided when asked.

Only the fastest three finishing times will count in the calculation of the team times.

Teams can be single sexed or mixed. There can be more than one team from any given business or club, but please distinguish them from each other at registration: Garioch Roadrunners A, Garioch Roadrunners B, Dandara 1, Dandara 2, EBLAST black, EBLAST orange and so on.

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: £18.50 + £1.50 service charge

RACE LIMIT: 1300 (of which 140 are reserved for official charity partners)

Race Day Timings

Dandara 10k Race             10.45am

Dandara 10k Prize Giving  12.30pm  


Visit the prizes page for a full list of prizes, including the Team and Local Runner 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 small bottles supplied by Fisher Offshore of Oldmeldrum.

The Route

The 2017 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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