Six years ago, we introduced a 5k race to encourage those who had never run before to take part in Run Garioch.
Now, in the second year of the event's sponsorship by EBLAST of Kintore, our 5k remains an ideal first event for those new to running as well as a great confidence builder for a future 10K.
As in 2016, the EBLAST 5k will again accept entries from wheelchair athletes. We've also tweaked last year's route a bit to make it safer for runners, and easier for local residents and motorists.
Runners must be 13 years of age or older on race day to take part in the EBLAST 5K.
This event is now SOLD OUT.
However, our charity partners do have a limited number of guaranteed entry places for this event. Please contact them directly for more information:
CLAN - firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie House - email@example.com
Inspire - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cash For Kids - Nina.Holmes@northsound.co.uk
AFC Community Trust - email@example.com
Aberlour Trust - Lydia.Fyall@aberlour.org.uk
Befriend A Child (Katie) - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
Participants wishing to take part in the wheelchair event should choose 'EBLAST Wheelchair 5k' when they register.
Please note the wheelchair event is subject to cancellation based on road and weather conditions on the day. It is also subject to a minimum number of participants.
All runners and wheelchair athletes: £14 + £1.50 service charge
RACE LIMIT: 500 (SOLD OUT)
EBLAST 5k Wheelchair race 9.25am
EBLAST 5k Race 9.30am
EBLAST 5k Prizegiving 11.00am
Visit the prizes page for a full list of prizes, including the Team and Local Runner prizes.
There will be ascending kilometre marks on the course. There are no water stops in the EBLAST 5k.
Based on feedback from runners, marshals and local residents, the route of the EBLAST 5k has been tweaked for 2017.
Runners will start on Burghmuir Drive, take a right at Morrisons and carry on through the underpass under the A96. They will then continue along Blackhall Road to the first roundabout and turn right up John Sorrie Drive. At the Junction with John Sorrie Drive and Cairn Wynd they will turn right into Cairn Wynd and continue round Cairn Wynd until it meets John Sorrie Drive a again and then turn right continuing on John Sorrie Drive all the way down to the second roundabout.
At this roundabout they will go straight across and up Corsemanhill Drive (a new road which will be opened for the event) continuing all the way round to the roundabout at the A96 where they will turn left up Blackhall Road past the front of Andersons (on a lane closed for the race).
Runners will then turn left up Highclere Way, turn at the marshal point (just past the entrance to Andersons) and go back down. They will then cross Blackhall Road and John Sorrie Drive at the marshalled crossings and return down Blackhall Road returning to Burghmuir Drive via the underpass. The EBLAST 5k will finish under the gantry on Burghmuir Drive.