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Strap on your kilt and be a record breaker at Great Aberdeen Run

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Competitors in the inaugural Great Aberdeen Run are being offered the chance to enter the history books – by wearing a kilt as they push themselves to the limit.

Visit Aberdeenshire is calling on runners to don a kilt for the half marathon event, on August 27, and set a new world record.

The Guinness Book of Records does not currently have a record set for this challenge.

However, the judges have stipulated that to be considered as a genuine new  record, the time must be less then 90 minutes.

The route, which is slightly more than 13 miles, starts and finishes on Union Street and will provide a shimmering granite backdrop to the race, with runners taken by Marischal College and Old Aberdeen.

Chris Foy, chief executive of Visit Aberdeenshire said: “The launch of the inaugural Simply Health Great Aberdeen Run has captured the attention of people locally and nationally alike, and it is a very exciting time for the region as it prepares to welcome thousands of visitors.  We’re always looking for new and interesting ways to promote the region, and it doesn’t get any more exciting than a world record attempt.

“Aberdeen is a vibrant and lively place during the summer, with plenty of outdoor activities to keep the family entertained, and I hope visitors get the opportunity to explore the local area during their stay.

“The Simply Health Great Aberdeen Run is a fantastic addition to the busy North-east events calendar, and I’m looking forward to seeing if we can set a new world record later this month.”

Anyone who believes they can complete the race in the specified time and would like to participate should register at www.visitabdn.com/gar

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