A record number of runners pounded the streets around Aberdeen beach on Sunday at an annual event to raise thousands for charity.
Organisers of the 28th Baker Hughes 10K said it was the biggest yet with 5,500 competitors taking part in the main event.
A further 140 children participated in the 2K event and 300 signed up for the family fun run.
Sport Aberdeen events and projects officer Graham Morrison was also delighted to see runners and their families taking time to enjoy the entertainment on offer at the event’s first-ever charity village.
He said: “There’s a lot more going on and people have been coming down with their families and enjoying the day.
“In previous years, people did the run and just left but last year we started introducing entertainment and that has increased this year.
“We have had bouncy castles, a climbing wall, face painters for the kids, and a healthy breakfast van and massages.”
Making the most of the fun were 36-year-old Cara McGuigan, and sons Connor, eight, and four-year-old Joseph, who made their way to the charity village after waving off dad James, 38, at the starting line.
Mrs McGuigan said: “It’s has been great for occupying the children while we waited. They’ve had a really fun morning.
“We watched everyone setting off and cheered them on and then came and had a go on the bouncy castle and spoke to some of the people at the charity tents.
“It’s been great and the time has passed really quickly.”
Participants were able to run in aid of any good cause but the event has ten official charities – Aberdeen Cyrenians, CLIC Sargent, Macmillan and Children 1st, Inspire, Friends of Anchor, Befriend a Child, Alzheimer Scotland, Cash for Kids and Clan Cancer Support.
More than 200 runners took part in support of Clan, raising more than £10,000.
Fundraising manager Susan Crighton said: “It was great to see so many Clan t-shirts among those completing the route. The funds raised will go towards Clan’s provision of free support services to anyone affected by cancer.”
Runner Laura McGunnigle said it had been “absolutely amazing” to take part in the north-east’s largest road race.
The 24-year-old said: “It has been such a great day. As soon as you are running there are heaps of spectators and volunteers cheering you on. The atmosphere was just brilliant.”