Three north-east charities have been chosen as the first official partners for an annual run and fun day to breathe new life into a treasured Aberdeen park.
The Dandara 5k and family fun day takes place in the city’s Hazlehead Park on Saturday, September 3.
The event, in support of the rejuvenation of the much-loved green space, is suitable for runners of all ages and abilities with some places still available in the 1k, 2k and 5k and 2k children’s races and a 600m fun run.
Organisers, Friends of Hazlehead and Sport Aberdeen, have appointed Aberdeen FC Community Trust, the ARCHIE Foundation and Charlie House as the official charities for the festival.
Friends of Hazlehead chairman, Donald Shaw, said: “The Dandara 5k and family fun day brings together hundreds of runners from the north-east, who each hold a particular charity close to their heart.
“The charities we have chosen to work in partnership with this year do a huge amount of work in the local area and we’re honoured to have them represented at the event and hope to welcome even more charities on board in the coming years.”
Dandara’s sales manager in Aberdeen, Peter Best, said: “We’re very pleased to be offering our support once again to this event.
“We’re looking forward to getting our superhero costumes on and joining runners of all ages and abilities for what will be a brilliant day out in aid of a number of great causes in the north-east.”
Runners have until September 1, 2016 to sign up for the race online, and they can also enrol on the day if they pay at the registration area.
The starting gun will go off for the first race at 9.30am and the event will continue into the afternoon with catering and entertainment.
The first male and female winners of the 5k will be awarded £100 with second and third place runners receiving trophies.
The top three male and female runners in the children’s 1k and 2k races and the first boy and girl to complete the fun run will receive trophies with additional prizes awarded for best costumes.