The Great Run scheme has attracted some of the biggest names in athletics to its events, including Mo Farah and Paula Radcliffe.
And the Great Aberdeen Run will be no different, after receiving the backing of Inverurie swimming champion Hannah Miley.
The world short-course champion and former Commonwealth Games gold medallist said she hopes the event will make a splash for the promotion of sport and fitness in the north-east.
Ms Miley, 27, said: “I hear about the Great Runs in Newcastle, Glasgow and Stirling, but Aberdeen always seems to get forgotten about – but there’s more to Scotland than just the central belt.
“So it’s great that this will give people the opportunity to come to Aberdeen and explore a city they might never have wanted to visit before.”
She hopes that participants in the Great Aberdeen Run will be able to enjoy the wide variety of sporting opportunities available across the region during their visit.
And Ms Miley added: “We’ve got the Aberdeen Sports Village, which has facilities for outdoor and indoor athletics, basketball, football, a gym, squash courts, table tennis, a ten-lane pool, diving facilities – it’s one of the top sports facilities in Britain, and definitely in Scotland.
“So, if people come up to Aberdeen for the Great Run and find out that we have these facilities, they might consider coming up here to study, work and live knowing that they can train and take part in all these activities and sports.
“Aberdeen is not just renowned for oil and gas anymore, it’s now also known as a great place for sport, so the run will definitely increase the potential that Aberdeen has to build on this reputation.”
Ms Miley stopped short of committing to joining in the run, but gave the project her full backing by saying: “I would love to take part, whether it’s taking part in the actual run or taking a role in the organisation of it.
“I do feel proud, as an Aberdonian who trains here and is based here, to be able to show off my city. This run will be amazing for the city and sport in the north-east.”