A record number of Aberdeen school children have taken part in a series of active, healthy runs.
Sport Aberdeen’s Fun Run Series had more than 800 participants this year, coming from 47 schools across the city.
The four-week programme is aimed at increasing participation in sport and physical activity and included some pupils from secondary schools and additional support needs schools.
More than 700 pupils completed three or more races, earning themselves a medal for committed participation.
The series culminated in a Champion of Champions event at Harlaw playing fields last week – pitting the fastest primary four-seven pupils against each other.
During the last four weeks, the youngsters have run a total of more than 1,500 miles collectively, which is the equivalent of travelling from Aberdeen to Moscow as the crow flies.
Sport Aberdeen’s Graeme Dale said: “This year, we have had fantastic representation of schools from across the whole city, with record numbers of pupils participating in the programme. To have 47 schools involved, including some Academy and Orchard Brae pupils, is an incredible achievement.
“It’s great to see so many pupils showing a passion for running and the series would not be possible without the constant support of the Active Schools Coordinators and all the volunteers who help bring the annual event to life.
“The Champion of Champions event was a brilliant end to the very successful 2019 programme and has everyone excited for another active year ahead.
“The series really highlights the local talent here in Aberdeen and through encouraging and supporting each and every one of our young runners, we can look to foster the next generation of local sporting stars and encourage more and more children to get active through fun events such as this.”