A football star who played for Scotland, Leicester City and Everton will swap his football boots for running shoes when he competes in the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run on August 27.
A north-east cancer charity is urging people to sign up for the last remaining spots of the inaugural Great Aberdeen Run.
A Moray man will tackle a half marathon to raise awareness of the rare condition that his baby son has been diagnosed with.
An Aberdeen woman is donning her running shoes for charity after being inspired by her blind and deaf colleagues to participate in her first 10K event.
Runners lined up yesterday to sharing their remarkable reasons for taking part in the inaugural Great Aberdeen Run.
The starting gun has been fired on a major new north-east sporting event which will provide a huge economic boost to the region and attract top athletes from around the world.
The run is expected to attract thousands of visitors from all over the UK to Aberdeen.
The Great Run scheme has attracted some of the biggest names in athletics to its events, including Mo Farah and Paula Radcliffe.
The cost of staging the event in Aberdeen has been estimated to be around £150,000.
The benefits the Great Aberdeen Run will bring to the north-east will not just be economic - the event is expected to inspire people to live healthier, more active lives.
A high-profile sporting event, taking place this weekend in the north-east of England, could soon be replicated in the north-east of Scotland.