The run is expected to attract thousands of visitors from all over the UK to Aberdeen.
Great Aberdeen Run
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.