Celebrate Aberdeen has always been full to bursting with – ahem – good sports. In 2017 the sporting-related elements have reached an entirely new level. Are you fit for the challenge? Let’s get physical…

Give us a weekend, we’ll give you a mile

The wonderful people at Sport Aberdeen are once again working their twin-skin socks off to bring us not one, not two, but three Union Street Mile races. This years’ races are for P6-P7, S1-S4 and senior age categories. Entries open this month and the places tend to be snapped up super-fast! The trio of races take place from 10.30-11am on Saturday, 26 August, with prize-giving immediately afterwards. What better way to energise Aberdeen’s main thoroughfare in advance of the third sector parade?

Sport on show

Talking of the parade, we’re proud as punch to welcome a series of local sporting clubs who are joining us on our walk down Union Street, from Holburn Street to the Castlegate, for the first time in 2017. Aberdeen Snowsports, Oilcats Football and the Granite City Guerillas are just three of the sporting-related organisations who will be part of our colourful throng on the Saturday morning. (We may have to stop some of these fit folk from breaking into a jog….)

Putting the ‘great’ into Aberdeen

Speaking of joggers, they’ll be out in force during the Sunday of the Celebrate Aberdeen weekend when the Simplyhealth Great Run comes to the Granite City for its inaugural series. Those who are up for a challenge can choose between the 10K and half marathon distances. Keen to make it a family affair? A mile-long run for 3-15 year olds is being held on the Sunday too. We’re delighted to share the Celebrate Aberdeen weekend with the first Great Aberdeen Run events – it’s sure to be a fabulous two days for runners, residents and visitors alike.

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