Inverurie 10K races ahead thanks to Dandara sponsorship

Inverurie 10K races ahead thanks to Dandara sponsorship

Dandara Aberdeen is to continue its support of an Aberdeenshire sports and community centre by renewing its sponsorship of its annual 10K road race.

The Dandara 10K will be held on Sunday, 24th May 2024 as part of Run Garioch, a major fundraiser for Inverurie’s Garioch Sports Centre.

The annual festival of running will also include 5K and Half-Marathon distance events, three children’s runs and a bustling event village.

The company became the first sponsor of the festival’s 5K race when it was launched in 2013, taking over sponsorship of its flagship 10K race when it became available in 2014.

Starting and finishing at the Garioch Sports Centre, the festival – which began life as the ‘Garioch 10K’ – has been part of Inverurie’s community calendar since 2006. Last year’s event was a big hit with more than 2,000 runners taking part and thousands of pounds raised for local charities, including Clan Cancer Support and Inspire, which empowers people with learning disabilities and additional support needs.

Inverurie 10K races ahead thanks to Dandara sponsorship

Claire Bathgate of Dandara with one of the bamboo winners’ medals from 2023’s Dandara 10K

Entries are set to go live for the 2024 festival in early September, with information now available from People who are interested in volunteering on the day should contact

Claire Bathgate, head of sales at Dandara Aberdeen, said: “It was really inspiring to see so many runners of all ages and abilities taking part last year and it is great to once again be able to support this landmark community event. Last year’s event was the greenest yet with bamboo medals and all route and race generated waste being recycled, which aligns with Dandara’s ambitions and commitment to building a sustainable future.”

Graham Morrison, race director for Run Garioch, added: “We know that we are in the middle of a cost of living crisis and that money is tight for many people and businesses in our local area. We are so grateful to have the continued support of Dandara and our other sponsors again this year, as this event would simply not be possible without them.”

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