Sunday 25 August 2019.
Great Aberdeen Run - Resident FAQ's
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On Sunday 25 August 2019, The Simplyheath Great Aberdeen family run starts at 09:00am and the 10km and half marathon run starts at 10:30am.
All races will start and finish on Union Street in the heart of Aberdeen’s city centre.
You can view the full runners route below;
|Street Name||From - To||Closure Time||Re-opening Time|
|Albyn Place||from Carden Place to Union Street||06:30||15:30|
|Accommodation Road||From Esplanade to Park Road||06:30||14:45|
|Balgownie Road||from Ellon Road to Scotstown Road||06:30||14:00|
|Beach Access Road||from Esplanade to Park Road||06:30||14:45|
|Brig o’ Balgownie||from Cottown of Balgownie to Don Street||06:30||14:00|
|Carden Place||to Albyn Place via Queens Cross roundabout||06:30||15:30|
|Cottown of Balgownie||from Balgwonie Road to Brig o’ Balgownie||06:30||14:00|
|Don Street||from Brig o’ Balgownie to St Machar Drive||06:30||14:00|
|Ellon Road (North & South bound)||from King Street to Parkway Roundabout||06:30||14:00|
|Elphinstone Road||from St Machar Drive to Meston Walk||06:30||14:00|
|Esplanade||from York Street to Ellon Road||06:30||12:15 / 14:45|
|Gallowgate||from Gallowgate Roundabout to Upper Kirkgate||06:30||15:30|
|Golf Road||from Park Road to Pittrodie Street||06:30||14:00|
|Harrow Road||from King Street to Don Street||06:30||14:00|
|High Street||from Meston Walk to St Machar Drive||06:30||14:00|
|King Street Road||from St Machar Drive to Ellon||06:30||14:00|
|Marischal Street||from King Street to Regent Quay||06:30||12:15|
|Meston Walk||from Elphinstone Road to High Street||06:30||14:00|
|Mounthooly Way||from Seaforth Road to Gallowgate (Underpass)||06:30||14:45|
|Park Road||from Golf Road to Seaforth Road||06:30||14:45|
|Prince Arthur Street||From Carden Place to Albyn Place||06:30||15:30|
|Regent Quay||from Trinity Quay to Waterloo Quay||06:30||12:15|
|Rosemount Viaduct||to Skene Street||06:30||15:30|
|Schoolhill||to Rosemount Viaduct||06:30||15:30|
|Seaforth Road||from Park Road to Mounthooly Way||06:30||14:45|
|Seaton Park||From Don Street to the Chanonry||06:30||14:00|
|Skene Street||to Carden Place||06:30||15:30|
|St Machar Drive||from School Road to Bedford Road (roundabout)||06:30||14:00|
|Underpass below Mounthooly Roundabout||06:30||14:45|
|Union Street||from Queen’s Cross Roundabout to King Street||04:30||18:00|
|Upper Kirkgate||from Gallowgate to Schoolhill||06:30||15:30|
|Waterloo Quay||from Regent Quay to York Place||06:30||12:15|
|York Place||from Waterloo Quay to York Street||06:30||12:15|
||from York Place to Esplanade||06:30||12:15|
*Streets which only access road is detailed above will also be landlocked during the above times.
Yes, Aberdeen City Council will be cleansing the streets within the route before any road re-opening can take place and event site after the event has taken place.
The PA systems will be located along Union Street at both the start and finish locations as well as within Union Terrace Gardens Broad Street. There will also be a number of small PA units on the route of the race.
The start/finish PA system will begin at 8am.
The small PA systems on the course will begin at 9am (10k) and 10:30am (northern half marathon section).
Yes, the route will include a number of different bands, charity cheering points, musical entertainment and of course, plenty of supporters along the route.
Local access will be maintained across the course until 8.30am.
Yes, all blue light services are permitted to travel through any road closure on the race course.
Please do not park your vehicle on the route as this could be uplifted by a vehicle uplift company. Please park on a street off the course to prevent this from happening to your vehicle.
The following car parks are open on Sunday 25 August
• Frederick Street Multi-storey
• Denburn Multi-storey
• West North Street – accessible from West North Street only
• Virginia Street
• Bon Accord Square
• NCP Aberdeen Shiprow
• Bon Accord Loch Street
• Mall Trinity
• College Street
• Union Square
The following car parks are closed on Sunday 25 August
• Marischal College Multi-storey
• Harriet Street
• Chapel Street*
• Summer Street*
• Golden Square*
• Donmouth Road*
*Inaccessible from 6.30am until 3.30pm
For full map please see:
See road closure map below, please note that Mounthooly and Queens Cross roundabouts are open and can be used to get around the city.
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