A special touch of jogscotland magic is going to descend on the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen 10K on 26 August, with our first ever jogscotland start pen at the event.
We’ve already had fantastic dedicated start areas at other Great Run events, including the Great Scottish Run 10k, Great Edinburgh Run, and Great Winter Run (pictured above).
But this is the first time the initiative will take place in Aberdeen, and with so many thriving jogscotland groups in the northeast, we can’t wait to see everyone there!
The jogscotland area will be at the front of the blue wave (not the pink as mentioned in Stride – there is no pink wave!), and all are welcome. We’ll gather together before the race, pose for photos, enjoy spotting all the different T-shirts from other groups and have the chance to blether and warm up together before the start.
Then there’ll be a shout-out for jogscotland runners from the event announcers, and we’ll move forward to toe the line at the very front of the pink wave. It’s a brilliant way to start the race and adds a really special touch to the day. But don’t worry if you’d rather run in your allocated start wave – you’ll have the choice of both!
Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Event Director Eric Wilkins said: “We are delighted that we can provide a dedicated jogscotland starting pen at this year’s Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run.
“There are so many vibrant jogscotland groups in the north east and we already have almost 200 members signed up to the 10K. We hope that even more will join us for a great day of running in this lively city.
“We are sure that visiting jogscotland members from all across the country will receive a fantastic welcome when they line-up with the locals for what promises to be an exciting occasion.”