The Run Garioch Half Marathon first took place in 2011. There is also the option of a 10k or 5k and a junior race for 4 to 12 year olds which will keep the little 'uns busy at least for a short time!
The Accord Energy Half Marathon shares the same route as the 10K until the turn-off at Polinar Dam. At that point, half marathon runners will take a left towards Burnhervie. They will then proceed to Chapel of Garioch, enjoying spectacular views of Bennachie along the way. A short downhill section then follows, before the now infamous climb at Dubstone. After Dubstone, runners will continue down Blackhall Road until taking a left at John Sorrie Drive. They will follow John Sorrie Drive all the way around until they return to Blackhall Road, take a left at the roundabout and return directly to the Garioch Sports Centre via the underpass and Burghmuir Drive.