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The P&J launches first ever Running Festival

14 April @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The P&J launches first ever Run Fest

The Press and Journal is launching a major new event bringing runners together from the north and north-east to raise money for its 275 Community Fund.

Staged in association with Balmoral Group, The P&J Run Fest 2024 will take place on Sunday April 14 at P&J Live, Aberdeen. It will be the only event of its kind to be held in the city this year and you can sign up today.

Participants of all fitness levels can sign up to run either a 10K or 5k route with both routes will start and finish on P&J Live’s concourse.

Families – including parents with babies in prams and buggies ­­­­– and enthusiastic young runners under the age of 12 will be able to participate in a 1K junior fun run.

The P&J 275 Community Fund was set up by The Press and Journal as part of its 275th anniversary celebrations and supports the charities transforming our communities across the north and north-east.

Five charities are being support by the 275 Community Fund throughout 2024: Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, Friends of Anchor, Munlochy Animal Aid, Save Bon Accord Baths – a project by Bon Accord Heritage and SurfABLE Scotland – a project by Friendly Access. You can find more about the charities here.

Craig Walker, editor of The Press and Journal, said: “We’re really looking forward to The P&J Run Fest. Aberdeen has missed out not having a major 10k since the days of the Baker Hughes at the beach and The Great Aberdeen Run and we hope many people get behind us and take part.

“There are a number of great running events, such as Run Garioch and Run Balmoral, and we hope this event complements those.

Our aim is to put on something that will appeal to competitive runners as well as those who see it as a bit of fun or a target as part of their aim to improve their fitness. With the children’s run there’s also something for all the family.

If getting fit and having fun wasn’t enough, it is also part of The P&J 275 Community Fund, with money raised going to our five very deserving charity partners.

We would like to thank the Balmoral Group for generously sponsoring The P&J Run Fest.”

You can sign up to The P&J Run Fest here.


14 April
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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P&J Live
32 Collingwood Street
Aberdeen, DD5 2UE Aberdeen
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