Dandara 5K 2016

Information and registration

3 September 2016

The Friends of Hazlehead has a primary goal of improving the facilities and experience of Hazlehead Park. The committee, a group of people who are passionate about the park, runs the organisation and guide the activities of the Friends, with input from the community. The Hazlehead area with the park at the centre forms a large green space on the edge of the city, with the approaches reaching far into the surrounding suburban area. This green area provides an attractive area for walking, jogging, cycling, as well as providing a natural connection for the community to the local countryside.

There are plans for extensive developments on all sides of the area and once complete will result in the park being ‘in’ the city. The whole area is collectively used by members of the local community and the wider Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire communities, for a number of reasons ranging from walking, informal and formal sport, active play, relaxing, wildlife watching, commercial events and more. The objective of Friends of Hazlehead is the advancement of environmental improvement in the area and protection and the provision of recreational facilities and activities for the public benefit. The committee also ensure that the activities of the Friends comply with the requirements to continue as a charity.

Event Information

Location: Hazlehead Park, Hazelhead Avenue, Aberdeen AB15 8BJ

Registration: From 8.30am at the registration tent in the Dandara 5k Race Village. Please remember to bring your proof of registration either a printed copy or on your mobile phone. We also recommend bringing a change of clothing, appropriate footwear, a towel, water and a healthy snack to keep you fuelled for your run.

Corporate Team Challange: The organisers have decided to introduce a Corporate Team Challenge to this year's event, where those entrants who enter as a team (it's the team name that counts, you don't all have to enter at the same time) will have the top 3 runners in their team's times added together to provide a total time and the team with the fastest overall time will be awarded the Corporate Team Challenge prize.

Please note that a Team is NOT the same as a Club! A team is an arbitrary collection of people who may work for the same company, or be a group of friends or have some other association. Yes, they may all be members of the same Club but for the purposes of the team prize it's the team name that's the glue that connects them and not the club name.


All event entries are subject to a service charge which is shown in the table on the right and this will be added to your invoice.

  • 5k entry - £15
  • Children’s race entry - £5
  • Team entry - £15/ entrant

Please note that a small charge will be applied at the checkout to cover the cost of processing your debit or credit card.

Race Times:

  • 9:30am - 600 metre Fun Run (ages 4 - 7)
  • 9:50am - 1 km (ages 8 - 11)
  • 10:10am - 2km (ages 12 - 15)
  • 11:00am - 5km (Adult only - 16yrs +)

Presentation of prizes:

  • 10.30am children's events prizegiving
  • 12.00pm 5k prizegiving

The third Dandara 5k will take place at Hazlehead Park on Saturday 3rd September to raise funds for the Friends of Hazlehead. The route takes a scenic tour around the historic park and after completing the race you will receive a performance T-shirt.

Family Day

For those family and friends not participating in the races there will be a Dandara Events Village. There will be catering hubs, children’s activities and the Bon Accord Brass Band will play during the day. So join us on Saturday 3rd September to run in the beautiful surroundings of the park – your entry fee will help raise money for a great cause! There will also be a Superhero theme for the day so feel free to dress up appropriately. There may be some special prizes for the best dressed on the day!


Limited Parking and overflow parking will be available at Hazlehead Academy and designated Car Parks.


All welcome! The Events Village will have catering, activities, face paints and Bon Accord Brass Band will be joining us also.

 Event information
03 September 2016
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Registration is closed
5 km
Starts at 09:15
2000 metres
Starts at 09:15
1000 metres
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600 metres
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Dandara 5K 2016

  • Aberdeen
  • Scotland

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