Aberdeen’s most famous street will be transformed into a race track for the popular 1-mile dash which will take place on Saturday, 26th August, as a forerunner to the annual Celebrate Aberdeen Parade.

Entries for the 2017 races, organised by registered charity Sport Aberdeen, were snapped up in a record time this year, with all spaces being filled in less than 24 hours.  

The race is divided into three categories: P6 – 7, S1 – 4 and the concluding seniors race. Entrants   must be able to complete the one mile sprint in under seven minutes for men, and under eight minutes for women and children alike.

Commenting, Sport Aberdeen’s Director of Business Development Jill Franks said:

“On behalf of the organisers I would like to thank Deeside Mineral Water for donating the water, that keeps our speedy racegoers hydrated, for the third year running. 

“We always receive a fantastic response from the public, with the race attracting large numbers of participants and hundreds more lining the streets to cheer on the sprinters. By running free community events, where people of all ages can take part in physical activity, we hope to inspire more people to get active within the Granite City.”

Martin Simpson, Managing Director of Deeside Mineral Water commented:

“As a local company, we are delighted to be supplying Deeside Mineral Water for the Union Street Mile and to be working with Sport Aberdeen. 

“The water has become famous for its healthy properties and faster hydration and it is great to be part of the initiative to encourage people to become more active.”