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5K Near Banchory with Free Children's Fun Run - 7 February 2012

The beautiful setting of Knockburn Loch near Strachan, Banchory, with its variety of terrain is the venue for a 5K and children's fun run to be held on Sunday 11 March.

This event is run by Aberdeenshire Council in association with RunBalmoral and is designed to be a lead up event to RunBalmoral which is 7 weeks later.  The 5K is for all those aged over 14 and costs £8.  
The children's fun run is approx 1k around the Loch and is free with entries being taken on the day (adults can accompany their children).  To enter the 5K please go  to
The fun run starts at 10:30am with the 5k at 11am.  Any queries to
There are ample Parking and Changing facilities at the loch. Directions from Aberdeen and Stonehaven area are to drive to Crathes and follow the signs for Knockburn Loch. From the Inverurie area drive to Banchory then follow the signs for Strachan, once you get to Strachan turn Left and take the Cairn O' Mount road after about 200m turn left again and follow this road for about 2miles until you reach Knockburn Loch which is on your right hand side.

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