Housebuilder races ahead with running festival sponsorship

Graham Morrison (race director for Run Garioch), Claire Bathgate (head of sales at Dandara Aberdeen), and Christine Appel (volunteer PR for Run Garioch)

HOUSEBUILDER Dandara Aberdeen has announced its support for an Aberdeenshire sports centre by renewing its sponsorship of its annual 10K event.

The Dandara 10K will be held on Sunday, 15 May 2022 as part of Run Garioch, a fundraiser for Inverurie’s Garioch Sports Centre.

The annual festival of running will also include 5K and half-marathon distance events, three children’s runs, and a event village.

The 2022 Dandara 10K will mark a decade of the housebuilder’s support of Run Garioch and the local community. The company became the first sponsors of the festival’s 5K race when it was launched in 2013, before taking over sponsorship of the flagship 10K race the following year.

Nearly 3,000 runners participated in the last ‘real life’ edition of the festival in 2019.

Claire Bathgate, head of sales at Dandara Aberdeen, said, “It is fantastic to be able to support the esteemed Run Garioch and be the title sponsor of the Dandara 10K; exercise is so important for mental health and wellbeing – which has never been more important than in the last year. We are proud to provide support to the Garioch Sports Centre which is an integral part of the community, as well as support the excellent charities involved.”

Graham Morrison, race director for Run Garioch, added, “The support from sponsors like Dandara is crucial in keeping the race going each year. Its sponsorship will be hugely beneficial in helping us to put on the best event we can for the community. We are very grateful and are looking forward to working with Dandara this year.”