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DATE SET FOR SIMPLYHEALTH GREAT ABERDEEN RUN 2018 After a hugely successful inaugural event which saw over 7000 people pound the pavements of the Granite City, the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run will return in 2018. Thousands Take on the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run Thousands of runners and cheering spectators took over the streets of Aberdeen today, as the inaugural Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run was staged. INAUGURAL SIMPLYHEALTH GREAT ABERDEEN RUN ALMOST HERE The stage is being set for Aberdeen’s biggest running event, as the inaugural Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run makes its debut in the Granite City on Sunday 27th August. Lonach Highlander Takes On Aberdeen Run 10k George Reid, member of the Lonach Highland and Friendly Society, will take on a six mile march and four mile hill race before completing the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run Former Marathon Runner Returns To Home City Former Commonwealth Games marathon man Graham Laing, pictured, will run in his home city for the first time in 28 years. Sister Helping Brother Fundraise In Aberdeen Angus mum-of-two Michelle Hatton, 32, hopes to make a small but important contribution towards her brother Raymond Longmuir’s aim of raising more than £150,000 for brain cancer research. 67-Year-Old To Run After Cancer Recovery Julia Thornton took up running in her mid-60’s after recovering from breast cancer and hopes to inspire others to follow her example by taking part in the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run on Sunday 27th August. Gorillas On The Run In Aberdeen Runners in the small Aberdeenshire town of Aboyne shouldn’t get too concerned if they see a gorilla running around the streets over the next few weeks. Mum Running To Beat Post-Natal Depression A North-East mum who began running little more than 18 months ago to help overcome post-natal depression has never looked back and is excited about taking part in the inaugural Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run on 27th August. American Couple In Aberdeen For First Overseas Run Americans Steve and Debbie Taylor are excited about taking part in the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run which they have chosen for their first overseas race.