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Organiser's Description


Join us for our exciting and fun 'UNPLUGGED 5K' at Aberdeen Beach Prom on Tuesday 9th April.

This is a 5k run with a difference. 

Firstly, you will be asked to run without a watch,phone or any other timing device!! So, you will be totally unplugged from technology - you'll have to judge your pace by feel, with no digital assistance!
Let's see how good you are at doing this!

Secondly, it will be held on a handicap basis - so everyone has an equal chance of being first home. Let's explain how this works: you will be asked to submit a predicted time for completing the course. If your predicted time is, for example, 27 minutes, you will start 2mins ahead of any runner who has a predicted time of 25 minutes. You would also start 5 minutes ahead of any runner with a predicted time of 22 minutes. Technically, everyone should finish together.


If you do want to record your performance, you can wear a watch, but you must put tape over the watch face so you can't see it during the run. We will try to record everyone's times in any case.

There are no prizes but it will be interesting to see who gets closest to his/her predicted time without the benefit of a watch.

We will use the beach promenade 5k parkrun route. Link below:

It'll be a fun evening, but it will challenge you to be the best you can be.

This session is geared for ALL RUNNERS, regardless of pace. 

We are a friendly group and always keen to help newcomers - so come along  - and bring a friend.

Coaching, encouragement and good advice will be on hand throughout.

Please arrive ready to start at 6pm. The whole session,including warm-ups/cool down and exercises, lasts one hour.

TUESDAY 9th April 6pm to 7pm

Location: Meet at the Aberdeen parkrun start at the north end of the beach promenade, just a few hundred metres east of the Bridge of Don. Plenty free parking.

Cost: £6 per person.

Please note

  • Please address any enquiries to the
  • Payment will be made via EntryCentral.
  • Please think carefully before signing up as there is a policy of no refunds except in circumstances where the event needs to be cancelled by the organisers.
  • We may take photos/videos of the session for use on our social media platforms. If you have any concerns about this, please let us know in advance.
  • All participants acknowledge that a training session is physically strenuous. As such they must be medically fit to participate and take full responsibility for their own personal health and fitness. Participants are strongly advised to consult a doctor before undertaking any strenuous exercise or training programme.


09 Apr 2024 16:00£6.00

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 09/04/2024

18:00:00 - 19:00:00

Status: Closed

Total Places: 40

Places Available: ??



Fraser Clyne

Aberdeen beach prom, parkrun start area, 200m east of the Bridge of Don