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Dons legend Russell Anderson to swap football boots for running shoes

Dons legend Russell Anderson to swap football boots for running shoes

Dons legend, Russell Anderson, might have hung up his football boots.

But the former Scotland and Aberdeen star will swap them for running shoes when he takes part in the Friends of Hazlehead Park 5k event later this month.

As the man who led Aberdeen to Scottish League Cup glory in 2014, Anderson has become one of the most popular Pittodrie personalities.

Whilst running the adult race he'll also be raising cash for the Aberdeen FC Community Trust.

The event is being held on Saturday, October 31, from 8.30am to 12.30pm and also features children's races and an events village.

People are being encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes with prizes for the best sporty spooks.

  (Aberdeen City Council)
via STV via STV

Anderson is relishing the opportunity to join the throng.

He said: "While I know that many local charities will benefit from those participating, I'm raising funds for the Aberdeen FC Community Trust.

"And specifically for the hugely worthwhile disability programme that the Trust delivers throughout the region.

"Hazlehead Park includes some wonderful views.

"So I'm really looking forward to what should be an excellent family occasion."

  (Lizzie (Geograph))
via STV via STV

The runs take scenic tours around the historic park, which has Royal connections through Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots and the Queen Mother Rose Garden.

All participants will receive a performance T-shirt before the race and a medal upon completion.

Further information is available here.

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