Here's a few images of the event and the competitors registering on the Friday night in 2012. It's worth the bother of getting up early and seeing the mass exodus of runners, they go along the prom and then up the riverside to Cawdor.
There will be two starts for the different categories at 06.30 and from 7.30 onwards. More details here. Provost Laurie Fraser will be up early to perhaps, he usually does the honours at the starting line.