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Thousands turn out for 2014 MoonWalk in Edinburgh

Thousands of people turned out for the annual MoonWalk on the streets of Edinburgh. Picture: Neil Hanna

Thousands of people turned out for the annual MoonWalk on the streets of Edinburgh. Picture: Neil Hanna


THOUSANDS of women took to the streets of Edinburgh on Saturday night to take part in the annual MoonWalk.

The charity has raised close to £16 million in Scotland, and £95 million in total, since its formation in 1998.

The walk itself - which has a number of different events including the Over the Moon challenge (52.4 miles); the Full Moon (26.2 miles - marathon length); the Half Moon (half-marathon length at 13.1 miles) and the New Moon challenge which is 6.55 miles.

A number of iconic buildings in the capital were lit up with pink lighting to demonstrate support for both the event and the charity.

Starting and ending at Inverleith Park, organisers Walk the Walk asked participants to dress up as their favourite superheroes, in accordance with this year’s theme.

Since being set up in 2006, the MoonWalk has aimed to raise awareness and money to help improve the lives of those in Scotland with cancer.

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