I always knew The Beatles were ahead of their time. Remember when they sang, "Ob la di, ob-la-da, life goes on, bra"? Well, they had foreseen The MoonWalk Scotland where you and all your friends can get together and help raise money and awareness for breast cancer while your life goes on (in a) bra. Yes, wearing bras is Walk the Walk's unique and all the gals and guys wear the special Walk the Walk decorated bras. Turning the night into a vision to behold and one that helps raise awareness and millions of pounds for some most needy causes.
The MoonWalk Scotland is organised by the grant making charity, Walk the Walk. By taking part you're raising money to be granted to other UK charities to help achieve the overall, united aim that looks for a time when nobody dies from breast cancer. An example of one such grant in Scotland saw Walk the Walk contribute £3.25 million to fund a new breast cancer ward, operating theatre and renovations of the Mammography Unit at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. This provided for a marked improvement of the patient experience with regard to breast checks and treatment as well as the working conditions for staff.
For the MoonWalk Scotland 2018 the theme of the night 'Hollywood comes to Holyrood'. So the serious side of on the night is all about having fun as you walk the red carpet under the full moon on Holyrood Park, Queens Drive, Edinburgh (EH8) at midnight on Saturday 9 June 2018.
Join thousands of women and men taking to the red carpet as they pass some of Scotland's most historic landmarks, including:
Lloyds on the Mound;
Calton Hill; and
St Giles Cathedral.
Start your online sign-up process here. Firstly, select a distance from:
The New Moon covers 6.55 miles and is suitable for ages 10 and over;
The Half Moon goes for 13.1 miles and is suitable for ages 13 and over;
The Full Moon takes you over 26.2 miles and caters for 13 and over, while the big stonker
The Over the Moon is a bracing 52.4 miles and is only for 18 and over.
Entry fees are based on distance and age: New Moon * Young Walkers 10 to 12 years: £15.00
Walkers 13 and over: £32.50
Half and Full Moons
Over The Moon
Once you're registered you'll be in line for some real goodies in your Walker Pack. Along with a welcome, there's:
A Training Guide, including training plan and advice on walking technique;
Press release form so you can get your local paper involved; and
Sponsor Form advising how to send in your cash and cheques.
But there's more! Before the event you will receive an Event Pack containing all the essential items you need on the night:
An exclusive Walk the Walk challenger's bra T-shirt (only available to those taking on the challenge and especially for the men this year a limited edition t-shirt with a blue checked bra and the message "Men get breast cancer too!").
The famous bra to decorate;
Event Information Guide;
Walker Number and Bag Tag;
Weather Protector; and
But wait! There's even more. On the night you will receive:
A hot pasta or rice meal;
All the water you can drink;
Facilities along the route (especially necessary for old blokes like me when I drink all that water);
A gorgeous medal when you cross the Finish Line;
Incredible entertainment; plus
All the support and advice that the Walk the Walk Team and friendly volunteers can provide.
Walk the Walk will even help you find a training partner. Click here and find someone who could help you to stay motivated, give you advice if they are experienced, help you stay safe and chat away the miles.
If you would like to be a part of the fun but walking is not for you then how about becoming a MoonWalkvolunteer? Volunteering with Walk the Walk is a fun, rewarding and memorable experience and a most important aspect of the whole event.
Over 1,000 amazing volunteers form the backbone of all event's and provide exceptional support for the Walk the Walk Team. It's their help that sees every event running smoothly through the night. Volunteers provide the support, encouragement and those all important hugs during all the iconic MoonWalk challenges. Click yourself over to here and join the indispensables.
Get ready for this one night only, sensational Walk the Walk of Fame. Walking the Walk saves lives, raises awareness and improves fitness. Grab this opportunity and enjoy yourself while helping the people of Scotland with cancer and, in doing so, help the future health of us all.