Thousands are set to take part in a Kiltwalk event to walk to raise funds for charity this weekend.

The 'Mighty Stride' kicks off from Glasgow Green on Sunday, April 24 and will see determined participants take on a 22.7 mile route in aid of causes close to their hearts.

Shorter challenges like the Big Stroll (14.4 miles) and the Wee Wander (3 miles) will start in Clydebank and Balloch.

Over 300 'Kilties' will be taking part to raise funds for the Beatson Cancer Charity.

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Glasgow Times: Pictured: Alan Grenfell will take part in this year's KiltwalkPictured: Alan Grenfell will take part in this year's Kiltwalk

One of them will be Alan Grenfell,26, from Glasgow who is taking part in Sunday's walk after being diagnosed with testicular cancer two years ago. 

He said: “In December 2020 I was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

"Luckily it was caught really early and I’m fine now but I went through the Beatson Centre at Gartnavel Hospital and it let me see first-hand all the amazing work they do. 

“Facing something that's pretty heavy-duty at this age is daunting but it gave me a lot of perspective, and many people need to face a lot more. 

“That's why I'm doing whatever little I can to raise money for Beatson Cancer Charity.” 

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Looking forward to the event Calum McNair, Challenges and Community Engagement Fundraiser at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “We are so excited to be back at the  Kiltwalk in Glasgow. 

“We are grateful to everyone who participated in the virtual Kiltwalks during the pandemic, but we can’t wait to see everyone walking together again on Sunday. 

“Thank you to everyone who is taking part in the event for our charity – it helps us to support patients and their families during their cancer journey. 

“We will be at Pit Stop 1 at the Riverside Museum for Kilties to take a break and grab a snack – remember to come and say hi to us!” 

For more information on how to sign up to take part in this year's event click here