The Meadows is always a popular spot when the sun comes out in Edinburgh. This was certainly the case on Sunday as 767 crossed the starting line for the eighth annual Meadows Marathon.
Some were taking part in the 5k fun run, others set themselves the challenge of the half marathon and the hardy runners took on the 26.2 mile marathon.
Though the target distances differed, all of the runners had one thing in common – every penny they raised was going straight to charity.
The event was first launched in 2007 by two Edinburgh students who raised £8000 in the first year, and it is still run by students. They raised £38,000 in 2008, £14,000 in 2009 (at a month's notice), £25,000 in 2010, £35,000 in 2011 and £30,000 in 2012. This year's fundraising target is £38,000.
There are 31 charity partners who benefit from the event’s profits and a set proportion of the registration fees - with the rest going towards the staging of the event. These include Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), Save the Children, Health in Mind and Mindroom. Runners were also able to choose to fundraise for their own charities.