Pink parkrun at Ipswich’s Christchurch Park spreads message for eating disorder cause

Runners dresss in pink for a special parkrun at Christchurch Park, Ipswich for an eating disorder ca

Runners dresss in pink for a special parkrun at Christchurch Park, Ipswich for an eating disorder cause. Picture: ADELE CHAPLIN PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Joggers clad in pink took on an Ipswich parkrun to raise awareness of an eating disorder cause.

Runners dresss in pink for a special parkrun at Christchurch Park, Ipswich for an eating disorder ca

Runners dresss in pink for a special parkrun at Christchurch Park, Ipswich for an eating disorder cause. Picture: ADELE CHAPLIN PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Ambassadors for the This Girl Can Suffolk campaign took over the operational roles of the regular 5km event in Christchurch Park on Saturday.

Participants were asked to dress in pink in support of charity Beat, which acts as a champion for people affected by an eating disorder.

Ipswich mayor Sarah Barber is an ambassador and she welcomed runners across the finish line.

Adele Chaplin, who led the project, he said: “It was all well received and we had a good day.”

This Girl Can Suffolk ambassadors at the Christchurch Park parkrun. Picture: ADELE CHAPLIN PHOTOGRAP

This Girl Can Suffolk ambassadors at the Christchurch Park parkrun. Picture: ADELE CHAPLIN PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

She added the event attracted some new joggers to the parkrun.

The initial plan was to collect donations for Beat during the race, but this is against parkrun policy.

The ambassadors have therefore launched a Just Giving page for supporters to make a pledge.

Mayor of Ipswich Sarah Barber welcomed runners across the finish line. Picture: ADELE CHAPLIN PHOTOG

Mayor of Ipswich Sarah Barber welcomed runners across the finish line. Picture: ADELE CHAPLIN PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

This Girl Can Park Run at Christchurch Park. Picture: ADELE CHAPLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

This Girl Can Park Run at Christchurch Park. Picture: ADELE CHAPLIN PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

A pink jogger enjoying the parkrun. Picture: ADELE CHAPLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

A pink jogger enjoying the parkrun. Picture: ADELE CHAPLIN PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Runners gather for the start of the race. Picture: ADELE CHAPLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

Runners gather for the start of the race. Picture: ADELE CHAPLIN PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant