Pictures and video from the Daily Mile and Most Active County waves at Ipswich Twilight 5k event

Families running together in the Most Active County children and family wave. Picture: SARAH LUCY B

Families running together in the Most Active County children and family wave. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of school pupils, children and families took on a 2k road race challenge this afternoon as part of the Twilight 5k event at Ipswich Waterfront.

Families running together in the Most Active County children and family wave. Picture: SARAH LUCY B

Families running together in the Most Active County children and family wave. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Families running together in the Most Active County children and family wave. Picture: SARAH LUCY B

Families running together in the Most Active County children and family wave. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Crowds lined the streets around the Waterfront as they cheered on participants in both races, which kicked off from 1.45pm.

Families running together in the Most Active County children and family wave. Picture: SARAH LUCY B

Families running together in the Most Active County children and family wave. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Sophia Sahota Lucas and Thea Webb with athlete
Emily Moyes. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sophia Sahota Lucas and Thea Webb with athlete Emily Moyes. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Sophia Sahota Lucas and Thea Webb with athlete
Emily Moyes. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sophia Sahota Lucas and Thea Webb with athlete Emily Moyes. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The Daily Mile wave saw around 300 schoolchildren lace up their running shoes for the challenge, as part of a national initiative to encourage youngsters to be more active.

Sophia Sahota Lucas and Thea Webb with athlete
Emily Moyes. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sophia Sahota Lucas and Thea Webb with athlete Emily Moyes. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Daily Mile 2K unners cross the finish line. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Daily Mile 2K unners cross the finish line. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Daily Mile 2K unners cross the finish line. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Daily Mile 2K unners cross the finish line. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Meanwhile the Most Active County children and family wave saw runners of all ages and abilities take part.

Daily Mile 2K unners cross the finish line. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Daily Mile 2K unners cross the finish line. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Start of the Daily Mile 2K on the Ipswich Waterfront. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Start of the Daily Mile 2K on the Ipswich Waterfront. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

James Day and Charlie Kingston before the Daily Mile 2K. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

James Day and Charlie Kingston before the Daily Mile 2K. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

See our gallery of pictures – and watch the live video of youngsters crossing the Daily Mile wave finish line.

Sophia Sahota Lucas and Thea Webb with athlete
Emily Moyes. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sophia Sahota Lucas and Thea Webb with athlete Emily Moyes. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The Daily Mile finish line. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The Daily Mile finish line. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Families running together in the Most Active County children and family wave. Picture: SARAH LUCY B

Families running together in the Most Active County children and family wave. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Even more will be featured in Monday’s Ipswich Star.

The elite 5k race is due to start at 7pm, keep your eyes peeled for more live video on our Facebook page.

Various other waves, including the ABP Business Challenge, have also been taking place throughout the day.

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Tomorrow morning, we will be uploading pictures from the race – see if you can spot someone you know.

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