Are you in these photos of Ipswich’s Race Against Time in 1986?

Hundred of Ipswich locals lining up to join in with the race Picture: OWEN HINES

Hundred of Ipswich locals lining up to join in with the race Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: OWEN HINES

As the clock hit 3pm one day in May 1986, millions of runners took part in a 10km fun run all around the world - and hundreds of people in Ipswich joined in.

Hundred of Ipswich locals lining up to join in with the race Picture: OWEN HINES

Hundred of Ipswich locals lining up to join in with the race Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: OWEN HINES

Sport Aid was a sport-themed campaign run by Bob Geldof, Chris Long and John Anderson where they held several days of sporting events culminating in the Race Against Time fun run.

Hundred of Ipswich locals lining up to join in with the race Picture: OWEN HINES

Hundred of Ipswich locals lining up to join in with the race Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: OWEN HINES

The run itself was a 10km fun run which was raced by 19.8million runners all around the world, all running with sponsorships or donations to give to support African famine relief charities.

Hundred of Ipswich locals lining up to join in with the race Picture: OWEN HINES

Hundred of Ipswich locals lining up to join in with the race Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: OWEN HINES

Along with the run, band Tears for Fears re-recorded their hit Everybody Wants to Rule the World as Everybody Wants to Run the World, which is seen on a placard in our photos.

Hundred of Ipswich locals lining up to join in with the race Picture: OWEN HINES

Hundred of Ipswich locals lining up to join in with the race Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: OWEN HINES

Hundreds of runners turned out for Ipswich's Race Against Time as did thousands in 274 cities around the world which all held official events for the cause.

Hundred of Ipswich locals lining up to join in with the race Picture: OWEN HINES

Hundred of Ipswich locals lining up to join in with the race Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: OWEN HINES

Hundred of Ipswich locals lining up to join in with the race Picture: OWEN HINES

Hundred of Ipswich locals lining up to join in with the race Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: OWEN HINES


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