Runners wear their best moustaches to join in MoRun through Ipswich park

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of runners donned fancy dress and moustaches to join in a major run in Ipswich today, to raise awareness of men’s health.

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

People wearing superhero costumes, curly wigs and colourful capes took part in the MoRun, in Chantry Park.

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Event manager Nathan Birdsall said: "Today's event at Chantry Park was great fun with a brilliant atmosphere for all of our MoBrothers, MoSisters and MiniMos!

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

"The course was a bit muddy, but the rain didn't deter anyone, with some fantastic times posted by our lead runners and everyone getting in to the true MoRun vibe.

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

"We had just around 450 runners for the Ipswich MoRun 2019 and we will be returning next year for our third year of MoRunning at Chantry Park."

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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The morning included a "Mini MoRun" event for children as well as 5k and 10k events.

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The series of fun running events takes place across the UK and Ireland to raise cash for the Movember Foundation.

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Runners of all ages took part in the MoRun at Chantry Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

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It aims to highlight some of the biggest health issues faced by men, which include prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Each Ipswich MoRunner received a medal, as well as a MoRunning headband, and there were also special medals for the best fancy dress. Youngsters received a special Mini Mo T-shirt.

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