Race Report: Colour Dash Phoenix Park 5k 27th July
Just under 3,200 participants took to Phoenix Park on Saturday for the Irish Cancer Society’s Colour Dash. Colour Dash- a fun 5k with a difference. At every kilometre participants were pelted with colourful powder paint. ‘Dashers’ started the route wearing white t-shirts that were quickly transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour.
Over a tonne of paint was thrown at the participants by a host of volunteers and staff from event sponsor- Crown Paints. One hundred percent of the money raised from the Colour Dash will go towards the Irish Cancer Society’s work to help people reduce their risk of getting cancer, to support those living with cancer as well as supporting on-going research into better ways to diagnose and treat cancer.
Killian Hilliard from Hartstown, Co. Dublin was the first to make it across the finish line – he completed the event in just 19 minutes. This is a non-competitive event and alongside Killian were participants young and old – running, jogging and walking the track.
If you didn’t get a chance to be part of the fun – don’t worry there is still time to sign up for the Limerick or Cork event. To register for a place CallSave our team on 1850 60 60 60 or visit www.cancer.ie
• Colour Dash Limerick – August 24th, University of Limerick
• Colour Dash Cork – September 6th, Ballincollig Park
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