Sunday 21 December 2014

Phoenix Park turns rainbow as thousands join colour run

Published 26/07/2014 | 13:10

Alex Flanagan from Clontarf crosses the finishing line at the Colour Dash in aid of the Irish cancer society which took place in the Phoenix Park yesterday.
Photo: Tony Gavin
Alex Flanagan from Clontarf crosses the finishing line at the Colour Dash in aid of the Irish cancer society which took place in the Phoenix Park yesterday. Photo: Tony Gavin
Participants cross the starting line at the Colour Dash in aid of the Irish cancer society which took place in the Phoenix Park. Photo: Tony Gavin
Lauren Fowler from Clonee crosses the finishing line at the Colour Dash in aid of the Irish cancer society which took place in the Phoenix Park. Photo: Tony Gavin
Participants cross the starting line at the Colour Dash in aid of the Irish cancer society which took place in the Phoenix Park. Photo: Tony Gavin
Participants at the starting line of the Colour Dash in aid of the Irish cancer society which took place in the Phoenix Park. Photo: Tony Gavin
Farouk Raheem andLauren Fowler from Clonee after crossing the finishing line at the Colour Dash in aid of the Irish cancer society which took place in the Phoenix Park. Photo: Tony Gavin
A participant crosses the finishing line at the Colour Dash in aid of the Irish cancer society which took place in the Phoenix Park. Photo: Tony Gavin
Participants cross the starting line at the Colour Dash in aid of the Irish cancer society which took place in the Phoenix Park. Photo: Tony Gavin
Participants at the starting line at the Colour Dash in aid of the Irish cancer society which took place in the Phoenix Park. Photo: Tony Gavin
Moon Boy star David Rawle at the starting line of the Colour Dash in aid of the Irish cancer society which took place in the Phoenix Park. Photo: Tony Gavin
Participants at the starting line of the Colour Dash in aid of the Irish cancer society which took place in the Phoenix Park. Photo: Tony Gavin
Participants at the starting line of the Colour Dash in aid of the Irish cancer society which took place in the Phoenix Park. Photo: Tony Gavin
Alex Flanagan from Clontarf crosses the finishing line at the Colour Dash in aid of the Irish cancer society which took place in the Phoenix Park yesterday. Photo: Tony Gavin
Cillian Hilliard from Hartstown crosses the finishing line first at the Colour Dash in aid of the Irish cancer society which took place in the Phoenix Park yesterday. Photo: Tony Gavin

Thousands of people turned all shades of the rainbow when they took part in the Colour Dash in Dublin's Phoenix Park this morning.

Some 3,000 people braved the bad weather to run, walk or jog the five kilometre route in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

A variety of colours of powder paint representing different cancers was thrown at participants throughout the run, creating a kaleidoscope of colour.

Participants began the route wearing a white t-shirt but by the end the t-shirt had transformed into a colourful work of art.

This is the second year the event has taken place in Dublin.

Some 2,600 people have signed up for the three colour dashes so far, with Limerick and Cork to host the event later this year.

Colour Dash Limerick will take place on August 24th in the University of Limerick and Colour Dash Cork will take place on September 6th in Ballincollig Park.

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