Friday 24 November 2017

Phoenix Park comes alive with colour for charity run

Runners take part in the Colour Dash, including Phil Orr, left, and his daughter Kirsty (5). Photo: Collins Photos
Runners take part in the Colour Dash, including Phil Orr, left, and his daughter Kirsty (5). Photo: Collins Photos

Laura Lynott

More than 5,000 people lit up the Phoenix Park in a burst of colour for a 5km run in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

The charity's Colour Dash, sponsored by Aldi, drew people of all ages and abilities yesterday morning.

The runners were blasted with paint as they made their way round the course in the Phoenix Park.

The five shades of paint in the dash were to represent different types of cancer and also the number of people who survive the illness.

Support

Money raised will support patients on every step of their cancer journey.

The cash will also be put towards funding vital cancer research to find better ways of treating and diagnosing cancer.

This is the second Colour Dash to be held this year, as runners also got behind the initiative in Co Sligo last month.

There will be further 5km events in Galway on June 18 and in Cork on June 25.

Yesterday's event in Dublin was a complete sell-out.

However, there are still tickets available for the last two events of the year.

Irish Independent

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