Wednesday 19 December 2018

Colour Rush run to raise cash for Rovers

Adam Cahill at last year’s Colour Rush in Ballywaltrim Park in aid of Ardmore Rovers.
Adam Cahill at last year’s Colour Rush in Ballywaltrim Park in aid of Ardmore Rovers.

Esther Hayden

Following a hugely successful first year, The Colour Rush returns to Bray on June 24 for what promises to be a multi-coloured spectacle and a genuine highlight of the summer calendar.

All of the proceeds raised will go to Ardmore Rovers FC as part of their Ardmore 2020 Campaign, which aims to find a permanent home for the club as it heads towards its 40th birthday.

At noon, the first of two 5k colour fun runs will kick off with the second starting at 3 p.m.

The first run is the family-friendly run for participants from five years and up while the later run is for youths and adults, aged 13 years and over.

Whether walking, running, crawling or jumping over the Colour Rush obstacle course, those taking part will get saturated in multi-colours as the 'Colour Rush Crew' will be on hand to 'decorate' the brilliant white t-shirts handed out at registration.

To register for this fun-filled event go to

Tickets cost €25 per adult, €22 per child, €80 for families (two adults and two children or one adult and three children) and €80 for a special group ticket (four people) in the youths and adults run.

Before the event, a DJ will help get the party started, followed by a special Colour Rush warm up by the staff of Shoreline Leisure Bray for all participants.

Ardmore Rovers FC is run by a dedicated group of more than 100 volunteers, between managers, coaches and an executive committee that give up their time for free every week to provide football to 37 teams. Despite being North Wicklow's largest football club, Ardmore Rovers has no permanent grounds.

The Ardmore 2020 campaign aims to change this and all proceeds from The Colour Rush will go towards the club's biggest and most ambitious goal yet - finding a permanent home.

Bray People