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Colourful dash to raise funds for cancer

Runners are being sought for what promises to be the most colourful charity run of the summer.

The colour dash’ event is returning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, and takes place in the Phoenix Park on July 26.

Participants of all ages will run, walk or jog the five kilometre course.

They will start the route wearing a white t-shirt that is quickly transformed into a colourful work of art.

This is because at each kilometre, a different colour - representing a different cancer - of powder paint will be thrown at participants, creating a kaleidoscope of colour.


“Cancer is a serious subject and we are pleased to be able to offer a fun and colourful way for people to take on cancer together,” said the society’s CEO John McCormack.

He said that the event would raise funds for its work, and also encourage people to get out and get active, improve fitness and contribute towards a healthy lifestyle, “which, as we all 
know, helps reduce the risk of cancer”.

“We hope to see thousands of people come and participate in the event representing the four most common cancers: prostate, breast, bowel and lung, and of course celebrating cancer survivors,” he said.

One-in-three Irish people will be diagnosed with cancer in the course of their lifetime.

To register for a place in the event, see www.cancer.ie.