Colour Dash

Colour Dash is back for 2018 and registrations are open! This year we are returning to Dublin, Cork and Galway and after a few years away we are back in Limerick. Register for your place today to ensure you get a place in the most colourful 5k in Ireland!


Registration Closed


SOLD OUT Sunday 24 June - Pairc ui Chaoimh


Registration Closed

Colour Dash is the Irish Cancer Society's 5km family fun run! Participants run, walk or jog as they are pelted by powdered paint. Each km represents a different cancer as well as cancer survivorship. Learn more!

How much is it? Where? When? Will the paint permanently stain my clothes? Can I bring my dog? Find out the answers to all your Colour Dash questions in our FAQs! 

Colour Dash is the perfect team-building activity for groups of any size, perfect for all ages and interests. Staff participate together, having fun, helping in the fight against cancer! Learn more.

Fundraising is optional at Colour Dash, but encouraged! 100% of funds raised go directly to the society and help fund cancer research and support services for people with cancer. You can fundraise in person or online! Get started!

Colour Dash 2018 dates & locations

Galway NUIG
Sun, 10 June 11 am

Phoenix Park 
Sun, 17 June 10 am

Limerick University of Limerick
Sat, 23 June 12 pm

Pairc ui Chaoimh
Sun, 24 June 12 pm

Volunteer at Colour Dash

Looking for a fun way to spend the day? Apply now to volunteer at one of our 4 locations this summer!

*No longer seeking volunteers*