About the Irish Cancer Society Colour Dash

The Irish Cancer Society Colour Dash is guaranteed to be the most fun 5k in Ireland!

  

After the success of 2016, the Irish Cancer Society is delighted to announce that this summer we will continue to spread the fun nationwide and hold four Colour Dash 5ks around Ireland - Dublin, Cork,Galway and we are back in Limerick.

Thousands of enthusiastic walkers, joggers and runners will inject some colour into their lives this summer. 100% of the funds raised through the Colour Dash will go directly to the Irish Cancer Society. Sign up today, get active and join the fight against cancer!

Each kilometre represents a different aspect of cancer - either a cancer that we need help in fighting against, or something to be celebrated.

Diagram showing what cancers each colour represent at the Colour Dash

  • Yellow: Lung Cancer

  • Green: Bowel Cancer

  • Purple: Cancer Survivorship

  • Blue: Prostate Cancer

  • Pink: Breast Cancer

The colouring used is 100% organic and natural; it will not have a negative effect on you in any manner. But please do wear old clothes.

Don't wear anything that you wish to remain white! If you have bleached hair we would recommend covering it as the colours can take a few washes to come out.

Each Colour Dash event is 5km of fun and colour, and registration is €30 per person (over 12) and €5 per child (under 12). It's a fun day for all - including the kids!

Note: The registration fee is non-refundable.

How it works

You will be given a wristband in your fundraising pack, which you must bring on the day to collect your white Colour Dash t-shirt.

Throughout the Colour Dash you will be plastered with colour.

Each kilometre represents a different aspect of cancer - either a cancer that we need help in fighting against, or something to be celebrated.

Wear as much white as possible to maximize the colourful effect you will experience! 

Colour Dash ticket prices

  • €30 per adult (over 12)
  • €5 per child (under 12)
     

Need more information?

If you have any other questions about the Irish Cancer Society Colour Dash, please contact us on CallSave 1850 60 60 60, email fundraising@irishcancer.ie or check out our Colour Dash frequently asked questions.

You can also follow our Colour Dash Facebook Page to connect with your fellow Colour Dash participants and share photos!

Date Last Reviewed: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017