About the Colour Dash

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, Colour Dash as we know and love it could no longer go ahead.

Instead we invited you and your family to take part in the first virtual Colour Dash Family 5k and so many people across the country answered the call.

You turned July 5th into the most colourful Sunday of the year and took to your own streets showing your support for cancer patients across Ireland – Thank you!

Don't worry if you missed the July 5th event, you can hold your own Colour Dash Family 5k at any time that suits you.

We are asking families across Ireland to take on their own 5k. You can bike, scoot, skip or jog your 5k dressed in your favourite bright colours. Why not get creative and decorate your bikes and scooters too!

To register for the Colour Dash Family 5k we are asking for a kind donation. Your donation will fund vital free services that are there for cancer patients and their families at this worrying time.

Whether you are running with your family or for your family, we need you!

Please get active and join the fight against cancer!

Register now

How can I get involved in the Colour Dash Family 5km?

It’s easy to get you and your family involved. Simply follow these 5 steps!

  1. Register for the Colour Dash Family 5km - sign up here
  2. Throw in a splash of colour. In the absence of paint, COLOUR is essential for this event. Grab as many colourful clothes as you can find, decorate your bikes or scooters in as much colour as possible. We want to stand out! The more colourful the better!
  3. Clock up those kms. Take the family out, as colourful as can be, and run, walk, skip, scoot or cycle your 5 kilometres, whatever you prefer.
  4. Share, share, share! Let your friends and family know what you are doing. Take lots of pictures and share on your social media with the hashtag #ColourDash
  5. HAVE FUN! 

Once you have registered you will get access to:

  • Access to an online fundraising page. You can track your 5k on the day, and share your page with friends and family if you would like to raise additional funds.
  • A downloadable Colour Dash medal for the kids to colour in and wear.
  • Downloadable bunting for the kids to decorate bikes or scooters
  • Twibbon to share on your social media to let your friends and family know you are taking part.
Top 5 ways to add colour to your Colour Dash Family 5k
Go crazy with colour this July 5th

Raid the wardrobe – Find the most colourful clothing you have, the brighter the better! Make the colours clash - you don’t have to match for this event, the crazier the colours the better!

Dress up – Take your little superheroes, Princes and Princesses on your 5k. Let the kids don their favourite costumes for the event.

Decorate – Why not decorate your bikes or scooters? Once registered you will get access to some bunting that you and the kids can decorate in the lead up to the day. Get out the Markers, paints and even the glitter! This is a great way to add some colour to your 5k

Paint those faces – Get those face paints out and get painting! The kids will love to get their faces painted - why not join in too?

Props – Dust off those neon sunglasses, reach for those brightly coloured caps, grab those wigs from last year’s Halloween costume or create some fun colourful props that you can bring along on your 5k!

During these challenging times, demand for our services are growing. We have expanded our Support Line, introduced remote counselling and we are working hard to meet increasing demand for our Night Nursing service. By taking part in the Colour Dash Family 5k you can ensure we can be there for cancer patients and their families when they need it most.

Colour Dash Family 5k recommended donations

When registering we ask for a kind donation to take part. 100% of your donation will go towards funding vital cancer research and free cancer services across Ireland. Your donation will help ensure no cancer patient has to go through their journey alone.

  • €15 Individual
  • €25 Family/ Household

Need more information?

If you have any other questions about the Irish Cancer Society Colour Dash Family 5k, please contact us on CallSave 0818 10 20 30, email fundraising@irishcancer.ie or check out our Colour Dash FAQs.

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

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