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Colour Run 2019

Colour Run 2017 | Children in Crossfire

The Funniest 5K on the Planet



For the last four years, Children in Crossfire has hosted one of the most colourful fun runs in town; the COLOUR RUN!

We thought last years run was to be our final one but due to popular demand, we are bringing back the colour run so get your white t-shirts ready!


The Colour Run is less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life! It’s a five-kilometre, untimed fun run/walk in which “Colour Runners” and “Colour Walkers” are doused from head to toe with colourful paint as they pass our colour stations which are dotted along the route.

There are only two rules you need to follow in order to take part:

  1. Wear white at the starting line (don’t forget your sunglasses or goggles)!
  2. Be prepared to have a ball and finish covered in colour!

Runners to be at Ebrington Square at 10.00am.

Families and walkers to be in Ebrington Square for 10.15am

Colour Run organiser, Children in Crossfire Events Fundraiser Eileen Warren is urging people to sign up and enjoy the fun:

“The Colour Run is all about smiles and laughter – and getting covered in coloured powder as you run or walk along a 5km route from Ebrington along Queens Quay! It’s a very safe event and is open to everyone aged six and above. It costs £15 for adults and £5 for under 16s with a small online booking fee. There are also family rates, school/club group discounts and adult group rates; so it’s a very affordable way for family and friends to get together for a fun-filled Sunday morning.

“Of course, the Colour Run has a very important purpose. It raises vital funds that can change the lives of children in Tanzania and Ethiopia, where Children in Crossfire operates. £1000 give 40 severely malnourished children life-saving treatment. £300 pays 10 teachers’ salaries in Tanzania for a month. £100 buys five children breakfast at school for a whole year. That’s why we encourage participants to raise sponsorship as well as pay their registration fee; a little raised here can go a very long way there, making a real and lasting impact on the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

We encourage you to raise funds online by using JustGiving or facebook. This event has a limited number of participants. Pre-registration is essential.

Pre-registration is open



Register online HERE

For further information on the Colour Run contact Eileen at Children in Crossfire by email: or telephone on 02871269898


Registration Fees



  • Adults £15
  • Children (under 16) £5
  • Family ticket 2 adults & 3 children £30
  • Small Group ticket of 6 Adults £12 per person
  • Large Group of 10 Adults £12 per person

*All tickets are subject to a small transaction fee


Get Prepared



It doesn’t matter if you want to walk or run!  Just in case you plan to run we have a proven Couch to 5K 4-week plan all worked out for you.

Don’t forget to gather your Colour Run essentials ahead of the big day.  Remember white is best to show off the rainbow of colour you’ll collect along the way, and a sensible pair of running shoes is a must!  Glasses will protect your eyes from any lingering powder and a big bright wide smile is always good.

On the day there is also the opportunity to purchase colour powder pouches at the fundraising tent on arrival.  The powder pouches help you make your own colour rainbow before the event starts!





An event such as this would not be possible without the support of our fantastic sponsor, Domino’s Pizza.












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We are a registered charity in Northern Ireland (NIC101412) and The Republic of Ireland (CHY 20045517). Children in Crossfire is now also a registered ‘Not For Profit’ in the USA and is recognised as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN 46-2267122). We are developing Advisory Groups in Chicago and Boston to assist with a fundraising programme.