The 6km Colour Run in Lisgoold takes place this Saturday, 19 August in aid of the Hope Foundation.
The Colour Run, which is organised by Lisgoold local Amy O’Keefe, will accept registration from 1.15pm on Saturday at Lisgoold GAA grounds with the run itself beginning at 2pm. The registration fee is €12 for under-16s and is €15 for over-16s, with the proceeds going towards the Hope Foundation. Parking is available at the GAA grounds where refreshments will be provided after the run.
Participants can run or walk the 6km with light-coloured clothing, such as plain white T-shirts, advised as ideal since each kilometre of the route will have a station set up to splatter the passing participants head to toe in coloured powder.
“It’s the first colour run to happen around this area,” said Ms O’Keefe, who attends St Aloysius' College, Carrigtwohill, “so I am hoping it will be well supported and everyone will enjoy it. I am really looking forward to it and it is to support a great cause so I am hoping it will be a brilliant day for everyone.”
The Colour Run is organised by Ms O’Keefe as she will travel to Kolkata, India with the Hope Foundation’s School Immersion Programme next year. The Immersion Programme requires those chosen to commit to raising a minimum of €2,400 for the Hope Foundation itself, which is raised through public events such as this colour run. The additional travel expenses which include flights, vaccines and insurance will be raised privately by chosen students through friends and family.
The HOPE Foundation’s School Immersion Programme offers Irish Transition Year and 5th Year students the unique opportunity to travel to Kolkata and see the work being done there and the work still needed to be undertaken.
The HOPE Foundation works to provide aid and education to the most impoverished and underprivileged of children in Kolkata. HOPE funds and operates over 60 projects to improve the quality of life for these children and support the development of underprivileged sections of Kolkata’s society.