Plans revealed for city’s first ever colour run

Dr Joe Mc Evoy, Donna Mc Feely and Colleen Brown.
Dr Joe Mc Evoy, Donna Mc Feely and Colleen Brown.

What has been dubbed ‘the happiest, coolest 5k on the planet’ will rainbow it’s way along the banks of the Foyle this February. Children in Crossfire have joined the world wide phenomena that is The Colour Run.

On Sunday 8 February runners are asked to turn out as blank canvases, wearing as much white as possible. As they walk or run each kilometre, artists will be hiding out, waiting patiently to create masterpieces by covering passing participants in powder paints. The result will be a spectacle of moving colour along the river.

Children in Crossfire are calling everyone from experienced runners beginning marathon training, those still on the couch but with a training programme in hand, or those who just want to go out with the kids and have some fun. The instruction is simply to don as much white gear as possible and join Children in Crossfire on 8th February. It’s an event for everyone.

Think of 2015 like it’s an empty canvas, and add a bit of colour to your plans for the year ahead. With only two rules, to wear white at the finish line, and finish covered in colour, there’s nothing to lose and all in the name of a great cause.

Registration is £10 per person , £5 per child and £20 for a family . To register please call Children in Crossfire office 02871269898 or log onto