Tipperary Racecourse, Limerick Junction, Tipperary Directions


Tipperary Cancer Colour Fun Run to Raise Much Needed Funds for Cancer Charities

Friday, 5 August 2016

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Jockey Billy Lee getting hit with paint balls at Tipperary Racecourse.

On Friday, August 5th, Tipperary Racecourse will stage a one furlong (200m) Cancer Colour Fun Run which aims to raise much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society and Tipperary Cancer Support Centre, Circle of Friends. Former professional rugby player for Munster and Ireland, Alan Quinlan is among the high profile sport stars already confirmed to take part, along with a large number of trainers, jockeys and people working in the racing and breeding industry.

Over 500 sponsorship cards have already been distributed, with those taking part asked to raise a minimum of €100 each. The Cancer Colour Fun Run takes place after racing, with participants running or walking one furlong of the track, while being pelted with powder paint balls. Spectators can purchase two powder paint balls for €10, with all funds going directly to the two cancer charities. All fundraisers will receive a free t-shirt, admission to racing and a live concert with popular Irish acoustic folk rock band, Hermitage Green, which takes place after the colour run.

Andrew Hogan, Tipperary Racecourse Manager, is urging people to take part. “You can run, walk or crawl – the most important thing is to get involved. Whether you are running solo, bringing your friends and family or looking for a fun team-building activity, we welcome runners of all ages to take part and raise money. The funds raised will go directly to the charities involved. We have a brilliant evening planned, with great racing, lots of fun during the colour run and top band, Hermitage Green performing live to finish the night off.”

Well-known and much loved rural radio character and sports commentator, Johnny Looby, will be commentating on the run, adding to the fun and creating the atmosphere of a real horse race.

Alan Quinlan, former Munster and Ireland rugby star, is delighted to be involved in the event. “It’s a fantastic cause and I’m really looking forward to the run, it really is a one of a kind event! The Irish Cancer Society and Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre in Tipperary are two charities that really need all of the support they can get so I’m delighted to be involved.”

Participants can collect sponsorship cards from Tipperary Racecourse or Circle of Friends Support Centre in Tipperary Town. Participants can also email [email protected] or call (062) 51357 to request a sponsorship card. 

First race goes off at 4.55pm on Friday, August 5th. Gates will open two hours before the first race. The Tipperary Cancer Colour Fun Run will take place after the last race, followed by live music with Hermitage Green at 8.30pm.

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