Frequently Asked Questions

When is The Rainbow Run on?

The Rainbow Run is back at the SPECTACULAR new venue of The Avon along the shores of the Blessington Lakes on SATURDAY THE 24TH AUGUST @ 10AM


Do I need to be a fit runner to do this?

NOT AT ALL! The Rainbow Run event is all about having fun and finishing the run looking colourful! You can run, walk, crawl or even skip over the finish line!

What is included with my The Rainbow Run registration?

Participation in the Pre Run party and Warm Up, 2.5km or 5km run, Post Run Party and cool down, Branded sunglasses, Number plate, 2x colour powder packs, Water and lots more goodies 

Can I run with my dog?

Sorry NO DOGS allowed.

Is there an age limit for younger runners?

No age limits. If they enjoy running or walking, they can absolutely do The Rainbow Run! We do however advise that children under the age of 12 be accompanied by an adult to participate. 

What do I wear on the day of the race?

We really try to ensure that all participants wear as much white as possible during The Rainbow Run. This will ensure that all runners will look like Rainbows at the end of the race! If you can’t get all white clothing then as long as you wear white t-shirts you will be fine.

Will the powdered colour damage me? Will I be hurt?

No, it is not dangerous at all; it is like being in a fun colourful flour fight! We are 100% sure that you will not be hurt; all our staff are trained to throw colour powder playfully!

Will the colour powder ruin clothes, hair or running shoes?

The colour powder we use is non-toxic and totally natural and it will mostly dissolve and wash out of clothes. The sooner you wash it though the better, we suggest wearing items that you wouldn\’t mind getting colourful.

tagthe color affect the inside of cars? The powder should not badly affect the inside of a car but we would advise you to bring a towel to sit on in your car just to make sure.

Is there a drop off bag area?

Unfortunately not, due to safety regulations we can not provide the space needed for a drop off bag area!

Can spectators attend the post-race party?

Only participants who purchased a ticket will be aloud into the event, all spectators can view this incredible site on the west pier. This is a sell out event and only a limited amount of people are aloud in, this is for crowd control!!

Are cameras and phones safe to have in the colour zones?

Rainbow Run photographers will be put in force on the day and you will be able to purchase pictures online. If you are bringing your own camera we would suggest you cover your camera in some plastic just to make sure it doesn\’t get damaged and you don\’t end up with a rainbow coloured camera!

Is The Rainbow Run timed?

The Rainbow Run is not a timed event but it is the most fun run in Ireland! Rainbow Runners/Walkers are there to have fun, not to worry about how fast they are running each km. So take your time, your not against the clock! You can of course always time yourself if you want to.

Are there refunds?

Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds and all Rainbow Run tickets are non-transferrable.

Can I change the name on my ticket?

Unfortunately all Rainbow Run tickets are non-transferrable.

Can I buy a ticket and register on the day of the Event?

If there are tickets left, this might be a sell out event and all tickets may be gone. But if there are tickets left you can purchase these on the day.

What happens at the finish line?

This is when we have the most fun, not only will there be great tunes playing, but every 15 minutes all finishers will grab their Colour bombs and fire it at each other! 

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The Rainbow Run is bringing the party to Dun Laoghaire Pier. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online.

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Rainbow Run 2019


The Rainbow Run 2019 is expecting to be the biggest fun run in Ireland, with major success last year there is no doubt this year will be bigger, better and more colourful!

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For all enquiries relating to The Rainbow run please check the FAQ section of this website. We have tried our best to cover everything in there.

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The Rainbow Run is Ireland's biggest fun run. The Avon - Blessington will be covered in colour come August 2019, tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by following the below link.

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