On Sunday May 27th, Blackwater Park in Navan was transformed into a colour paradise. In beautiful sunshine and set on the backdrop of the river Boyne, 400 people of all ages and ability levels gathered for Navan’s first ever 5k Colour Fun Run.
The Colour Fun Run was organised by Meath Comhairle na nÓg (Meath`s Youth County Council) in association with Meath Local Sports Partnership. Comhairle na nOg`s work theme for 2018 is “Health and Fitness” so the event represented a fantastic opportunity to highlight that exercise does not need to be a chore, but can in fact, be a very enjoyable and fun experience.
Comhairle na nÓg chairperson, Cllr. Maria Murphy and fellow board member Cllr Enda Flynn led the way for the field of runners and walkers . With 3 laps of the park adding up to the 5k distance, participants were illuminated with paint at different interval stages along the route ensuring that everyone finished in a rainbow of colours!
All proceeds from the event were donated to Jigsaw Meath (Jigsaw Meath provides vital mental health support to young people). Comhairle na nÓg would like to express their thanks to all who supported the event in particular Meath Local Sports Partnership (who helped with the organisation of the event), Jigsaw Meath, Meath County Council, Navan Gardai; Civil Defence; Aura Navan and local volunteers.
Check out the photos – http://www.meathsports.ie/photo-gallery/