This year's Bubble Rush is taking place on Saturday 1st April 2023 on Lawson's Showground, Blackpool.
The event will officially start at 12.00pm, however you're invited to join us a little earlier to enjoy the live entertainment and warm up. Our Event Village will be open from 10.30am.
We advise that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting wet or stained. As it has rained on and off for the last few days, we strongly advise that you wear walking boots, wellies or old trainers.
We also suggest you bring something dry and clean to change into at the end, including spare socks.
This event is open to all ages and abilities!
We do advise that small children wear protective eye-wear such as goggles or funky sunglasses though, not least because they will be head deep at most of the foam stations (super fun for them!). We'll be selling the former on the day at the event, or you can buy some from our online shop ahead of time.
We also tell all our participants regardless of their age to be careful when wiping your eyes too if they have frothy suds all over them too.
If you registered on or before Tuesday 28th March, you will receive a participant pack in the post. This will include a t-shirt collection voucher.
This can be exchanged at the hospice (Main Reception) between 9am - 7.30pm up until midday on Friday 31st.
If you're unable to come to the hospice, please bring the voucher to the event. You can collect your t-shirt(s) at the Info Point from 10.30am.
The bubbles are a foam mixture and completely natural and safe.
The coloured foam is made from food dye and is water soluble as well as environmentally friendly.
The bubble commandos at each station are also professionally trained and will not shoot foam directly at your faces. The foam is also drier than most foams, which means you will not be slipping around at the foam stations.
There is a chance that this foam may stain some lighter coloured push chairs and clothes, so please be aware of this before you come to the event. To be safe we would also advise to bring towels to sit on in the car on your journey home to avoid any possible stains or grumpy designated drivers!
This event is all about having fun; it isn't timed and it's not a race.
With that in mind, no- you don't have to run! You can jog, walk or dance your way around the course.
Blackpool Bubble Rush is a 2.5km loop which you complete twice (5km in total). If however you'd prefer to just go round once, that's absolutely fine!
We will not be giving out food or drinks at this event, so we encourage you to bring your own (particularly a bottle of water).
There will be concession stands at the event (ice cream, coffee, snow cones and Potato Tornado). We cannot guarantee they take card payments, so please bring change as a backup.
Unfortunately, there will be no changing or shower facilities at the event.
There are limited spaces available at The Village Hotel car park, next to Lawsons Showground. Marshals will be there to help direct you on arrival.
Due to the limited availability we strongly advise that you arrange to be dropped off to the event, car share with other participants or use public transport.
Bag storage will be available for a donation of £2. Please look out for the sign.
We take our participants' safety very seriously at all our events. First aid will therefore be available.
If you do need assistance, please tell your nearest marshal or first aider.
No, but please ensure you complete the medical information on the reverse of your entry number ahead of the event.
Every participant MUST complete these details and pin their participant number to their t-shirt (front or back).
Friends and family are more than welcome to come and watch you take part in Blackpool Bubble Rush.
Blackpool Bubble Rush supports Brian House Children's Hospice, which is why we kindly ask all participants to either raise sponsorship or make a one-off donation.
Your entry fee only covers the cost of putting on this event. 100% of sponsorship raised and donations made will go towards Brian House services and caring for children and their families on the Fylde coast.
To find out more about fundraising, click here
To make a one-off donation of your choice, click here
If you've used JustGiving, you don't need to do anything! Your Blackpool Bubble Rush sponsorship page will close automatically after a few months and the funds will come directly to us.
- Bank it all and then send us a cheque made out to ‘Trinity Hospice’
- Use our donation form on our website. Please remember to put ‘Blackpool Bubble Rush’ in the reference box and send us your sponsorship forms separately in the post.
Either way, we can’t wait to see how much you manage to raise! Just remember to ask everyone who’s eligible to GiftAid their contribution – it would mean we get an extra 25% from the Government at no extra cost to the person, all by just by ticking a box. How good is that?
We understand that not everyone wants or is able to raise sponsorship, which is why offer you the chance to make a one-off donation instead.
Aside from entry to the only Bubble Rush in the north west, you'll also get:
- Bubble Rush t-shirt
- Unique participant number
- Bespoke medal
We would love to see everyone’s photos and videos, including before and after shots.
As with all our events, there will be at least two volunteer photographers at this event. Members of our Fundraising Team will also be taking photos and capturing video.
Not much can put us off going ahead with Blackpool Bubble Rush, so the event will still go ahead even if it's a bit cold or rainy. However, we’d definitely think twice if the wind was getting a bit much and making the event unsafe. Keep an eye on social media for updates nearer the date.
As the weather has been somewhat mixed over the last week, our main advice at this point is to wear footwear that you are happy to get wet, bubble and potentially a little muddy.
Yes! If you haven't already registered or know friends and family who want to tag along, they can sign up at the Info Point on the day from 10.30am.
Children (under 16): £12.50
Family ticket (two adults, two children OR one adult, three children): £50
Anyone who signs up on the day will still get a t-shirt and medal!
Please check our terms and conditions as your questions may be answered here
Alternatively, please call the Fundraising team on 01253 359362 or complete our online enquiry form
Please note that all queries sent after 5pm on Friday 31st are unlikely to be picked up. In this case we suggest sending us a Facebook message. We will do our best to pick this up!