Bubble Rush is coming back to Christchurch Park on Sunday 13 August!
Bubble Rush is a fantastic, fun-filled, family event in which anyone of any age can take part.
The 5k fabulously frothy event features five ‘bubble stations’ with bubble cannons which blasts participants with crazy-coloured bubbles, covering you in safe, frothy foam!
Each station jets out different coloured bubbles and unique music to listen to as you run, walk or dance along the route.
Before registering, please take a few minutes to read our Terms and Conditions
If you have any more questions about this brilliantly bubbly event, please see below.
Bubble Rush 2017 Frequently Asked Questions
How far is the route?
5km which is about 3.5miles
Can I run the route?
You can walk, run, jog, dance or skip round the route!
Where will the route take us?
Around Christchurch Park. You will not have to go onto the road or leave the park.
Do I need to specify which wave I want to go in?
When you register, you will be asked which wave you want to set off with.
Pink wave 12pm start
Yellow wave 1pm start
Blue wave 2pm start
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your start time to register, collect your wristband and t-shirt if you are not collecting from the hospice.
How much does it cost to take part?
Early Bird registration fees: Under 2’s free (t-shirt not included), Children aged 2-16 £8, Over 16’s £20 (Early Bird ticket prices are available until midnight on Friday 31 March 2017).
Standard registration fees: Under 2’s free (t-shirt not included), Children aged 2-16 £12, Over 16’s £25.
On the day registration fees: Under 2’s free (t-shirt not included), Children aged 2-16 £15, Over 16’s £30.
T-shirts & Collections
Unfortunately t-shirts cannot be changed once the size has been specified when booking as they are made to order. T-shirts are available to collect from the hospice prior, see below for dates and times. Merchandise will also be available to buy on these days. If you do not collect your t-shirt from the hospice they will be available to pick up from registration on the day.
Saturday 5 August 10-4pm
Sunday 6 August 10-4pm
Hospice address: 565 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP3 8LX
T-shirt Size guide
Children’s - Age 3/4 t shirts are not availalbe. We recommend ordering age 5/6. Under 2’s do not receive a t shirt
Will there be parking?
We do not provide parking, but there are plenty of car parks and street parking around the park and in the town centre.
Discounted travel will be available with Ipswich Buses. You'll receive a voucher from us, nearer the time, which will entitle you to a single journey for £1 or £2 for the whole day on any bus route around Ipswich. Just show your voucher.
Where do I come on the day?
We advise that you arrive 30 minutes before your wave sets off to give you plenty of time to register and warm up.
Registration and the start/finish line are located in the centre of the park, by the children’s play area. Entry to the park is via the main gates on Bolton Lane, Park Road, Henley Road or Westerfield Road.
Are there any lockers/storage facilities to leave things at the start?
Yes. We are offering a bag drop which will be located close to registration and signposted should you wish to leave a bag there while you are taking part.The cost will be £2. Otherwise, please ensure you keep valuables and monies safe at all times during the event. In no event shall St Elizabeth Hospice be liable for participants/spectators property.
Will there be toilets?
Toilet facilities are available at the park. There will also be portaloo’s available to use during the event.
Will it be safe?
St Elizabeth Hospice is working in conjunction with Extreme Adventure Ltd and Suffolk County Council to ensure all aspects of the event are made safe. The bubbles do not contain any chemicals; the colorants are food colourings and are biodegradable. The hospice hires Woodbridge Medical Services who take care of the first aid provisions during the event.
The Bubble Rush race course is approximately 5km. It is not a race and is a non- competitive, non-timed event. Participants can walk, jog or run and bypass bubble stations if necessary.
Participants aged 16 years and under must take part alongside a paying adult and be accompanied throughout the event. School and youth groups who take part must have adequate supervision. Upon running through the Bubble Stations all children must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for their safety at this point.
Please wear sensible footwear.
On no account is alcohol to be brought into the event site or consumed during the event. St Elizabeth Hospice reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone under the influence of alcohol.
Is the route wheelchair and buggy friendly?
Yes it is. Those who are in wheelchairs or have buggies are welcome to take part. However due to the nature of the event, the location and some uneven terrain at Christchurch Park in Ipswich, we would advise to contact the hospice prior to booking for more details.
Please attach the rain cover on your pushchair if walking through bubbles.
If you would like to discuss further call 01473 723600 or email [email protected]
What do I need to wear?
Due to the ingredients used for the dyes in the bubbles these may stain clothing. It is the participant’s responsibility to come suitably dressed for the event. The event organisers take no responsibility for colour stains on any shoes or clothing. Refer to the terms and conditions.
Will there be any refreshments?
Refreshments will be available to buy and you are welcome to bring along a picnic to enjoy and make a day of it.
Can I bring pets?
No animals are allowed to take part or accompany participants along the route. If bringing a dog keep it on a lead and away from the Bubble Rush Course.
Do I have to be fit?
No, this event is suitable for all ages and abilities.
How old do I need to be?
Anyone of any age can take part. Anyone under the age of 17 must include the name and authorisation of the parent/guardian who will be accompanying them on their registration form.
Why do I have to register again at the end of the event?
Registering at the end ensures that everyone is accounted for. This way we will know if anybody is lost or missing. If you leave the walk early you must advise a member of the marshal team, who will be wearing high visibility jackets, or a member of staff on the registration desk.
If you raise £100 or more in sponsorship for taking part in Bubble Rush 2017, we will refund you your entrance fee!
Terms and conditions: if £100 or more is raised per person in sponsorship by the end of Friday 29th September, a refund will be issued for that person's event entry. All sponsorship money must be with St Elizabeth Hospice by this deadline in order to be eligible for this offer - sponsorship can be paid in by cash, cheque, or via the St Elizabeth Hospice Giving website.
You will be contacted by the administration team to arrange the refund method week ending the 6 October 2017.
St Elizabeth Hospice Giving Page
To help with your fundraising, why not set up an online St Elizabeth Hospice Giving fundraising page. It’s quick and easy to do - to get started, click here.
You can also download a paper Sponsor Form here. Please ensure each individual’s details are added. Gift Aid cannot be claimed without these.
Can I Gift Aid my donation?
You can ask each person that sponsors you to Gift Aid their donation by ticking the Gift Aid box on your sponsor form, if they are a UK taxpayer or pay Capital Gains Tax. For every £1 they donate, we receive an extra 25p.
How do I hand in my sponsor money?
Please send cheques to: Fundraising, St Elizabeth Hospice, 565 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP3 8LX. Alternatively, you can bring the money to the Ipswich hospice.
If you have set up a St Elizabeth Hospice Giving page, we automatically receive all donations made through the website, so you don't need to do anything!
Please do not bring sponsor money to the event. Deadline for sponsorship is the last working day of September 2017.
Is there any other way I can support the event/hospice?
Spread the word amongst your colleagues, family, friends and neighbours and get them signed up too.
I can't find an answer to my question, what do I do?
E: [email protected]
T: 01473 723600