Don't miss out on the foamy fun...

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity's Bubble Rush 5K - a bubble-tastic fun-run for all the family - returns to Huntingdon's Riverside Park for a third year, on Saturday 21 July.

There are some exciting new additions to the colourful event for both the younger, and older, kids in the family this summer

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity has just announced that 'Finn the Bubble Fish' will be making his first ever appearance at this Huntingdon fun-run. The bright-sky-blue fish with dark blue fins and red-rimmed sunglasses is looking forward to meeting his younger fans and is inviting them to become 'Finn's Friends' before the day takes place. Children who register will be sent a special 'Finn's Friends' bubble-pack which includes The Bubble-izer (a fun way to keep track of sponsorship raised), a colour-in Sponsorship Money Saving Box and a colouring-in picture which can be sent back for public display.

Another new addition for 2018, will be the amazing 'Incredi-bubble' - a clear PVC igloo, full of blowing bubbles and the smell of bubble gum, which 'Bubblers' can climb into, for fun and selfies, before or after their 5K fun-run.

Senior Events Officer, Tasha Hills, comments: "We've nearly sold out Wave 1 - which takes place at 10.30am and we're expecting that Wave 2 at 12.00pm, Wave 3 at 1.30pm and Wave 4 at 3.00pm will quickly follow suit.

"Bubble Rush 5K is such a brilliant fun family activity for summer There's five foam stations on the 5K course which lines the riverside and they pump out 30 cubic metres of yellow, green, blue, pink and white foam per minute. Everyone really gets in the spirit and will be wearing colourful tutus, sunglasses, neon headbands, fun visors and lei flower garlands as they run, jog, walk, dance, hop, wheel or push-chair the 5K route. Now, with 'Finn the Fish' and the 'Incredi-bubble' added to the line-up, I'm not sure how we could possibly squeeze any more fun in"

Philippa Hickman from Haddenham took part last year for the first time, with her sister from Bury St Edmunds. She can't wait to take part again and says it's a great event for the local community:
"Bubble Rush is such a well-planned event and it's got a lovely vibe. Anyone can take part - little people to older people, fit or unfit, pushchair or wheel chair - everyone cheers you on and gives you a boost when you're out of breath. People you don't know will be talking to you - it's like one big family

She explains why the whole family are so pleased to get involved: "We did Bubble Rush for the first time, last year and it was great fun. It's a family thing for us - without the support of the Hospice we'd have been lost - so we're very passionate about giving back to the Hospice in any way we can.

Arthur Rank Hospice provides vital services to thousands of people who need its specialist end-of-life care at the Hospice in Cambridge and in patient's own homes through the Arthur Rank Community team. The Hospice needs to secure 7.45 million every year to deliver services free of charge to patients and their families. About half of this comes from statutory sources, with the remainder raised thanks to the whole-hearted fundraising efforts of the wider local community who are motivated to ensure that the work of the hospice continues, by taking part and supporting events like the Charity's Bubble Rush 5K.

Registrations is 20.00 for adults and 10.00 for children with each wave due to be closed off as it fills up. Sign up online at or over the phone by calling Arthur Rank Hospice Charity on 01223 675888. Registration fee includes a t-shirt, medal and a bottle of water. Family, friends and colleagues can form teams of up to 10 members if they wish, or individuals can sign up by themselves and will be given an equally bubbly welcome For information on sponsorship and volunteering opportunities, please contact the Hospice's Events Team on 01223 675891.

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