What is Bubble 5K?

Bubble 5K is a fun run, walk, or dance for everyone: The event is not timed, so there is no competition and no pressure to do anything other than have fun! Around the course there are four Bubble Stations, each has a large foam cannon with lots and lots of coloured bubbles.

How long is the course?

The course is usually 5K (or 3.1 miles), but the exact length depends on the event venue.

Is the Bubble 5K timed?

This is not a race and is definitely more about having fun than setting a personal best. However if you want to clock your time please feel free to use your favourite running app or watch.

How long will it take to finish?

Each event starts with an awesome fun warm up to get you in the mood for bubbles, participants are set off in wave times. This is for safety reasons.

It can take up to an hour to complete the course, depending on how much fun you’re having in the bubbles!

At the end of the course pick up your Bubble 5K exclusive medal and have your photo taken. #Bubble5k #BubblyAwesomeness

What does the entry fee cover?

You will receive a white t-shirt to wear through the bubbles – we guarantee it won’t be white at the end! Every Bubbler finishing the course gets a Bubble 5K medal to show off to friends and family.

Each event we organise across the U.K we look to support a local charity. If you are a charity interested in working with the Bubble 5K team please send us an email. yazmin@swiftrunevents.com

Teams Discounts?

We offer team discount prices for any team with a minimum of 4 entrants, but there’s no size limit, so bring the whole office, sports club, friends and family!

What should I wear?

Where what you feel comfortable inn, – please be aware that the coloured foam can stain clothing so we recommend that you don’t come along in your best clothes. We definitely encourage colourful fancy dress! All of our events offer coloured merchandise shop we sell tutus, headbands and sunglasses and of course loads of Bubbles on the day of the event.

Protect your eyes while running through the bubble stations. If you’re bringing children with you, we recommend packing some swimming goggles or sunglasses.

What else should I bring?

Its a good idea to bring a change of clothes and shoes, as well as a towel, so you can  keep dry after the event.

What’s in the foam?

The foam mixture we use is completely natural and safe. The dye in the foam gives vibrant colours, however it is a food dye and is water soluble so it’s environmentally friendly too. In fact the creamy foam has the same viscosity as water and does not contain any soap at all

Slight stinging in your eyes may occur, however the pH balance is very low. Just be careful when wiping your eyes with your hands if they have frothy suds all over them. We suggest you pack some wet wipes to remove excess foam after you’ve finished in the bubbles, and having some towels to hand in the car for the journey home – a change of clothes is also a good idea!

We have tested the foam mixture on all manner of humans without issue. The mixture that we use is drier than most foam; therefore you won’t be soaked and won’t be slipping around in the foam.

How deep is the foam?

The bubble stations can be filled to a depth of 4 feet, so we recommend that you carry small children, hold the hand of older children and that they wear eye protection – swimming goggles are fine!

Our event team are fully-trained and will not aim the foam directly at your face. They are there to make sure there are plenty of colourful bubbles and help you have a great time, safely. Your safety is our priority.

Can children take part in Bubble 5K?

Kids love Bubble 5K! They are very welcome long as they can manage the distance and can finish the event. Children under 16 must be accompanied around the course by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.
For their safety you should hold your the hand of any child under 5 when walking through the foam. Younger children can be carried.

Can we take part with a Pushchair?

No problem! The foam is completely safe but just be aware that the foam could stain the fabric – so it’s OK to park up and carry your little ones through the foam. Some of the parks may be easier than others to push the pushchairs. We always try and make the event as accessible as possible.

Can I run with my dog?

The Bubble Rush team loves dogs but only as spectators. For the safety of all Bubblers we cannot allow any animals on the course.

Are cameras and phones safe?

It’s a good idea to take some precautions to protect your device. The foam is water based so if you stay in foam too long your devices may get wet. Also your hands will get wet so be careful not to drop that new smartphone into the foam.

Is there a charitable aspect to the Bubble 5K?

Yes. We partner with at least one local charity for each event location. You can find the charities for your location by going to the Event page.

What is your refund policy?

All entry fees are non-refundable, check the registration form or hospice event page for detailed Terms and Conditions.

As stated in the waiver there are no refunds due to acts of God. we do have a plan to keep the bubble fun going in the event of rain, but be aware that because of the foam component of Bubble 5K, if there are heavy rains/winds forecast there is a chance the race will need to be rescheduled.

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