There is less than a month to go until the world’s foamiest family run comes to Birmingham for the very first time.
Acorns Bubble Rush, which is taking place at Birmingham’s Cofton Park on Saturday 20 July, will see hundreds of bubblers (also known as participants) run, walk or jog around a 5km course through reams of multi-coloured bubbles.
The soapy spectacular is being held to raise funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice and the charity’s care for children and families across Birmingham and the West Midlands.
Rachel Farrington, Acorns Events Officer, urged people to sign up now!
She said: “We’re so excited to bring Birmingham’s first ever Bubble Rush to the city this month – it promises to be a day to remember! It’s a popular event so I’d encourage everyone to sign up now and avoid disappointment.
“It doesn’t matter whether you’re a runner or not, you can take the course at whatever pace suits you – zoom through at lightning speed, or float slowly along with the bubbles, whatever works for you!”
The event will feature merchandise and accessory stalls, a free Bubble Rush t-shirt and finish line medal.
Rachel added: “The Bubble Rush is not only heaps of fun – every penny raised will make a real difference to the children and families we support. It costs Acorns about £27,000 every day to fund our care, so events like Bubble Rush are vital to help us continue our work.”
Acorns provides specialist palliative care to children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions across Birmingham and the West Midlands, and support for their families.
In the past year, the charity has provided care to more than 780 children and over 1,220 families, including those who are bereaved.
Tickets for Acorns Bubble Rush are now available, priced £19 for adults (16+), £9.50 for children (3-15 years). Family tickets (2 adults + 2 children) are also available, priced £54. Under 3s run for free.
Ticket prices cover the cost of the event, but every pound raised in sponsorship goes directly to supporting local children and families. Star Bubblers who raise £100 or more for Acorns will also be entered into a prize draw to win a family pass to Alton Towers.