Thousands take the Bubble Rush of excitement

More than 2,000 people of all ages took part as the Fylde coast's first Bubble Rush brought a rush of excitement to Blackpool's Lawson's Showground '“ and a bumper boost to the coffers of Brian House children's hospice.

Sunday, 2nd April 2017, 4:12 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:30 pm
Off and running in the Bubble Rush in aid of Brian House
Off and running in the Bubble Rush in aid of Brian House

Organisers hope the colourful event will bring in up to £50,000 for the children’s hospice in its 21st birthday year.

Participants ran or walked through mounds of bright foam and by the end their white Bubble Rush T-shirts were totally coloured in on Saturday afternoon.

Linzi Young, head of fund raising for Trinity Hospice and Brian hHouse said: “When we launch a new event we never know quite what to expect but Bubble Rush really surpassed all expectations.

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Off and running in the Bubble Rush in aid of Brian House

“We were originally hoping for 1,000 runners and got more than double, and it was such a happy group of people.

“There were big groups of families and friends taking part together, with participants aged from under five to over 80.

“Several Hospice staff members took part and also helped the team of volunteers who made sure everything went to plan.

“Many asked if we would do it again next year - watch this space!

Some of the participants in the Bubble Rush in aid of Brian House

“A huge thank you to everyone who got involved this time - either as a runner or a volunteer - it really was a fantastic day.”

The only slight hitch to the event was that the promised medals for everyone who took part were unavailable because of a supply problem but badges were handed out instead and organisers have said their medals will follow.

Linzi added: “It was a bit of a last minute worry but everyone was great about it.”

The next birthday event for Brian House is the Blackpool 10k next month, when around 2,000 serious and fun runners will race along the Promenade, and Trinity Hospice will stage its third annual Colour Splash paint run on the beach from Starr Gate to St Annes in July.

Fun all the way in the Rubble Rush in aid of Brian House

Entry details for both of those events are at www.trinityhospice.co.uk

Off and running in the Bubble Rush in aid of Brian House
Some of the participants in the Bubble Rush in aid of Brian House
Fun all the way in the Rubble Rush in aid of Brian House