Runners of all ages are invited to participate – and raise funds for Acorns Hospice – as the world’s foamiest family fun run comes to Birmingham for the first time in less than a month!
Previously held at other West Midlands locations, this year Longbridge’s Cofton Park will host the Acorns Bubble Rush – a 5km course through multicoloured bubbles – on Saturday 20th July.
Funds raised will go to Acorns Children’s Hospice who care for children and support for their families across Birmingham and the West Midlands.
Rachel Farrington, Acorns Events Officer, is urging people to sign up now and take advantage of an early bird ticket offer which ends on Sunday 9th June.
She said: “We’re so excited to bring Birmingham’s first ever Bubble Rush to the city this summer – 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!”
There will also be 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 870 children and over 1,140 families, including those who are bereaved.
Be a bubbler!
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.
Tickets 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.