Bubble Rush Bury St Edmunds FAQs

Bubble Rush Bury St Edmunds is coming back for its 2nd year after another amazing event last summer!

This year the event is Saturday 8 September!

Bubble Rush is a fantastic, fun-filled, family challenge in which anyone of any age can take part.

The 5k fabulously frothy course features five ‘bubble stations’ with bubble cannons which blasts participants with crazy-coloured bubbles, covering you in safe, frothy foam!

Each station jets out different coloured bubbles as you run, walk or dance along the route.

Before registering, please take a few minutes to read our terms and conditions here


The registration fee gives you:

  • Entrance to the Bubble Rush Experience
  • An exclusive Bubble Rush T-shirt
  • Bubble Rush Medal

If you have any more questions about this brilliantly bubbly event, please see below.


Bubble Rush 2019 Frequently Asked Questions

How far is the route?

The route is 5km in total which is around 3.5 miles. To complete the 5k you will need to go round the course twice, which means double the bubbles!

Can I run the route?

You can walk, run, jog, dance or skip round the route!

Where will the route take us?

The route will take you through Nowton Park. You will not have to go onto the road or leave the park.

Do I need to specify which wave I want to go in?

When you register, you will be asked which wave you want to set off with. Please choose from one of the following options:

Pink wave                   12.00pm start

Yellow wave               1.00pm start

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your start time to register, collect your wristband and t-shirt.

How much does it cost to take part?

We are offering 3 different registration fees. All ticket prices cover your entrance to the event, hospice admin, plus one t-shirt and one medal.

Early Bird:

Aged 2 and under – free (t-shirt not included)

Children (3-15 years) – £8.00

Adults (16+) – £13.00


Aged 2 and under – free (t-shirt not included)

Children (3-15 years) – £13.00

Adults (16+) – £18.00

On the Day:

Aged 2 and under – free (t-shirt not included)

Children (3-15 years) – £18.00

Adults (16+) – £23.00


T-shirts & Collections

Unfortunately t-shirts cannot be changed once the size has been specified on your booking as they are made to order. T-shirt collection dates and times will be sent out with your fundraising pack in advance.

If you do not collect your t-shirt from the collection point, they will be available to pick up on the day during your registration. Due to the t-shirts being held in storage, under no circumstances can anyone pick their t-shirt up other than the dates given in the fundraising pack or on the day of the event.

T-shirt size guide


Under 2’s do not receive a t-shirt

Age 3/4 t shirts are not available. We recommend ordering age 5/6

Age 5/6

Age 7/8

Age 9/11

Age 12/13

Age 14/15


S              (35”/37”)

M             (38”/40”)

L              (41”/43”)

XL           (44”/46”)

XXL         (47”/49”)

Will there be parking?

We do not provide parking, discounted travel will be available with Ipswich Buses. You’ll receive a voucher from us when collecting t-shirts from the hospice which will entitle you to a single journey for £1 or £2 for the whole day on any bus route around Ipswich. Just show your voucher.

Are there any lockers/storage facilities to leave things at the start?

No, please ensure you keep valuables and monies safe at all times during the event. In no event shall St Elizabeth Hospice be liable for participants/spectators property.

Will there be toilets?

Toilet facilities are available at the park. There will also be portaloo’s available to use during the event.

Will it be safe?

St Elizabeth Hospice is working in conjunction with Extreme Adventure Ltd and Suffolk County Council to ensure all aspects of the event are made safe. The bubbles do not contain any chemicals; the colorants are food colourings and are biodegradable. The hospice hires Woodbridge Medical Services who take care of the first aid provisions during the event.

The Bubble Rush race course is approximately 5km. It is not a race and is a non- competitive, non-timed event. Participants can walk, jog or run and bypass bubble stations if necessary. Please wear sensible footwear.

Participants aged 16 years and under must take part alongside a paying adult and be accompanied throughout the event. School and youth groups who take part must have adequate supervision. Upon running through the Bubble Stations, all children must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for their safety.

On no account is alcohol to be brought into the event site or consumed during the event. St Elizabeth Hospice reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone under the influence of alcohol.

Is the route wheelchair and buggy friendly?

Yes it is. Those who are in wheelchairs or have buggies are welcome to take part. However due to the nature of the event, the location and some uneven terrain at Christchurch Park, we would advise to contact the hospice prior to booking for more details.

Please attach the rain cover on your pushchair if walking through bubbles.

If you would like to discuss anything further, please call 01473 723600 or email bubblerush@stelizabethhospice.org.uk

What do I need to wear?

Due to the ingredients used for the dyes in the bubbles, these may stain clothing. It is the participant’s responsibility to come suitably dressed for the event. The event organisers take no responsibility for colour stains on any shoes or clothing. Refer to the terms and conditions.

Will there be any refreshments?

Refreshments will be available to buy and you are welcome to bring along a picnic to enjoy and make a day of it.

Can I bring pets?

No animals are allowed to take part or accompany participants along the route. If bringing a dog, please keep it on a lead and away from the Bubble Rush Course.

Do I have to be fit?

No, this event is suitable for all ages and abilities.

How old do I need to be?

Anyone of any age can take part. Anyone under the age of 17 must include the name and authorisation of the parent/guardian who will be accompanying them on their registration form.

Bubble Buster

If you raise £100 or more in sponsorship for taking part in Bubble Rush 2018, we will refund you your entrance fee!

Terms and conditions: if £100 or more is raised per person in sponsorship by Sunday 31st August 2019, a refund will be issued for that person’s event entry. All sponsorship money must be with St Elizabeth Hospice by this deadline in order to be eligible for this offer – sponsorship can be paid in by cash, cheque, or via a Just Giving page.

You will be contacted to arrange the refund method week commencing Monday 30th September 2019.

Just Giving Page

To help with your fundraising, why not set up an online Just Giving fundraising page. It’s quick and easy to do – to get started, click here.

You can also download a paper Sponsor Form here. Please ensure each individual’s details are added. Gift Aid cannot be claimed without these.

Can I Gift Aid my donation?

You can ask each person that sponsors you to Gift Aid their donation by ticking the Gift Aid box on your sponsor form, if they are a UK taxpayer or pay Capital Gains Tax.  For every £1 they donate, we receive an extra 25p.

How do I hand in my sponsor money?

Please send cheques to: Fundraising, St Elizabeth Hospice, 565 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP3 8LX.  Alternatively, you can bring the money in person to the Ipswich hospice.

If you have set up a Just Giving page, we automatically receive all donations made through the website, so you don’t need to do anything!

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