Sunday 16th May 2021

POSTPONED FROM 31 May 2020: Following the government guidance on mass gatherings we have been trying to find a new date for Bubble Rush-Leicester, which was due to take place on 31st May. However this has not been possible, and so we have no alternative but to postpone the event.

But the bubbles will be back next year and we hope you’ll get involved and support Leicester Hospitals Charity.

The new date for this event is Sunday 16th May 2021, at Abbey Park.

If you have already signed up your tickets have been automatically transferred to next year’s event.
An email with more information has been sent to everyone who has already signed up.

We’re so sorry we can’t bring you the bubbly fun this year, but we hope to see you all in the bubbles in 2020.

Thank you for your understanding.

We’re super-excited to be bringing Bubble Rush to Leicester!

Bubble Rush is a fun run with a difference – lots of coloured bubbles!

You’ll start in a sea of foam and then take on four different coloured bubble stations, where foam canons create an incredi-bubble 4ft bubble bath!  

Don’t worry if you’re not a runner!

It’s not a race!  You can run, walk, toddle or dance your way around the family-friendly course.  The most important thing is that you finish with a smile on your face! 🙂

The event isn’t timed, so you’re not racing against anyone and there’s no time limit. 

The Route

Bubble Rush is for everyone!

Bubble Rush is perfect for families and groups of all ages and abilities.

 The course is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, and there’s no minimum or maximum age limit.

The course is two laps of 2.5km, meaning that you’ll go through each bubble station twice – that’s DOUBLE the BUBBLES!

And new for 2020 – we’ve added bubbles to the finish too! 

Do it for Leicester Children's Hospital Appeal!

Bubble Rush – Leicester is organised in partnership with Leicester Children’s Hospital Appeal.

Our children deserve the best…

Leicester’s Hospitals runs one of the largest children’s acute service in the country and has the second-highest number of specialists for children. Yet, the East Midlands is the only region in England that doesn’t have a dedicated children’s hospital. From emergency to maternity, surgeries to cancer care, children from across the East Midlands receive care from birth through to adulthood.

 These services are spread across different sites and often mixed in with adult services. Patients, families, carers, doctors and nurses often have to move between our hospitals. This can be extremely stressful creating a disjointed experience and am inefficient service. Having services split across two sites can also delay diagnosis and treatment, increase complications and increase a child’s length of stay.

Please help us to change the lives of children like Hope and together with the help of Bubble Rush – Leicester we can do them proud.

Hope’s Story:   The past two years have been difficult for four-year-old Hope and her family. 

Hope has spent most of her life in hospital. She was born with a congential condition where her major organs are reversed, and only half of her heart works—she has a double left ventricle with a transposition of the main artery.

The complexity of her condition means that her care needs to be coordinated between specialties located at the LRI and Glenfield, meaning stressful journeys between our sites for Hope and her parents. Hope also currently suffers with a very low immune system which means that a simple cold that could take hold of Hope for months, and after every surgery she has been faced with life-threatening infections. Hope’s dad, Andy, says “Our Hope was originally given a zero life expectancy,  she has already beaten this, but for how long we don’t know.”

The new Leicester Children’s Hospital will ensure the care Hope needs is all on one site, improving coordination between specialities.

We would be delighted if you could include some fundraising or make a donation as part of your preparation for Bubble Rush-Leicester.  Your ticket price only covers the cost of putting on the event.  However, all proceeds from fundraising, event sponsorship and event day activities, including bag drop and merchandise sales will go directly to the Leicester Children’s Hospital Appeal. 

  • Abbey Park
    LE4 5AQ
Bring on the bubbles!

Come on Leicester, let’s get bubbly!  We can’t wait to see you all in the bubbles in May!



Before you book:

Bubble Rush is not your usual fun run, so please read the Terms and Conditions for Bubble Rush before signing up. 
In particular we ask you to note the following:

Under 15’s must be accompanied by a paying, participating adult. 

An official Bubble Rush t-shirt is included in the price of the ticket so please choose the size and quantity before you check out.  All finishers also receive a Bubble Rush medal.

Please note that children under the age of 3 can take part free of charge but don’t receive a t-shirt or medal.

After you have registered for Bubble Rush you will receive an email from Leicester Hospitals Charity with details about fundraising as part of your preparation for the event. Thank you in advance for your support!

All participants understand that they cannot use their place in this event to promote or fundraise for any other charity.

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