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Helen & Douglas House Bubble Rush – Oxford

7th June

  • 7/06/2020 - 7/06/2020
  • Run
  • Oxfordshire

Helen & Douglas House Bubble Rush – Oxford

7th June

  • 7/06/2020 - 7/06/2020
  • Run
  • Oxfordshire







We wanted to update you on some news concerning registration for the Oxford Bubble Rush on 7th June 2020. As you can imagine, we have been closely monitoring the developing situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Government advice on mass gatherings. In the light of recent Government announcements, it seems likely that emergency measures will still be in place in early June.

We have therefore taken the decision to postpone our Bubble Rush event on June 7th. We’re sorry for any disappointment this may cause. The good news is that we have a new date and venue for the Oxford Bubble Rush and it is now scheduled to take place at:

Date: Saturday 5th September 2020
Two waves available: 10am or 11am
Location: Cutteslowe Park, Harbord Road

Take part in the Oxford Bubble Rush, a frothy 5k family fun run with a difference - thousands of multi-coloured bubbles raising money for your local children’s hospice. With entry open to all ages, it’s up to you whether you walk, run, or even toddle the family-friendly route in Oxford. 

Whichever you choose, you’ll burst through four stations with cannons pumping bubbles up to four feet high, and get covered from head to toe in colourful, light, foamy bubbles. The route will be two x 2.5km, meaning you get covered in bubbles a fantastic eight times! If 5k is too far, do not worry, you can peel off after one loop. Pushchairs and wheelchairs are more than welcome.

This event is suitable for all ages from the very young to the most senior. Under 16's should be accompanied by a paying adult.

Take a look at last year's Bubble Rush photos

Thanks to the Oxford Photographic Society for supplying us with so many wonderful photos from our last year's Bubble Rush.

  • Included in your ticket price is a Zumba warm-up before the race, a selfie tent, an “Incredibubble” tent along with music and entertainment.
  • Everyone taking part will receive a free t-shirt (except for under 3’s who are free) and a special Bubble Rush medal when you cross the finish line, all included in your entrance fee.
  • Stay on afterwards to enjoy bubbly activities in our event village for a great morning of foamy fun.
  • There will also be food, drink, ice-cream, glitter face-painting and merchandise available to buy.

Bubble Rush Oxford highlights:

The Bubble Rush mirrors the ethos of our charity by celebrating living life to the full and bringing smiles and laughter to everyone taking part. Pushchairs and wheelchairs are more than welcome.

The money you raise at our 2020 Bubble Rush event could pay for our sibling support programme for one year so that children facing a future without their brother or sister can come together to play and discuss their feelings with others going through the same thing.

Why should you sign up for a day's bubble run in aid of Helen & Douglas House?

Your participation in our Bubble Rush is going to make a real difference to local terminally ill children and their families. It costs £3.6 million a year to run our hospice and provide our outreach nursing service to help families at home and we cannot do this without your help.

Summer’s Mum Gemma said 'For Summer coming to Helen & Douglas House is a chance for her to be independent and safe also she gets to enjoy activities she can’t always do.

Summer also likes the staff and the fact they're so willing with everything she wants to do even dressing up with her! Because of Summer’s night seizures and the very high risk of SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) we do not sleep at all most nights which makes it harder for us to rest and switch off. The help from Helen & Douglas House lets us do this knowing Summer is being well looked after safe and enjoying herself.'

Want to do more for your local children's hospice? Find out more about becoming a community fundraising volunteer