You’re having a bubble! Hundreds turn out for inaugural fundraising race

The inaugural Bubble Rush 5k in Huntingdon

The inaugural Bubble Rush 5k in Huntingdon - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people were covered head to foot in colourful bubbles at the inaugural Bubble Rush 5k run, which took place in Huntingdon on Sunday.

The event took place in Riverside Park and saw more than 650 people turn out to take part in the 5k run, with participants raising funds for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.

Tasha Auburn, marketing officer at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, said: “We are delighted with the success of this first year and the fact that, everyone including mums, dads, their children, grandparents, colleagues, groups of friends, a line dancing group and even the deputy mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr Jay Dyne, took part.”

Funds raised on the day are still being counted, with a final figure expected to be announced in the coming months. Organisers say a second event is already planned for next year.

Donna Talbot, director of fundraising at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, added: “We’d like to extend a big thank you to all those who took part, along with: race number sponsor’s Cambridge Networks; Huntingdon District Council who kindly worked alongside us to enable use of the Riverside Park, Tubby’s catering and Frank’s Ice’s who kindly donated contributions from their takings; Extreme Adventure who did a sterling job of managing the event safely and ensuring the day was sufficiently foam-filled; the many volunteers who helped us with marshalling and registrations; the local residents for making us so very welcome; and of course, the deputy mayor and mayoress for their support both before and during the event.”