New bubble race is coming to Leeds for first time

Bubble Rush is coming to Leeds.
Bubble Rush is coming to Leeds.
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RUNNERS from across Leeds will be bursting to have a pop at an exciting new event.

The first ever Bubble Rush is coming to the city this spring, with an event planned at Harewood House.



The race will help raise thousands of pounds for St Gemma’s Hospice and will see runners take on a 5k course, passing through four bubble stations along the way.

Several high-powered foam cannons will blow out 30 cubic metres of frothy coloured bubbles every minute, creating 4ft high bubble walls.

Nicola Woodgate, head of marketing and communications at the hospice in Moortown, said: “A trained team of bubble blasters will man the foam cannons to make sure you get covered in coloured frothy foam.

“You can run on your own, as a family, with friends or colleagues, as a way to support the hospice or in memory of someone who has brought colour into your life.”

The run is open to everyone and is pushchair friendly.

Participants can walk, jog or run the route.

St Gemma’s Hospice is one of the biggest hospices in Yorkshire and helps support hundreds of local people suffering from cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

The hospice team organises a number of fundraising events around Leeds throughout the year to help them raise vital cash to keep the facility going.

The Bubble Rush takes place on Saturday April 23.

Individual and family tickets are available online.