Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

Sunday 30 April 2018, Bellahouston Park 

Supported by Glasgow City Council and Barr's Soft Drinks

Wave times 

The Bubble Rush will see around 4500 people taking part throughout the day. We have split the event into wave times which are as follows:

Red wave: 10am start time

Green wave: 10.45 start time 

Blue wave: 11.30am start time

We advise that if you have your t-shirt and number you should arrive approx 30 minutes before your start time and make your way to the warm-up area. The warm-up will start 10 minutes before your start time.

 If you have still to collect your t-shirt, we advise that you try to arrive anytime between 30 minutes to one hour before your start time to collect your t-shirt and race number.

Clothing 

The bubbles are coloured with food dye so may stain clothing. We advise you to wear clothes that are comfortable and not new. You have been provided with a Bubble Rush t-shirt for the event and you can attach your race number to this.

What else should I bring? 

A small backpack that you can take with you around the course to carry goggles, water and some wet wipes to clean up excess foam. We suggest bringing a change of clothes and shoes, as well as a towel, so you can dry off after the event.

We would advise putting your clothing items, in a plastic bag within your backpack to try to protect them from getting too wet.

Travel 

We advise that participants use public transport as much as they can when travelling to Bellahouston Park. We are going to see over 4500 people on the day who are travelling from all over Scotland to take part in this event, so it will be busy. You can find the best transport links on the following websites:

 http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

 http://www.spt.co.uk/

 https://www.stagecoachbus.com/

 If you are looking for directions to Bellahouston Park then you can find them by using one of the below links.

 https://www.google.co.uk/maps

 http://www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp

 The address of the park is:

Bellahouston Park

Dumbreck Road

Glasgow

G41 5BW

Parking 

If you must travel by car you can park at the Albion Car Park (part of Rangers Football Club) which can be found across from the stadium. Please be a courteous driver when parking, this ground has 900 spaces and we would like to get 900 vehicles parked in this area if required. Parking in this car park is at the owners own risk. The address for the car park is:

 Albion Car Park

Edmiston Drive

Glasgow

G51 2YU

Entering and Exiting the Park 

Enter Bellahouston Park from Dumbreck Road at the entrance across from Nithsdale Road.  Look out for “The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice” banners. As the Bubble Rush will go all around the park this is the entrance and exit you should use for easy accessibility

Toilets 

Adequate portable toilet facilities will be situated within the park next to the t-shirt collection point near the START.  If you need to get changed please please do so in the toilets provided.

T-shirt Collection

If you couldn’t make it along to the collection weekend and have still to get your t-shirts then we advise that you arrive approx. 30 minutes – 1 hour before your start time to give us plenty of time to get your t-shirt to you.

The t-shirt collection will be based near where you will enter the park from the Dumbreck Road/Nithsdale Road entrance. All you need is your name and we should have your details. If there are any queries just let us know.

 Race number 

You will receive a race number for the event when you collect your t-shirt. The race number will match the colour of the wave you have been placed in (Red, Green or Blue) Please ensure you join the correct wave.

 If you already have your race number, please make sure you complete the medical information on the reverse side before the event. Please then attach this onto your Bubble Rush t-shirt before taking part. If you have still to collect your t-shirt and race number, you will need to complete the medical information at the event before taking part.

Merchandise 

We encourage participants to dress up for the Bubble Rush. We have merchandise for sale to help you achieve this and look awesome on the day. We have available:

Coloured tutu

Sun visors

Sunglasses

Facepaints

Whistles

Inflatable Saxaphone

Start 

Once you have made your way into the park you can go to the warm-up area and get ready to go. The warm up will start approx. 10 minutes before your start time. You will then be lead to the starting point and off you go into the bubbles.

Finish 

Once you have made your way around the route and had fun in the bubbles you will eventually come to the finish line. Here you will collect your medal for taking part as a wee memento of your time at the bubble rush.

Photography and PR

We will have two photographers on the day taking pictures along the route for the hospice to use in future publicity. We will also have our social media staff who on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with some photos and live videos. Media and press photographers have been invited and may also be taking photographs on the day.

First Aid

First aid will be provided by the British Red Cross. Should you injure yourself or fall ill, please let a volunteer or member of staff know and we will get the first aid to attend to you.

FAQs

Is Bubble Rush timed? 

This is not a race and is definitely more about having fun rather than setting a personal best. 

How long will it take to finish? 

Each event starts with a group warm up to get you in the mood for bubbles, then you set off in a sea of foam.  It can take up to an hour to complete the course, depending on how much fun you’re having in the bubbles!

At the end of the course pick up your Bubble Rush medal and have your picture taken.

Are changing facilities available? 

The event will be taking place in a public area however portaloos will be available to get changed. 

What's in the foam?

The foam mixture we use is completely natural and safe. The dye in the foam gives vibrant colours, however it is a food dye and is water soluble so it is environmentally friendly too. The creamy foam has the same viscosity as water and does not contain any soap.

Slight stinging in your eyes may occur, however the pH balance is very low. Just be careful when wiping your eyes with your hands if they have frothy suds all over them. We suggest you pack some wet wipes to remove excess foam after you’ve finished in the bubbles, and having some towels to hand in the car for the journey home – or better still a change of clothes.

Bubble Rush have tested the foam mixture on many people without issue. The mixture that we use is drier than most foam; therefore you won’t be soaked and won’t be slipping around in the foam.

How deep is the foam? 

The bubble stations can be filled to a depth of four feet, so we recommend that you carry small children, hold the hand of older children and that they wear eye protection – swimming goggles are fine.

Bubble commandos will be shooting foam at us with cannons, isn't that dangerous? 

Our staff are fully trained and will not aim the foam directly at your face. They are there to make sure there are plenty of colourful bubbles and help you have a great time, safely.

Can we take part with a pushchair 

Yes, the foam is completely safe but just be aware that the foam could stain the fabric – so it’s OK to park up and carry your little ones through the foam.

Are children taking part?

Yes! Children under 14 years must be accompanied around the course by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

For their safety you should hold the hand of any child under five years when walking through the foam. Younger children can be carried.

Can I run with my dog? 

The Bubble Rush team loves dogs but only as spectators.  For the safety of all supporters we cannot allow any animals on the course.

Are cameras and phones safe? 

It’s a good idea to take some precautions to protect your device.  The foam is water based so if you stay in foam too long your devices may get wet. Also your hands will get wet so be careful not to drop that new smartphone into the foam.

What if someone gets lost at the event?

If you get lost in the park at the event, please don’t panic. Make a member of staff aware that you are lost or have lost a child. We also advise that anyone who is lost should make their way to the first aid unit near the finish line to be reunited with family or friends.

How do I raise sponsorship?

We ask that all participants try to raise any sponsorship that they can for their chosen hospice. There is no minimum amount, just try to raise what you can. You can collect sponsorship online via Just Giving at www.justgiving.com and you will also be sent sponsorship forms via email from the hospice.

Do I bring my sponsorship along on the day? 

We are very grateful for all the sponsorship that has been raised by the participants of the Bubble Rush. As you know, hospice care is a valuable service and we would like to thank you for helping us to raise funds.

We do ask that on the day of Bubble Rush that sponsorship is not brought along to the event, but your chosen hospice will be in touch after the event to advise you on how to send in your sponsorship and how long you have to do this.

If you think you have set-up a Just Giving page for the wrong hospice, please let me know and we can arrange a transfer of funds.

We hope you are looking forward to Bubble Rush and that you enjoy the event. 

Each hospice has a stand at the event so look out for us at the finish line and come along to talk to your chosen hospice and tell them all about your experience on the day. 

We look forward to seeing all your Baublers!