This weekend you can add some lather to the rinse and repeat of daily life. An exciting new running event called the Bubble Run is making its UAE debut in Dubai! On February 26, you can dash through a sea of foam, slippin’ and slidin’ through suds, and have a proper blast in Bluewaters Island. The 3km running race is the first of its kind to happen in the and it’s got runners bubbling with excitement.
Gigantic canons will shoot colourful foam and bubbles on runners as they jog around Ain Dubai and the manicured walking paths of Bluewaters. If the idea of blowing through fluffy foam doesn’t sound compelling enough, then the fact that the Bubble Run is a non-competitive run should do the trick.
That’s right, the only motivation to participate in this 3km race is to have fun and embrace your inner child. Haven’t we all chased soapy spheres as kids or spattered our siblings with foam while washing dishes? No, just me? Either way, the Bubble Run is a great avenue to burst a few bubbles (in a good way) and release feel-good endorphins without the stress of proving your athleticism.
Besides oodles of enthusiasm, runners are advised to bring sunglasses to protect their peepers from soapy suds and a towel and shoes as you’ll be soaked by the end. But the fun doesn’t end there — you’ll find yourself running straight into a bubble bath of a party. A live DJ, vendors and tonnes more of foam and bubbles will keep the celebration going.
Registrations for Bubble Run are open until February 24, and tickets start from AED 190.
The four-hour event starts at 7:30am and wrap up at 11:30am. Sign up here.
Although the race isn’t competitive, runners who finish the foamy circuit get a finisher’s medal, a temporary tattoo and a commemorative t-shirt.