Bubble run offers non-competitive fun

Participants of Pomona’s Bubble Run dance and play in the bubbles along their route to the finish line on Saturday morning. A portion of the proceeds from the 5K go toward funding for research and treatment of cancer and other terminal illnesses. / photo by Kim Toth
Participants of Pomona’s Bubble Run dance and play in the bubbles along their route to the finish line on Saturday morning. A portion of the proceeds from the 5K go toward funding for research and treatment of cancer and other terminal illnesses. / photo by Kim Toth

Hailey Martinez
Staff Writer 

The Fairplex held a 5K Bubble Run Saturday, where participants had fun running, dancing and listening to music amid white fluffy bubbles. 

Roughly 200 children of all ages got creative with their outfits –  wearing colorful tutus, headbands and socks.

Vendors also offered a variety of food for participants. 

Many first-time runners participated in the untimed 5K race amid the nontoxic foamy fun. 

Upon arrival, they received special T-shirts and temporary Bubble Run tattoos, as well as race bibs with numbers. Racers were split into small groups with staggered start times. 

A portion of the proceeds from the $40 admission fee was earmarked for childhood cancers and terminal illnesses. 

“I am so excited,” said Kylie Wu, who works with Team Up for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “We decided to participate in the Bubble Run because we wanted to run through bubbles.”

“I actually used to be a college runner at Cal Poly Pomona,” said Anahi Betart, another participant.  “I graduated a year ago (and)  haven’t run since. (The Bubble Run) was a fun thing to do.”

The Fairplex  will host another Bubble Run event on Feb. 18. For more information, visit bubblerun.com/locations/pomona.

Hailey Martinez can be reached at hailey.martinez@laverne.edu

Anahi Betart and Tyler Pittman of Covina cross the finish line at the Bubble Run in Pomona on Saturday morning. A portion of the proceeds from the 5K go toward funding for research and treatment of cancer and other terminal illnesses. / photo by Kim Toth
Anahi Betart and Tyler Pittman of Covina cross the finish line at the Bubble Run in Pomona on Saturday morning. A portion of the proceeds from the 5K go toward funding for research and treatment of cancer and other terminal illnesses. / photo by Kim Toth
Participants of the Bubble Run at Pomona Fairplex starting the race by running through a wall of bubbles on Saturday morning. A portion of the proceeds from the 5K go toward funding for research and treatment of cancer and other terminal illnesses. / photo by Kim Toth
Participants of the Bubble Run at Pomona Fairplex starting the race by running through a wall of bubbles on Saturday morning. A portion of the proceeds from the 5K go toward funding for research and treatment of cancer and other terminal illnesses. / photo by Kim Toth
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Hailey Martinez is a junior journalism major with a photography minor. She is a staff writer for the Campus Times and a staff photographer for the Campus Times and La Verne Magazine.

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Kim Toth is a junior photography major and a staff photographer for the Campus Times and La Verne Magazine. Her work can be found in Instagram at @kim_t_photos and @kimberlytothphotos.

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