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.
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