$19.99 for one entry at Bubble Palooza (up to $43 value)
- Includes access to postevent Bubble Bash, packet of corn starch to throw in the air, and a bib and T-shirt
- Registration for kids younger than 7 is free<p>
The race begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, at Lake County Fairgrounds. Participants must preregister online 45 days in advance, and registration includes a Bubble Palooza bib and T-shirt, race number, and packet of corn starch to throw in the air. Shirts can be tie-dyed by running through bubbles. There is a mandatory insurance and foam contribution of $3.89 for all participants. See the FAQ.<p>
Prices vary depending on when a participant registers.<p>
Typically, bubbles are associated with getting something clean—they remove stains from clothes, or lift dirt from elbows. But at Bubble Palooza, bubbles experience a bit of an identity crisis. Here, relieved of their duty as degunkers and loaded up with non-toxic color, they help transform a three-mile route into a vibrant, foam-filled wonderland. Along that route, and oftentimes buried beneath bubbles, participants clad in white run, walk, and skip their way from one end of the course to the other. In the process, those same participants are blasted by a bubbly rainbow of foam, becoming magnets for the greens, blues, and other colors carried by a seemingly endless deluge of bubbles. After the event, the color-saturated participants gather to celebrate at the Bubble Bash, where they listen to music, dance, and attempt to lure an untamed bubble into coming home as their pet.