Bubble RUN Honolulu

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Poorly managed - by , 12/18/2017
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Short version: This is literally the most poorly managed race I've ever done. I was pretty annoyed with all the hassles last year, so was on the fence about doing it again. But even though it is only a month away, they don't seem to be doing any better this year. On their FB page, you see a lot of complaints, but only if you look fast, because they delete them quickly and then block those of us who dared to say anything. Aside from my frustrations with their lack of organization, the race itself is meant for people who LOVE to have kids underfoot. Even if you don't bring any kids with you, you'll be tripping over kids the whole way. They have rules but no one follows them and no one enforces them. If you are looking for an easy walk with a few mounds of bubbles to walk through (ours were NOTHING like the photos) than this might be a fun way for you to spend your morning. Although PLEASE don't pay full price! They kept extending "sales" up until the day before the race. If you happen to hit one of the few days it isn't on sale, just wait. Slightly longer version: They had messed up a bunch of registrations, so even though we went to packet pickup the day before the race, we still had to do race day packet pickup. They charge an extra $5 for that but we were assured we wouldn't have to pay it. Of course, when we got there, they wanted to charge us. And then they didn't have the merchandise we had pre-paid for. We honestly spent more time dealing with their mistakes than we spent on the course. This year, they don't have packet pickup info on the website, even though it is only a month away. Since I don't drive and don't live out in Kapolei (the race is NOT in Honolulu, no matter what their website says), I'm not interested in committing to getting to an unknown location so I emailed them to ask. I'm not sure if they are really so disorganized that they honestly don't know or are so obnoxious that they just won't say, but I was simply told they would send the info 2 weeks before the race. No longer on the fence. I won't be doing this race again.
RaceThread.com Bubble RUN Honolulu

RaceThread.com Saratoga Ave. & Hornet St., Kapolei, Hawaii, 96707, United States

Obstacle/Adventure: 5K Novelty Run/Walk

RaceThread.com Saturday, January 20th, 2018

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If you’ve done a traditional 5K, you know they can be a bit lackluster. But the BUBBLE RUN™ is like running through Willy Wonkas’ factory.

Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! Waves start every 3-5 minutes. Then, at each kilometer, participants will run through the Foam Bogs where there is enough colored foam to cover you from head to toe!

Bubble-teers and charity partners will also be there to help make sure you get your share of the frothy goodness. Each of the four Foam Bogs are represented by different colored foam. So what if you should accidentally “taste the whimsey?” They don’t taste as great as they are fun, but not to worry. The foam is 100% safe.

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Short version: This is literally the most poorly managed race I've ever done. I was pretty annoyed with all the hassles last year, so was on the fence about doing it again. But even though it is only a month away, they don't seem to be doing any better this year. On their FB page, you see a lot of complaints, but only if you look fast, because they delete them quickly and then block those of us who dared to say anything.

Aside from my frustrations with their lack of organization, the race itself is meant for people who LOVE to have kids underfoot. Even if you don't bring any kids with you, you'll be tripping over kids the whole way. They have rules but no one follows them and no one enforces them. If you are looking for an easy walk with a few mounds of bubbles to walk through (ours were NOTHING like the photos) than this might be a fun way for you to spend your morning. Although PLEASE don't pay full price! They kept extending "sales" up until the day before the race. If you happen to hit one of the few days it isn't on sale, just wait.

Slightly longer version: They had messed up a bunch of registrations, so even though we went to packet pickup the day before the race, we still had to do race day packet pickup. They charge an extra $5 for that but we were assured we wouldn't have to pay it. Of course, when we got there, they wanted to charge us. And then they didn't have the merchandise we had pre-paid for. We honestly spent more time dealing with their mistakes than we spent on the course. This year, they don't have packet pickup info on the website, even though it is only a month away. Since I don't drive and don't live out in Kapolei (the race is NOT in Honolulu, no matter what their website says), I'm not interested in committing to getting to an unknown location so I emailed them to ask. I'm not sure if they are really so disorganized that they honestly don't know or are so obnoxious that they just won't say, but I was simply told they would send the info 2 weeks before the race. No longer on the fence. I won't be doing this race again.

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Obstacle/Adventure: Short - 5K Novelty Run/Walk.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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