This is a terrific venue for a race, right in the middle of the BalloonFest. I’ve attended the BalloonFest in the past and it’s a magical event. Nothing like running a flat, fast 5k right in the middle of a bunch of balloons.
Date: Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Time: 8:30am 5k; 9:30am Kids Fun Run
Place: Statesville Regional Airport,
Address: 260 Hangar Dr, Statesville, NC
Distance: 5k (Flat and Fast Course running along with the balloons)
Mission: To raise community awareness of the impact you have in supporting Carolina BalloonFest, an organization raising funds for 2014 primary beneficiary is American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Statesville and other local charitable organizations. American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Statesville accepted $20k last year to continue their mission.
Carolina BalloonFest Celebrates 41 Years!
Come early and stay late! Stick around after the race and enjoy the rest of the festival activities which include and not limited to: Kids Zone with inflatables and challenges for all ages, enjoy live entertainment throughout the day, taste North Carolina’s fine wines and craft brews from our state vineyards and breweries, stroll the Artisan Village and Marketplace for unique gifts all while enjoying the Carolina autumn weather and the amazing sights and sounds of colorful hot air balloons.
To find out more about the Carolina Balloon Festival visit the Carolina BalloonFest website.
This course will be flat and fast. The race starts at the end of the runway and runs by several big NASCAR team drivers Hangars. These include Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, Turner Scott Motorsports, Red Horse Racing, Germain Racing, Furniture Row Racing, Swan Racing, Tommy Baldwin Racing, BK Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing and Penske Racing. The course exits the runway by the Lowes Corporate hangar and runs parallel with the runway to the turnaround. Runners will then retrace their steps to have a strong finish down the runway past the start line and finish in front of the second main stage and Balloon Rally staging area. All this, surrounded by multi-colored hot air balloons.
Online registration is available at Racing Toes. Or, you may download a registration form.
If mailing in your registration, please make checks payable to Racing Toes.
Mail paper registrations to:
PO Box 1392
Lincolnton, NC 28093
For more information, visit the race website and the race Facebook page.