Blair's Balloons for Hope 5K


Event Date

Sun, Jun 14, 2015


Andover, MN


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5K Run/Walk - Adult Individual Registration

$20 $25 Closed

5K Run/Walk - Child Registration (ages 5-12)

$15 $15 Closed

About This Activity

The 4th annual Blair's Balloons for Hope 5K takes place on a scenic, loop course through Bunker Hills Regional Park. Participants receive a helium-filled balloon on which they may write a wish, prayer, favorite quote, a drawing, or can leave blank if they so wish!  With their balloon in hand (or pinned/tied on), participants will start on the north end of the park and continue through rolling, wooded trails, crossing over the serene Bunker Lake, natural grasslands, bypassing Bunker Beach and wave pool, and more! A great mix of sun and shade for a comfortable run or walk! There are a couple small hills and a few curves throughout the course. You finish the race coming downhill past Veterans Memorial and through the celebratory balloon arch!  Upon completion of the race, each participant may add any final wishes to their event balloon and place under the balloon release net.  When all participants have completed the event and carried their balloon across the finish line, all balloons will be released in a moment of silence for the little ones we have lost.
Post race refreshments and live DJ will be there to motivate you across the finish line!! The event also includes pre-race refreshments, FREE t-shirt, finishers medal, chip timing, and USATF course sanctioning.
The Blair's Balloons for Hope 5K is about bringing friends and families together to promote health and support local families and children in need!  100% of the proceeds will go to Blair's Tree of Hope; a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports families who have a child who has been hospitalized with a life-threatening illness.  The event and organization are 100% volunteer-operated.  To get involved please contact us at
We thank you for your support!!

Event details and schedule

Check In/Same-Day Registration: 9-10am

Race Start time: 10am

Balloon Release: 11:15am (approximately)

Please NOTE: Bunker Hills is a regional park and there is a $5 vehicle fee per day, unless you have an annual regional park permit.  Please be prepared to pay upon entering the park.

We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes prior to the race start time.  Strollers are welcome and any children under age 5 may accompany an adult at no charge.  Dogs on leashes are also allowed, however we will ask that you start last out of a courtesy for our other runners.

Course map coming soon!!

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