Carolina BalloonFest 5k and Kids Fun Run

1 Mile

Event Date

Sun, Oct 18, 2015


Statesville, NC

About This Activity

New for 2015:

Disposable bibs, Long Sleeve Race Shirt, Text Msg results and MORE!

Mission:  To raise community awareness of the impact you have in supporting Carolina BalloonFest, an organization raising funds for Non Profit Organizations like 'American Cancer Society-Relay for Life of Statesville' and other local non profit organizations.  American Cancer Society-Relay for Life of Statesville accepted $20k last year to continue their mission.

Carolina BalloonFest Celebrates 42 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:

Course:  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.  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 WHILE VIEWING THESE MAGNIFICENT COLORED HOT AIR BALLOONS.

Race Entry Fees:
Race registration includes admission to the festival all day ($15 value), free parking, race tshirt, and lawn seating for the afternoon concert.

Tshirts are guaranteed through Oct 1st.  After October 1st, they are available on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.

Additional festival tickets can be purchased at a discount for family member and spectators of racers via the Carolina BalloonFest website.  

All spectators/family members will need to ticket to enter the festival/race.

Kids 12 years and under:  Free

Adults and children 13 years and up:  $10 early, day of the event $15

If mailing in your registration, please make checks payable to Racing Toes.

Mail paper registrations to:
Racing Toes
PO Box 1392
Lincolnton, NC 28093

Parking:  Please park at 260 Hangar Dr, Statesville, NC 28625, grass field parking located next to the venue (tell them you are with the 5k running event and they will point you in the right direction)

Timing System:  Chip timing will be provided by Racing Toes.

Packet Pick-up and Will Call:

Saturday, October 17th from 1pm-5pm at the following location:

Thorlos Foot Friendly Outlet Store
1525B Cinema Drive
Statesville, NC 28625

Sunday (race day), October 18th from 6:30am-8:00am at race site:  Statesville Regional Airport, 260 Hangar Dr, Statesville, NC.

Large Tent will be positioned at the cross walk from the parking area into the festival area.  Racers bib and goodie bags along with festival general admission tickets will be near this location as well.

Awards:  Awards for TOP 3 overall male and female and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each age group for the 5k

Each child will receive a finishers medal for the Kids Fun Run.

Sponsorship Opportunities:  Please email or if interested in sponsoring this event.

Volunteers:  If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email or

Take part in this family fun event and make a difference in someone else's life 'AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY-RELAY FOR LIFE OF STATESVILLE'

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