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    Carolina BalloonFest 5k and Kids Fun Run

    new-cbf-logo-with-5k.pngDate:  Sunday, October 19th, 2014
    Time:  8:30am 5k; 9:30am Kids Fun Run
    Place:  Statesville Regional Airport,
    260 Hangar Dr
    Statesville, NC
    Distance:  5k (Flat and Fast Course running along with the balloons)





    Just added:  5k Corporate Tent Challange Click HERE for more information

    NEW FOR 2014:  

    • LIVE RACE RESULTS EMAILED TO YOU PERSONALLY (must use online registration)
    • Register between September 25th-30th for the 5k or Kids Fun Run and be entered to win a Hot Air Balloon ride for 2 people on Friday, October 17th during the sponsor ride as well as weekend passes.  


    Mission:  To raise community awareness of the impact you have in supporting Carolina BalloonFest, an organization raising funds for 2014 primary beneficiary '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:  www.carolinaballoonfest.com

    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.  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 WHILE VIEWING THESE MAGNIFICENT COLORED HOT AIR BALLOONS. 

    View 5k Course Map

    View Kids Fun Run Map

    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 12 years and up:  $10 early, day of the event $15

    Purchase Tickets for Family Members Here


    Early Bird Special Pricing:  $15.00 for the 5k before July 31st!  Register early and SAVE! 



    Before Sept 1st

    Sept 2nd thru
    Oct 1st

    Oct 2nd
    til race day





    Kids Fun Run




    Entry Fees are non-refundable.
    Early registration guarantees event shirt.  Late registration shirts available while supplies last.









    Register Online Here


    Printable Registration Form

    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.

    Pack Pick-up and Will Call:

    Friday, October 17th and Saturday, October 18th from 1pm-5pm at the following location:

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

    Sunday (race day), October 19th 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 overall male and female and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each age group for the 5k

    1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall male and female awards will be $100, $50, and $25 from Charlotte Running Company, Mooresville location.

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

    Sponsorship Opportunities:  Please email cameron_beddingfield@yahoo.com or info@racingtoes.com if interested in sponsoring this event.

    Volunteers:  If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email cameron_beddingfield@yahoo.com or info@racingtoes.com

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