Run With The Balloons! 5K & 10K Run with the hot air balloons during the morning launch

Harvard Balloon Fest Run Results

Congratulations to the winners and all those that completed!

5K Walk

5K Race

10K Race


Hello Participants, we’re all very excited about our new event and looking forward to seeing everyone next Saturday. Rest assured, while Hot Air Balloon launches are VERY subject to weather conditions, the 5K & 10K are not contingent on weather. The Race is ON!

Preregistration is now closed.  You can still register in person Friday from 10 am to 5 pm at First Place Promotions or the day of race (Saturday) starting at 6 am till 6:45 am at the Festival Grounds.  Cash only, but ATM’s are available.  You can download the Race Entry Form to save time registering.

Each runner will get a performance tee shirt. Packets may be picked up in advance on Thursday, 8/31/17, from 2 pm to 6 pm and Friday, 9/1/17, from 10 am to 5 pm at First Place Promotions & Awards, 48 N Ayer Street, Harvard, IL OR the day of the race at Milky Way Park. Tee shirts for participants who register Friday/Saturday will be printed and mailed after the event.

Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in all age groups for male and female and the overall male and female winners. Finisher medals will be awarded to all participants that cross the finish line. 

Bring a printed copy or screen shot of your receipt this will be your Early Bird Premium Parking pass for 9/2/2017. Without it parking is $10 per car. 

Refreshments at end of race, including a FREE beer ticket for adults over 21 with valid ID. 

We will have plastic gallon size bags available prior to the event for safe keeping of personal items.

The course is mostly paved streets with a small section of gravel in the parking lot at the start. Strollers welcome but will be positioned at the rear.

While pre-registration is closed, you can see more at Race Entry









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