Results:  Click the links to find out the results from the 2nd Annual Run With the Hot Air Balloons.

5K Run
10K Run

2nd Annual Run With the Hot Air Balloons
During the Morning Launch

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Race starts at 7 AM Rain or Shine!

Balloon launch is subject to weather conditions; however, the 5K & 10K are not weather contingent.

Preregister at
Deadline to Preregister is August 21, 2018 at Midnight.

The Event starts and ends at Milky Way Park.  There is free parking.  The course is mostly paved city streets, with a small section of gravel in the parking lot at the Start; some elevation.

Each runner will get a performance tee-shirt and a day-of-event general admission ticket.

Finisher Medals will be given to all participants who cross the finish line. Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places in all age groups – male and female, and overall – male and female.

Strollers are welcome, but will be positioned at the rear.


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

EARLY REGISTRATION closes August 23, 2018 at 11:00 PM.  DAY-OF REGISTRATION from 6 AM till 6:45 AM. Cash or checks only for day of registration made payable to 2018 Harvard Balloon Fest.

Tee-shirts for day-of-entry participants will be printed and available for pickup after September 11, 2018, from 10 AM to 5 PM, at:

First Place Promotions & Awards
48 N Ayer Street, Harvard, IL 60033

or they can be mailed via priority mail.

We will also have plastic gallon size zip lock bags available for safekeeping of personal items during the event, in a manned secured area.