Carolina Balloon Festival

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

NEW FOR 2014:

  • LIVE RACE RESULTS EMAILED TO YOU PERSONALLY (must use online registration)

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!

Sponsors: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.

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.jllogo.jpg 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.

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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Guten Morgen Refo! After a a rocky weekend .....

by Sandiafaith

...... (to much rain on Saturday and non favorable wind conditions on Sunday), the International Balloon Fiesta here in Albuquerque, NM is in full swing.
Going out to the field in the early hours of the morning to watch the balloons inflate and take of is an experience I believe everybody has to be part of someday.
But even if one can't make it out there, the balloons are seen floating all over the city.
It's a beautiful sight indeed!
What a wonderful morning!

On The Record With .. Rebecca Vieyra  — Northwest Herald
So I'll be working in that aerospace educational outreach and helping with STEM conferences, international science fairs and maybe the Albuquerque Balloon Festival. Engelhardt: You've already had a lot of success as a teacher it looks like.

A Colorful Time-Lapse of the World's Largest Balloon Festival  — The Atlantic
Every October, Albuquerque is invaded by hundreds of hot-air balloons for the International Balloon Fiesta.

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