Race Description

Run with the hot air balloons during the morning launch. 

Balloon launch is subject to weather conditions

the 5K & 10K are not contingent on weather.

Course is mostly paved streets with a small section of gravel in parking lot at start.

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

Packets with shirt and bib will be available for pick up the morning of the event at the grounds.

Finisher medals to all participants that cross the finish line. 

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

Awards for  1st, 2nd, 3rd place in all age groups for  male and female and overall winners male and female. 

Strollers welcome but will be positioned at rear.



Early registration closes Thursday 8/23/18 at 11 PM.

DAY OF  REGISTRATION from 6 am till 6:45 am. Cash or checks only for day of registration to 2018 Harvard Balloon Fest.

Tee shirts for day of entry participants will be printed and available for pickup or mailed after 9/11/18

and may be picked up at

First Place Promotions & Awards - 48 N Ayer Street-Harvard, IL 60033- 815.943.7870

Harvard Balloon Fest 5K & 10K Reviews

0 - 0 reviews

Be the first to review Harvard Balloon Fest 5K & 10K

Contact Information

Laura Evers

Harvard Balloon Fest 5K & 10K - Disclaimer

Other Races You May Want to Consider


 - May 18th, 2019
The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and Half Marathon courses are considered to be fast and flat, by race industry comparisons. Both courses finish with a tailgate-themed party in Downtown Green Bay. Distance: 26.2 milesDate: May 19, 2019Wheelc... read more

Badger State 10K & One Mile Walk

 - Mar 30th, 2019
Enjoy running through the neighborhoods near Lambeau Field and post-race Badger State Brewing Co. Beer! 10k participants will have the option to receive a tech shirt or $5 off their race entry, chip timing, and a finish line buffet complet... read more

April Fools 5k

 - Apr 6th, 2019
The #1 Suburban Early Spring 5k with a Finisher’s Medal, Tech Shirt and 400m Kids Dash! Run along the path that surrounds the naturally beautiful waterfront in Mallard Lake Forest Preserve. Flat and fast course, mix of paved asphalt and ... read more

Harvard Balloon Fest 5K & 10K registration logo
Race Information

Race Video

Harvard Balloon Fest 5K & 10K Restaurants & Activities

Below are some of the highest rated restaurants in Harvard as well as the highest rated activities in Harvard. Extend your experience with all Harvard has to offer.

Powered by yelp

Harvard things to do and places to eat

Things to do in Harvard
  • Starline Factory Stanchion Pub
    3.5 Based on 24 Reviews
  • Bopp's Bar and Grill
    3.5 Based on 17 Reviews
  • Oak Grove Golf Club
    4 Based on 10 Reviews
  • Zenda Tap
    4.5 Based on 11 Reviews
  • DC Estate Winery
    4.5 Based on 16 Reviews
  • Places to eat in Harvard
  • Popeye's On Lake Geneva
    3 Based on 679 Reviews
  • Simple Cafe
    4.5 Based on 650 Reviews
  • Sprecher's Restaurant & Pub
    3.5 Based on 436 Reviews
  • Oakfire
    4 Based on 411 Reviews
  • Tuscan Tavern and Grill
    3.5 Based on 324 Reviews
  • Harvard, IL Weather
    Harvard Balloon Fest 5K & 10K weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of September 1st, Harvard, IL can expect temperatures between 60℉ and 89℉ with humidity around 38% and precipitation of 0.08".
    Last year the weather condition was Sunny.
  • Harvard, IL current weather
  • Mist 39.3℉ Mist
  • Join us at the Harvard Balloon Fest 5K & 10K in September for a great race. The Harvard Balloon Fest 5K & 10K works hard to deliver you a memorable race experience. We would love to hear from you, so consider writing us a review or contact us at: laura@firstplacepromos.com

    Write Review

    Race Entry, Race management software online registration
    Volunteer management software with online registration
    Event Management software solutions
    Rodeo Ticketing Management Software and Participant Management