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 parking pass, $10 value. 

Please bring a printed receipt or screen shot this will be your parking voucher for 9/2/17. 

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 positioned at rear.

Packets may be picked up on 8/31/17 from 2 pm to 6 pm or Friday 9/1/17 from 10 am to 5 pm or the day of race at Milky Way Park.

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


Bring a printed copy or screen shot of your receipt this will be your parking pass for 9/2/2017.

Good only before noon.

Early registration closes Friday 8/25/17 at 11 PM.  We will have day of registration from 6 am till 6:45 am. Tee shirts for day of entry participants will be printed and mailed after event.

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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
  • Clouds 31.1℉ Clouds