InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival 2011
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Take Flight and Find Your Runner's High

It's time to take your run on an epic adventure. Soaring hot air balloons pave the way to your amazing day to run one of three race distances! Sign up for the half marathon, 5K or 1K. Half Marathon finishers will receive an eye dazzling hot air balloon themed finisher medal at the finish line. All participants receive up to two tickets to the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival plus VIP parking. Don't let this opportunity fly by, register today!

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Race Day is Sunday, September 20, 2015

Registration Fees

Half Marathon

  • $70 - Early Registration (Paid by 7/31)
  • $80 - General Registration (8/1 - 9/14)
  • $90 - Race Week Registration (9/15 - 9/20)

5K Run/Walk

  • $15 - Youth (13 and under) Early Registration (Paid by 7/31)
  • $20 - Youth General Registration (8/1 - 9/14)
  • $25 - Youth Race Week Registration (9/15 - 9/201)
  • $30 - Adult (14 and over) Early Registration (Paid by 7/31)
  • $35 - Adult General Registration (8/1 - 9/14)
  • $40 - Adult Race Week Registration (9/15 - 9/20)

1K Fun Run/Walk

  • $10 - Youth (13 and under) Early Registration (Paid by 7/31)
  • $15 - Youth General Registration (8/1 - 9/14)
  • $20 - Youth Race Week Registration (9/15 - 9/20)
  • $25 - Adult (14 and over) Early Registration (Paid by 7/31)
  • $30 - Adult General Registration (8/1 - 9/14)
  • $35 - Adult Race Week Registration (9/15 - 9/20)

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE HALF MARATHON, 5K AND 1K CLOSES AT 11:59 PM ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH. IF YOU MISS THE DEADLINE, YOU MAY REGISTER FOR THE HALF MARATHON, 5K AND 1K AT PACKET PICK UP, BUT PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!

2014 Run Shirts

Half Marathon Women's and Men's Tank

PBF Ladies Half Marathon Tank  PBF Mens Half Marathon Tank  

5K and 1K Adult T | 1K Youth Cape

PBF 5K & 1K Adult Tee  PBF Cape for Youth 1K

Want to WIN a ride in a Hot-air Balloon?

Hot Air Balloon Ride Prize Terms and Conditions

On Friday, September 11th, a winner will be selected to ride in a hot air balloon and announced on Facebook. All registered participants for the 2014 Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon, 5K or 1K are automatically entered into the random prize drawing.

This is a rain or shine event with no cash value for the hot-air balloon ride. Flights are Friday, September 19th at 7:00 AM weather permitting. (No make-up rides available)

Flight is good for one (1) winner selected from all entries.

Passengers must be over 18 and in good health. If you are pregnant, recently release from the hospital, have current broken bones or casts, you will not be able to qualify for this ride. Riders are accepted at the discretion of the pilot. All passengers will be required to sign a release waiver form provided by the festival.

No purchase necessary, purchasing does not improve your overall chances of winning. For an alternate entry, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject line "Plano Balloon Festival Hot-Air Balloon Giveaway".


2014 Half Marathon Finisher Medal and Overall Male and Female Champion Half Marathon Ring

 

Half Marathon Finisher MedalPBF Half Marathon Champion Ring

 

Register Online 

Course Maps

Half Marathon Course Map

5K Course Map

Event Schedule

  • 6:30 AM Gates Open
  • 7:00 AM Balloon Launch
  • 7:30 AM Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon Start
  • 7:45 AM Plano Balloon Festival 5K Run/Walk Start
  • 9:00 AM Plano Balloon Festival 1K Fun Run/Walk Start
  • 10:00 AM Awards

Packet Pick Up Information

YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR PACKET IN ADVANCE. THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP.

Location

Central Market, Plano - 320 Coit Road, Plano, Texas
  • Friday, September 18th, 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 19th, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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McKinney - 5180 West Eldorado Parkway, #200, McKinney, Texas
  • Thursday, September 17th, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Friday, September 18th, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 19th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Murphy - 121 E. FM 544, Suite 125, Murphy, Texas
  • Thursday, September 17th, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Friday, September 18th, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 19th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 
Frisco - 8300 Gaylord Parkway, Suite 21, Frisco, Texas
  • Thursday, September 17th, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Friday, September 18th, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 19th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

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