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Half Marathon, Relay, 5K and 1K

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 four races! Sign up for the half marathon, relay, 5K or 1K. All participants in each distance will receive a dazzling commemorative finisher medals featuring 7 hot air balloons! All participants receive two tickets to the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival plus parking on race day. Don't let this opportunity fly by, register today!

Registration is Open! Sign-Up Today!

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Race Dates

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 5K and 1K

  • 7:30 AM 5K Run / Walk Start
  • 9:00 AM 1K Fun Run / Walk Start
  • 9:30 AM 5K Awards Ceremony

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - Half Marathon and Relay

  • 7:00 AM Half Marathon & Relay Start. Relay Exchange Point Opens
  • 9:30 AM Half Marathon Awards Ceremony

Registration Fees

Half Marathon

$ 75.00 - Early Registration (Paid by 4/4)
$ 85.00 - General Registration I (Paid by 7/18)
$ 95.00 - General Registration II (Paid by 9/16)

$110.00 - Race Week Registration

Half Marathon Relay

$115.00 - Early Registration (Paid by 4/4)
$130.00 - General Registration I (Paid by 7/18)
$145.00 - General Registration II (Paid by 9/16)
$160.00 - Race Week Registration

Sky-High Challenge

Interested in running both days? Register for both race distances - Half Marathon and 5K.
Includes a Bonus Medal!
$100.00 - Early Registration (Paid by 4/4)
$115.00 - General Registration I (Paid by 7/18)
$130.00 - General Registration II (Paid by 9/16)
$150.00 - Race Week Registration

5K Run/Walk

Adults, 14 and over
$30.00 - Early Registration (Paid by 4/4)
$35.00 - General Registration I (Paid by 7/18)
$40.00 - General Registration II (Paid by 9/16)
$45.00 - Race Week Registration
Youth, 13 and under
$20.00 - Registration

1K Fun Run/Walk

Adults, 14 and over
$30.00 – Early Registration (Paid by 4/4)
$35.00 – General Registration I (Paid by 7/18)
$40.00 - General Registration II (Paid by 9/16)
$45.00 – Race Week Registration
Youth, 13 and under
$20.00 – Registration

REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE IN PERSON AT PACKET PICKUP OR ON RACE DAY AT THE FESTIVAL. ALL REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE ONLINE.
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE 5K AND 1K RACES CLOSES AT 12:00 NOON ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND (BASED ON AVAILABILITY AND COULD SELL OUT).
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE HALF MARATHON RELAY CLOSES AT 12:00 NOON ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD (BASED ON AVAILABILITY AND COULD SELL OUT).
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!
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Run Sponsors

InTouch Credit Union
Central Market
GoGo SqueeZ
Academy Sports + Outdoors
Care Now

1/2 Marathon Relay Information

Packet Pick Up Information

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

A friend or family member may pick up your packet for you.

Packet Pick Up Dates:

  • Saturday, 9/16 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday, 9/17 - noon - 4:00pm
  • Monday, 9/18 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday, 9/19 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, 9/20 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Thursday, 9/21 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Friday, 9/22 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, 9/23 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location:

Collin Creek Mall - Door #1
Southwest Door
Entrance off of Plano Parkway and Alma
811 Central Expressway, Plano TX 75075

Mail Packet Option

You may select to have your race packet mailed to you during registration for an additional fee of $20. The deadline to registration and include this feature is August 15, 2017, there are no exceptions.
Packets will be mailed to the address you used during registration. For the two person relay, those packets will be bundled and mailed to the Team Captain's address.

Frequently Asked Questions

Run Course Limit - The time limit is 3 ½ hours, finishers after that time will be required to run/walk on the sidewalk and will have to wait for traffic, the finish line however will remain open until the last finisher crosses it.
Are dogs and strollers allowed?
Yes, on the 1K and 5K courses, but not on the half marathon / relay course.
Is there a minimum age requirement to run the half marathon / relay? Although there is no official minimum age requirement for the half marathon / relay, we recommend all half marathon / relay participants be at least 12 years old on race day. All participants under 18 must have the event waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
Is the run course certified? Yes, both the 5K and half marathon.
Are there mile markers, hydration stations and restrooms along the course?
Yes, the mile markers and hydration stations are marked on the course maps.
Restrooms are located at the start and finish line and every 1.5-2 miles along the course.
Can a friend or family member pick up my packet?
Yes, all they need to know is the first and last name you used to register.
What time is the award ceremony? The award ceremony starts at 9:30am on the stage in the Runners' Village on both days.
Can I register a group? Yes, we offer discounts if you have ten or more adults.
Please contact On Your Left! Marketing and Events for more details - info@oylmarketing.com
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Want to WIN a ride in a Hot-air Balloon?

Hot Air Balloon Ride Prize Terms and Conditions


On Friday, September 16th, a winner will be selected to ride in a hot air balloon and announced on Facebook. All registered participants for the 2016 Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon, Relay, 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 23rd 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 released 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 info@oylmarketing.com with subject line "Plano Balloon Festival Hot-Air Balloon Giveaway".
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