Good news! The 10K race for 2018 is officially sold out with a maximum registration of 750 runners. Even better news is that the finish line for the 10K ends back at the festival.  The course originally had a route that started at the festival, north on Jupiter Road, southeast on Los Rios Blvd, and then a zig zag of more than 10 streets, to finish at Bob Woodruff Park and wait to be shuttled back to the festival.


“We are fortunate to discover a new section of trail that allows the 10K finish at the festival with the half marathon runners. The benefit is the 10K participants finish directly at the festival and don’t have to ride shuttles. They’ll have immediate access to the food, entertainment, and a chance to see the folks who came to cheer when they cross the finish line,” says Eric Lindberg, Chief Running Officer with On Your Left! Marketing & Events.


The course has been measured to be USATF-certified and conform to the appropriate standards. The 10K route has a total ascent of 215.99 ft, a maximum elevation of 613.25 ft, with a starting elevation of 568 ft.


Plano Balloon Festival 10K Race Elevation Map


The Plano Balloon Festival Races officially include more than 4,000 runners for 2018, which sets a new record for the annual event. There are still a few days remaining to register but limited availability.  The 5K race only has 125 openings, Sky High Challenge has less than 50 openings, the 1K race currently shows only 54 spots, but the Half Marathon still reflects 547 unclaimed bibs.  #PBFRaces


Here is the link to the course map:

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