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Half Marathon, 10K, 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, 10K, 5K or 1K. All participants in each distance will receive a dazzling commemorative finisher medal! All participants receive two tickets to the Central Market Plano Balloon Festival plus parking on race day. Don't let this opportunity fly by, register today!
For those of you who are more daring, check out the Sky High Challenge or the Elevate Challenge! The Sky High Challenge includes the 5K on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday. The Elevate Challenge includes the 5K on Saturday and the 10K on Sunday. Both of these events also receive a bonus finisher medal.
The Races are a rain or shine event. If in the unlikely event the Races are cancelled, there will be no refunds or race rescheduling.

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Race Dates

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 5K and 1K

  • 7:30 AM 5K Run / Walk Start
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast provided to Race Participants
  • 9:00 AM 1K Fun Run / Walk Start
  • 9:30 AM 5K Awards Ceremony

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - Half Marathon and 10K

  • 7:00 AM Half Marathon & 10K Start
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast provided to Race Participants.
  • 10:00 AM Half Marathon Awards Ceremony

Registration Fees

Sky-High Challenge

Interested in running both days? Register for the 5K and Half Marathon.
Includes a Bonus Medal!
$ 75.00 - 2018 Special Registration (Paid by 12/31/19)
$100.00 - Early Registration (Paid by 3/31)
$115.00 - General Registration I (Paid by 6/30)
$130.00 - General Registration II (Paid by 8/31)
$150.00 - September Race Registration

Elevate challenge

Interested in running both days? Register for the 5K and 10K.
Includes a Bonus Medal!
$45.00 - 2018 Special Registration (Paid by 12/31/19)
$65.00 - Early Registration (Paid by 3/31)
$75.00 - General Registration I (Paid by 6/30)
$85.00 - General Registration II (Paid by 8/31)
$95.00 - September Race Registration
$45.00 - Youth 12 & Under

HALF MARATHON

$ 60.00 - 2018 Special Registration (Paid by 12/31/19)
$ 75.00 - Early Registration (Paid by 3/31)

$ 85.00 - General Registration I (Paid by 6/30)
$ 95.00 - General Registration II (Paid by 8/31)

$110.00 - September Race Registration

10K

$30.00 - 2018 Special Registration (Paid by 12/31/19)
$40.00 - Early Registration (Paid by 3/31)
$45.00 - General Registration I (Paid by 6/30)
$50.00 - General Registration II (Paid by 8/31)
$55.00 - September Race Registration
$30.00 - Youth 12 & Under

5K Run/Walk

$20.00 - Special Registration (Paid by 12/31/19)
$30.00 - Early Registration (Paid by 3/31)
$35.00 - General Registration I (Paid by 6/30)
$40.00 - General Registration II (Paid by 8/31)
$45.00 - September Race Registration
$20.00 - Youth 12 & Under

1K Fun Run/Walk

$20.00 - Special Registration (Paid by 12/31/19)
$30.00 – Early Registration (Paid by 3/31)
$35.00 – General Registration I (Paid by 6/30)
$40.00 - General Registration II (Paid by 8/31)
$45.00 – September Race Registration
$20.00 – Youth 12 & Under

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 SKY HIGH CHALLENGE, ELEVATE CHALLENGE, 5K AND 1K RACES CLOSES AT 12:00 NOON ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH (BASED ON AVAILABILITY AND COULD SELL OUT).
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE HALF MARATHON AND 10K CLOSES AT 12:00 NOON ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH (BASED ON AVAILABILITY AND COULD SELL OUT).
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!

Run Sponsors

Central Market
Academy Sports and Outdoors
Medical City Children’s Urgent Care
Camp Gladiator
Craig Ranch Running Club
Engrave My Medal
Life Time Run Club
Plano Running Club

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS FOR RUNNERS

Special Packages available to Runners. Hotel Shuttle provided to Festival for runners staying on property
Homewood Suites
2601 East President George Bush Highway
Plano, Texas 75074
972-881-3339
Hotel Website - Get Directions


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 / 10K course.
Is there a minimum age requirement to run the half marathon? Although there is no official minimum age requirement for the half marathon, we recommend all half marathon 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, the half marathon, 10K and 5K courses are USATF certified. The half marathon certification number is TX13141ETM, the 10K certification number is TX18048LAB, and the 5K certification number is TX13144ETM.
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 2 - 3 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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