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2022 Race Registration

It’s time to take your run on an epic adventure! The 2022 Plano Balloon Festival's runs/walks will all take place on Saturday, September 24, 2022 (5K & 1K) and Sunday, September 25, 2022 (10K & Half Marathon) once again featuring the Elevate and Sky High Challenges!

All participants in each distance will receive dazzling commemorative finisher medals! Plus, all participants in the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K or 1K receive a gender specific, short sleeve, dry fit style race shirt. Kids 12 and under in the 1K will receive a cape! AND if you are up for a challenge, participants in the Elevate and Sky High Challenges receive a BONUS finisher medal! Each day will include breakfast.

Registration includes TWO tickets to the H-E-B | Central Market Plano Balloon Festival which you can use on any day of the festival. In addition, your race bib serves as entry to the festival with complimentary parking at Collin College on race day.

Race Day Schedules

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2022
6:00am Runners Arrive
7:00am 5K Starts
8:30am 1K Starts

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2022
6:00am Runners Arrive
7:00am Half Marathon and 10K Start

Register Today! Click on the Link Below

Registration Prices

Sky High Challenge (5K & Half Marathon)
$105 – 10/10/21 to 10/31/21
$120 – 11/1/21 to 12/31/21
$135 – 1/1/22 to 6/30/22
$150 – 7/1/22 to 8/31/22
$165 – 9/1/22 to 9/22/22

Elevate Challenge (5K & 10K)
$70 – 10/10/21 to 10/31/21
$80 – 11/1/21 to 12/31/21
$90 – 1/1/22 to 6/30/22
$100 – 7/1/22 to 8/31/22
$110 – 9/1/22 to 9/22/22
$60 – Youth 12 & Under

Half Marathon
$85 – 10/10/21 to 10/31/21
$95 – 11/1/21 to 12/31/21
$105 – 1/1/22 to 6/30/22
$115 – 7/1/22 to 8/31/22
$125 – 9/1/22 to 9/22/22

10K
$45 – 10/10/21 to 10/31/21
$50 – 11/1/21 to 12/31/21
$55 – 1/1/22 to 6/30/22
$60 – 7/1/22 to 8/31/22
$65 – 9/1/22 to 9/22/22
$40 – Youth 12 & Under

5K
$35 – 10/10/21 to 10/31/21
$40 – 11/1/21 to 12/31/21
$45 – 1/1/22 to 6/30/22
$50 – 7/1/22 to 8/31/22
$55 – 9/1/22 to 9/22/22
$30 – Youth 12 & Under

1K
$30 – 10/10/21 to 10/31/21
$35 – 11/1/21 to 12/31/21
$40 – 1/1/22 to 6/30/22
$45 – 7/1/22 to 8/31/22
$50 – 9/1/22 to 9/22/22
$20 – Youth 12 & Under

Run Sponsors

H-E-B
Central Market

Packet Pick Up Information

Packet Pick Up Schedule will be announced soon but remember there is no race day packet pickup available.

MAIL PACKET OPTION
You may select to have your race packet mailed to you during registration for an additional fee. The deadline to register and include this feature is September 3, 2022, there are no exceptions.
If you are already registered you can add it to your registration by logging in at www.runsignup.com. In the upper right corner select Profile form the drop down menu. Then select Manage Registration next to your PBF registration. From there select the Add-Ons on the left side navigation and follow the prompts.
Packets will be mailed the first week of September to the address you used during registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Run course time limit for each distance - A: The time limit for the Half Marathon is three hours. The time limit for the 10K is two hours. The time limit for 5K is one hour. The time limit for the 1K is 20 minutes.
Are dogs and strollers allowed? A: Yes, however we do not recommend you bring your dog due to the heat and there are no dog medical services or dog water stops. For both, those participating with dogs or strollers, we ask that you do not wear headphones and please start in the back of pack and be aware of participants around you.
Is there a minimum age requirement for the 5K/10K/Half Marathon? A: Although there is no official minimum age requirement, we recommend all participants who are competing 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? A: Yes, the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K courses are all USATF Certified. The Half Marathon certification number is TX13141ETM. The 10K certification number is TX18091 and the 5K certification number is TX13144.
Are there mile markers along the course? A: Yes, there are mile markers at each mile of the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K courses.
How many hydration stations are on the course? A: The Half Marathon has nine hydration stations. The 10K course has four hydration stations. The 5K course has one hydration station which you will pass by twice.
Will there be public restrooms near the start/finish line and along the course? A: Yes, restrooms are located throughout the festival grounds, near the start/finish line and along the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K courses near each hydration station that is on the street, there is one hydration station along the Half Marathon route, just past mile 10, without a restroom.
Can a friend or family member pick up my packet? A: Yes, all they need to have is a copy of your registration email confirmation.
What time is the awards ceremony? A: The awards ceremony for the 5K starts at 9:00 AM on Saturday. The awards ceremony for the 10K starts at 9:30 AM followed by the half marathon ceremony, however these times are subject to change. If you miss the awards ceremony and you have won an age group award you can have the award shipped to you for $15. Please contact us at info@oylmarketing.com to make those arrangements.
Can I register a group? A: Yes, we offer discounts if you have ten or more adults in your group.
Please contact On Your Left! Marketing and Events for more details - info@oylmarketing.com
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