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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.

SIGN-UP TODAY TO Race.
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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


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 2020 Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon, 10K, 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. Flight will be scheduled for one of the following balloon launches (Friday, September 18th - 6PM, Saturday, September 19th - 7AM or 6PM, or Sunday, September 20th - 7AM or 6PM 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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