Hot Air Balloons will set up and launch from 6-7 a.m. See them launch and then run/walk through the flat, scenic Southeast Neighborhood!
Registration Fee includes timed race, packet including t-shirt AND pancake breakfast following race. Spectators are welcome to join in the pancake breakfast for $7 per person.
Ways to Register!
Registration will be available online and via hard copy starting March 1. Please register by June 30 to guarantee yourself a t-shirt.
Register Online: Click Here
Hard Copy Form (Print & Mail): Download Here
Pictures From Past Years
DATE: Saturday, July 14, 2018
TIME: 7:30 a.m. Race Starts. Walkers/Strollers In Back Please.
No Dogs Are Allowed.
LOCATION: Wausau Downtown Airport
REGISTRATION: $25 pre-race registration
(credit card fees apply). ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 10PM ON THURSDAY, JULY 13. Registration Deadline is June 30 to guarantee a t-shirt! Day-of registration will be $30 and no shirt is guaranteed. Event will be full at 1,000 entries. Event will benefit Wausau Events which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Register Online Here!
PACKET PICK-UP: Packets can be picked up Friday night at the Camper at the Balloon & Rib Fest from 5-7pm or Saturday morning from 6am to 7:15am. Packets will include your race number with chip, race t-shirt, pancake breakfast ticket and more!
COURSE: The course starts and ends at the airport. It is flat, fast and scenic! View the 2018 Route here!
AGE GROUPS: There will be Male & Female Age Groups. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female runners as well as the top 3 finishers in each age group and gender. Awards will be handed out around 8:30am. Your race number must be clearly visible in order to register a time.
Age Groups Defined:
-14 & Under
PARKING: Parking is limited around the Airport. Please park on the EAST side of the neighborhood (closer to Grand Avenue) as the race will run along the west side. Please obey all no parking signs on the streets!
WEATHER: The race will be ran rain or shine unless there is severe weather. There are no refunds due to race cancellation.
PANCAKES: Participants will receive a complimentary pancake breakfast as part of their registration. Family members, friends, spectators are welcome to join the racers and pay for a pancake breakfast as well for $7 per person! The breakfast is put on by the Kiwanis Club and runs from 6am to 11am.
BALLOONS: The Hot Air Balloons will set-up and launch between 6 and 6:30am, as long as the weather is right for them. Be sure to arrive for the spectacular site!
RESULTS: 2017 Results
The race begins and ends at the Wausau Downtown Airport. Parking will be limited so be sure to arrive early. Parking is at Airport Park a few blocks away or on the city streets. The Wausau Downtown Airport is at 725 Woods Place, Wausau, WI 54403