2018 Running with the Balloons 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk

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Join us for the Running with the Balloons 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, August 4th at 7:30am at the Defiance County Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Defiance County Airport. Check-In begins at 7:00am as the balloons begin to fly in. All registered participants will receive free AM parking at the festival. The 5K is sponsored by Midwest Community Federal Credit Union and 1 Mile Walk is sponsored by Mercy Health.

Join us for a one-of-a-kind Defiance County Running with the Balloons 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk. Registration guarantees a t-shirt, AM parking and stick around for the Biggby Best all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast (free-will donation). 

Come out to the airport a little before 7am so you don't miss the magical site of the hot air balloons flying in (weather dependant). Check-in at 7am and start the 5K fun run or 1 mile walk at 7:30AM. The run is a trail run and starts on the airport runway to Oxbow Lake and back. Our 1 mile walk begins at the same time and participants will walk around the airport runway.

Everyone is invited to stay and eat breakfast at our Biggby Best all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast (6:30AM-8:30AM) by Chris Cakes (Free-will donation).

There will be a restroom available before the race and at the turn-around. There will be water at the turn around as well as the end of the race.

When registering online, make sure to pick your t-shirt size.

Participants will receive free parking admission to the festival in the AM.

Pre-register by July 15th for a guaranteed T-Shirt. 
Adults and Children (Ages 12 & older) - $20 per person (includes T-shirt)
Young Children (Ages 3-11) - $10 per person (includes T-shirt)
Ages 2 & Under free (no T-shirt, but can purchase)

***By registering for the event you agree to the following Terms and Conditions:***

In consideration of registering for the 2018 Running with the Balloons 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk,  I understand and agree as follows: I know that walking and running in an organized walk or race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and walk unless I am medically able to do so and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with walking and running in this event including, but not limited to: injuries, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, traffic and course conditions. I acknowledge all such risks are known and understood by me. I agree to abide by all decisions of any race official relative to my ability to safely complete the walk or run. I am aware that medical support for this event will be provided by volunteer personnel who may be called upon to provide assistance, including first aid, to me and  others during this event. I authorize any such volunteer to assist me and/or to provide such assistance as, in my opinion of such person may be necessary or appropriate. I understand that neither United Way of Defiance County, Defiance County Airport Authority, Defiance County Commissioners, Mercy Health, Midwest Community Federal Credit Union nor any of its supporting sponsors assume any responsibility or liability with respect to my participation in this event. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release all rights and claims I may have against United Way of Defiance County, Defiance County Airport Authority, Defiance County Commissioners, Mercy Health, Midwest Community Federal Credit Union its sponsors, agents, representatives, volunteers, and employees of any or all of them, from any or all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event. There is no guarantee as to the quality or weather of the scheduled event. I acknowledge that there are no refunds of my entry fee. I understand these terms are a condition of the entry fee and I agree to register subject to these terms. I also authorize United Way of Defiance County utilize any photographs, personal narratives, interviews or audio and video recordings of my participation in the event for any and all purposes including commercial advertising of this and other United Way of Defiance events.

August 4th, 2018 7:30 AM   through   8:30 AM
20399 Airport Road
Defiance, OH 43512-43512
United States
Phone: 4197823510
Event Fee(s)
Walk or Run (Ages 12 & older) $ 20.00
Child (ages 10 & under) T-shirt $ 8.00
Walk or Run Young Child (Ages 3-11) $ 10.00
T-shirt ONLY - Not participating in the event $ 8.00
Free Child Walk Only (2 & Under - No T-shirt)*See option below if you would like to purchase a shirt for this child $ 0.00
T-shirt ONLY for ages 2 & under (YOUTH SMALL SHIRT Only) $ 8.00
Child t-shirt only $ 10.00
T-shirt ONLY $ 8.00
Child t-shirt (Youth Medium) $ 10.00
Child t-shirt (Youth Large) $ 10.00

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