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Register for the 2014 Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Race

Register for the 2014 Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Race

Run, walk, and support two great causes by registering for the 2014 Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Race on Saturday, Aug. 2.

For the first time, the Simpson College cross country program is joining forces with the National Balloon Classic to host the Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Race, which will be held at the Balloon Field in Indianola.

With the race set to begin at 8:30 a.m., runners will enjoy a breathtaking view of Indianola's famed hot air balloons as they begin their morning ascent. The race promises to be unlike any other in the Midwest!

Saturday, Aug. 2

Register online through July 31 at OR on-site the day of the race

Packet Pick-Up
Saturday, Aug. 2 from 7-8:15 a.m. at the National Balloon Classic Memorial Balloon Field

Where is the balloon field?
15335 Jewell Street, Indianola (just east of town on Hwy 92)

$25 for adults, $22 for Capital Striders member, $20 for students

Trophies to the top three finishers, both male and female; medals to the top two finishers in each age group

Age Groups
13 & under; 14-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-plus

What Else?
Entry fee includes a t-shirt and two (2) admission tickets to the National Balloon Classic on Saturday, Aug. 2. Evening features include: Iowa Wine Night, Bob Pace Band & The Dangerous Band performing live on the Classic Stage, Balloon Flight and the Fantastic Fireworks Display.

Heath Moenck
Head Cross Country Coach, Simpson College | 515-961-1404