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Virtual Balloon Races

Join our virtual balloon races

Virtual balloon races are environmentally friendly, no lost balloons for wildlife to get tangled in, and a great way to have fun with friends and family, wherever they are in the world!

We will schedule a number of balloon races throughout the year themed to calendar events such as Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas, etc. You can choose to take part in any race you like.


The races always start at midday and run for 7 days. Each event page holds the full details of each race and their dates. Click on the links at the bottom of the page, to go to race pages.


Balloons will launch 'virtually' from a place in keeping with the theme, for example past Halloween races have started from Bran Castle in Romania, which is also known as Dracula's Castle.


When the race starts, you can track your balloon's progress here: Each balloon's progress is charted using mathematical and physics algorithms to simulate a flight pattern based on your balloon’s individual flight parameters plus the real weather conditions at that actual time, such as the prevailing wind speed and current temperature. An advanced computer modelling programme is then linked to a mapping provider and Aeris, a commercial global weather data supplier.