Balloon Chasers 5K

$35  7:30AM EDT 
Registration ends October 22, 2023 at 6:30am EDT

1 Mile Fun Run

$15  8:00AM EDT Registration ends October 22, 2023 at 6:30am EDT

238 Airport Rd
Statesville, NC US 28625

Balloon Chasers 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run!

Come early for the run and stay late! Stick around after the race and enjoy the festival activities! This year Carolina Balloonfest celebrates 47 years! To learn more about the Carolina Balloonfest visit:

Registration includes a one day pass to the Carolina Balloonfest ($20 value) and on site parking.


This course is flat and fast! 

The race starts and ends at the terminal of the Statesville Regional Airport

A unique opportunity to run a 5k on the airport runway all while viewing magnificent colored hot air balloons launching and in flight!

(Permitting weather conditions)

The 5K will be chip timed.


We have the coolest hat for each 5k participant.  Sign up deadline to receive a hat is September 1, 2022.  There may be extras for sale at $20.00 or you can pre-order an extra hat. 

5K AWARDS: Sign up here

Age Group Awards will be given to the top male and top female in each age category:

  • 1 - 14
  • 15 - 19
  • 20 - 29
  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 - 59
  • 60+

A finishers medal will be given to all 1 mile fun run participants. 


Don't want to run or walk the 5K/Fun Run?  We are looking for volunteers to help us on race day to make this a great event!  

More information about Race Day volunteer duties will be shared closer to race day. 

Statesville Regional Airport

238 Airport Road, Statesville, NC 28677
Oct 22, 2023
7:30 AM EDT to 10:00 AM EDT
RSVP Required