Virtual 5K

 2nd Annual NYSFOB “Up, Up and Away! Virtual 5K

The New York State Festival of Balloons committee is proud to announce the

2nd Annual “NYSFOB Up, Up and Away! Virtual 5K”

Labor Day Weekend is the annual Dansville Balloon Festival (DFB) host the official New York State balloon fest! This is an all-volunteer event and each year profits are distributed to charities active in the surrounding communities. Organizations benefiting from the festival in past years include Food Pantry, Noyes Foundation, 3 local Hospice Houses, Mercy Flight, Life Line, charity organizations assisting children and many more.

2021 marked DFB 40th year milestone – the newest event in the festival’s line up was the Up, Up and Away! Virtual 5K”.  We are excited to once again offer this well received event.

Now presenting the 2nd Annual Up, Up and Away! Virtual 5K medal design for 2022!   This striking commemorative finisher’s medal is awarded to every registrant for completing the 5K challenge. (Watch for the T-shirt design reveal, coming soon!)

Virtual Challenges can be done anywhere – your own neighborhood, a local park or trail, from your vacation location, even on a treadmill.  Walk, run or cycle this fitness challenge – it’s up to you.  Once you have completed your 5K, share proof of your success by posting it on our Facebook page Dansville Festival of Balloons LTD.  Pictures, selfies, your completion date, distance, and time; share your fun and stories as you like, in your post.

Entry Fee:   $39 Registration package that includes the 5K challenge and the Up, Up and Away! swag which includes a finisher’s medal, event T-shirt, and shipping within the continental US.  (There will be an additional fee for shipping outside the US.)

Virtual Race:  Complete your challenge anytime from August 11 through Labor Day Week, ending Sunday September 11.

 The NYSFOB Dansville Festival of Balloons:  Our festival opens at 4 PM on Friday September 2 and at 10 AM  September 3 and 4.  Admission is $5 per person over 12.  Children under 12 are free. We would love to have you visit us and enjoy the sights and sounds of live entertainment, food court, arts & crafts, children’s amusements and of course our balloon launches at approximately 6AM & 6PM (weather permitting).  Please indicate on your registration if you would like to pick up your swag bag in person at the festival.  Someone will be available from 1-3pm Saturday and Sunday at the Hospitality Tent to hand them out to you. 

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