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Balloon Race Activities

Media Day will be Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the Quad. Please join us and be part of the fun.

The 2016 Great Reno Balloon Race Schedule - September 9th - 11th

Thursday, September 8, 2016

  • 6:45 a.m. - Preview Day Launch (Sponsors and invited Media)
  • 7:15 a.m. - UNR Balloon Launch from UNR Quad

Friday, September 9, 2016

  • 5:15 a.m. - Super Glow Show
  • 6:45 a.m. - Mass Ascension Launch
  • 9:30 a.m. - E.L. Cord Foundation Tissue Paper Balloon Launch at Rancho San Rafael Park
  • 4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Shopping along Balloon Boulevard

Saturday, September 10, 2016

  • 5:00 a.m. - Glow Show
  • 5:15 a.m. - Dawn Patrol
  • 6:45 a.m. - Mass Ascension Launch
  • 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Pajama Party
  • 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Bed-Head Competition Judging
  • 4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Shopping along Balloon Boulevard

Sunday, September 11, 2016

  • 5:00 a.m. - Glow Show
  • 5:15 a.m. - Dawn Patrol
  • 6:45 a.m. - Mass Ascension Launch
  • 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Sign up to be Girl Scout!
  • 4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Shopping along Balloon Boulevard

Event Location
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
1595 N. Sierra St., Reno, NV

Hot air balloons over manzinita lake

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