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Great American Balloon Race
Event Date: June 3, 2016
DANVILLE/JUNCTION CITY
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Photography - Mark D McKinley


THE RACE
PRIZE MONEY

1st Place: $1,000
2nd Place: $750
3rd Place: $500
4th Place: $250
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87th Annual Great American Balloon Race
LIFTOFF: Danville, KY    LANDING: Stuart Powell Airport, Junction City, KY

Rules of the Race
The race is a hare-n-hound event.  There is no speed as the word "race" implies.  The hare is the lead balloon and it will have a ten minute head start.  The other balloons are the hounds.  They will fly as close as they can to the lead balloon's route.

Hit the "X" and Win the Money
The hare balloon eventually lands and places a giant "X" on the ground for the hound balloons to fly over and drop a cloth bag with three ounces of grass seed in it.  The closest to the target wins.  The most recent winner won by 4 feet and 4 inches.  In 2001, the winner was only 13 inches away from the center of the "X" for one of the closest ever.

2016 Event Sponsors
Bluegrass Community Bank - Amerigas
Danville Office Equipment
Dunn's Bar-B-Q and Catering

Johnson & Pohlmann Insurance Agency
Little Caesars Pizza - Melton's Deli - Republic Services
U Bounce Inc. Inflatables - Atoka Catering

Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda - The Medicine Shoppe

Hometown Radio Network:
AM 1230 WHIR, AM 1420 WHBN & Z-105 WRNZ-FM

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