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The Balloon Lake Run

The balloon Lake run is going to be fun and very attractive. We will have an exciting start with colored fog at the

start of the race, donuts, bananas and chocolate milk at the end of the race. You can take a personal 

photo of yourself standing by a giant heart in the Pavilion at the end of the race to show off to your friends on

what a big heart you have. Or maybe you will be the winner of one of the nice prizes.  We will have free.

wristbands to wear to remember a loved one you may have lost to drugs or any other health issue. We have 

free t-shirts, finisher medals, and a measured certified course with timing. The run is around the lake on a

fantastic day that will likely not be too hot or cold and is a time for colorful fall colors with the sunrise on the lake.

We will have special prizes for those who will win in the half marathon and prizes for children under 17 in the four-mile race. All runners will receive a finisher medal. There is going to be a raffle balloon pop at 9:30 to 11:30. Come pop a ballon in the balloon bubble. This race has many extras to unite us for a particular loss of a loved one day and raise money for books to teach children the dangers of drugs. 

Balloon Lake Run / Walk
Balloon Lake Run / Walk
Oct 19, 2024, 7:10 AM

Basic Information


Madison, Wisconsin- Olin Park


  • ​Date: Saturday, October 19th, 2024

  • Half Marathon Start Time: 7:10 AM

  • 4-mile Run-7:10 AM

  • 1-Mile Run-7:15 AM

  • Boston Qualifier: YES   


  • To raise funds for children's books to teach children the dangers of drugs.


Runners Perks
  • Running shirt and finisher medals

  • Scenic running coarse

  •  Prizes for age and first place runners​

  •  Donuts, Bananas and chocolate milk after race snack in the Olin Pavilion.

  • Shirt guaranteed if orders before 09/21/2024.

  • Free balloons for kids to take home.

  • Forever in our heart bracelet

  • Sunrise morning lake view


Event bag Pick-Up​
  • Friday 10/18/2024 4 pm-7 pm Olin Pavilion Park

  • Saturday 10/19/2024 5:00- 6:55 am Olin Pavilion (Olin Park)

  • Online registration ends 10/16/2024 at midnight.

  • Registration Available at shirt pick-ups

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Shirt is free with registration. You can upgrade to a long sleeve on the registration page.

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Age prize-

Shaker bottle with protein

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You can purchase a sign of a loved on to be put on the running route on registration... 

Win the State Championship Yearly Heart

Imagine the impact you could have on your community. Are you hungry for solutions? This heart award is just a sample, but the state with the most registrations of a state team for the Balloon Lake race will receive 1,000 donated Dangerous Drugs Children's Books for their community by mail in 2024. This heart may be small, but it carries a big reward. If you're a person who likes to gather your friends for good causes, tell them about this award you could win for your community. This award is over $1,000 in value donated to your community. 


  • Every registration must have a state team name to qualify for the count. 

  • Register individually and give your state name to be counted with your team.

  • Gather your team to collect your Trophy and take a photo!

  • Registrations must be in by September 21st, 2024. 

  • Award announcement and pick-up instructions at the beginning of the race.

  • One thousand books will be donated to your community and the surrounding community.

  • State name on the heart Trophy to take home and keep presented to the caption of the team. 

  • Collect as many as you want as long as the marathon runs yearly.


It does not matter if I have already donated books to your community. I can contribute more. Registration on only for this prize.

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