Hot Air for Hearts Balloon Rally
Sponsored by Lakewoods Resort - Cable, Wisconsin
March 10-12, 2017
(Usually held Annually the 2nd Weekend of March)
Organizers of the Lakewoods’ Hot Air for Hearts Balloon Rally are holding another fun-filled weekend. Hot air balloonists from Wisconsin and Minnesota come to participate in the Hot Air Balloon Rally for Charity. People from all over the Midwest attend the event which raises money for the Cable Area Lions Heart Benefit.Weather permitting, crew members help the balloonists set up and take down balloons and may ride along with the pilots during the flights. Flights are scheduled mornings and afternoons on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (morning only) and will fly as often as the weather permits. “The balloons can't always go up daily due to weather,” said Jill H. volunteer crew member, “but when you get to fly the views are incredible.” In addition to the balloon flights, a “glow” is scheduled in front of Lakewoods Resort after dark. On Saturday night, guests in the dining room and spectators alike are treated to a fantastic view of Lake Namakagon and the 7 story high balloons lit up from the inside like giant luminary candles.
“Its great fun to see kids helping get the balloons up,” says Suzanne L. of Lake Namakagon, “my grandsons just love to watch the balloons.”
This charity event is great for the family and is a fantastic way to get out and enjoy the new snow this winter. All the colors of the balloons and racers make for a fun and festive atmosphere and both are very exciting to watch.
March 12, 2016 Race Cancelled
Due to the Braveheart Championships moving to an earlier weekend and the long range forecast, Lakewoods Resort has decided to cancel this year's event. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mark your calendars for March 11, 2017.
March 11, 2017
Lakewoods Resort near Cable, WI
Bring the family and enjoy a weekend in a winter wonderland. Races are open to everyone no matter of ability.
8 AM -- Registration - in Buck's Bar
9:45 AM -- Race Safety Meeting - in Buck's Bar
10 AM -- Individual Events (Start at the same time) - Startline on Golf Course
- 5K Run/Walk Race ($25.00)
- 10K Run/Walk Race ($25.00)
- Mountaineering Event ($25.00)
15 POUND PACK OR WEIGHTED VEST
MEN: 10K, 10"x46" minimum shoe
WOMEN: 5K, 8"x28" minimum shoe
NOON -- Snowshoe Relay Race - based on interested teams
1 PM -- Snowshoe Awards Ceremony with Banquet to follow
Register early for the snowshoe race and fun get-together in Cable, WI!
Congratuations to All the 2015 Racers!
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