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Hot Air for Hearts Balloon Rally

Sponsored by Lakewoods Resort – Cable, Wisconsin

Cancelled for 2019 – Due To U.S. National Snowshoe Championships

(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.

Lakewoods Snowshoe Race

Will Be Part of the 2019 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships!

Lakewoods Resort near Cable, WI

Our Hot Air For Hearts Snowshoe race will be the 5k Citizens Race at the 2019 US Championships.

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Annual Schedule (Will be different for 2019)


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)


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!

Register for the Lakewoods Snowshoe Race

Please note: Registration fee will be paid the day of the race when you pick up your bib and race shirt. Relay Race registration will happen the day of the race.

Agreement, Waiver, Release and Acknowledgments: I know that running a snowshoe event is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, conditions of the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Lakewoods Resort and it’s associates and all sponsors and event staff from all claims or liabilities arising out of my participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I grant permission to all to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.