The balloons aren’t real, of course but you’ll still be able to follow them on Google Earth as they set off and respond to the actual wind and temperature at their current location.You can buy your virtual balloon for only £3 each and you can purchase as many of them as you like. Once bought you can decorate your balloons by deciding on its shape and the colour of it. You can also decide on its thickness and its helium content.This is a national event with a number of different charities involved. The race will start on 14th September 2020 and will last for seven days. The owners of the balloons which travel the furthest will win prizes* These are as follows
Also, if we can sell enough balloons (over 500) the winner from the Royston area will receive an additional £50.
This is a new event to have some fun with balloon racing but in an eco friendly and responsible way, and at the same time raise desperately needed funds for Home-Start. Have a look at the video below to give you an idea of what a virtual balloon race is all about and what fun it is..