Great Reno Balloon Race - Reno, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 39° 32.906 W 119° 49.677
11S E 257005 N 4381459
Quick Description: The Great Reno Balloon Race has been operating since 1984. It occurs on the weekend after Labor Day at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in northwest Reno, Nevada.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 10:16:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMF7YN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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The Great Reno Balloon Race has been operating since 1984. It always occurs on the first weekend after the Labor Day Holiday.

The location is at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in northwest Reno, Nevada. Typical Events include a Glow Show at 5AM followed by a (pre) Dawn Patrol Launch with more glow, followed by a mass ascension of more than 70 balloons at 7AM.

The mass ascension during daylight is amazing. So many balloons in so many shapes and colors.

Darth Vader Panda Earth Smokey the Bear

Pencil Boy Pepsi Can Strawberry Stars and Stripes

Balloons Everywhere Wells Fargo Balloons To Ride

Date(s): From: 9/7/2012 To: 9/9/2012

Number of Balloons in Attendence: 70

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Tell us the number of balloons participating.
Post the associated website if available and/or the organizing group.

Post a picture of yourself with one of the pilots, crew, volunteers, or in front of one of the balloons involved with the rally. (Pilots and crew are usually very approachable and willing to help.)
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