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May Day Balloon Race

May 1

Our popular Virtual Balloon Race is BACK – this time we’ll be starting at St Petersburg in Russia at 12pm the 1st May 2021.

A virtual balloon race is a 100% eco-friendly simulation whereby everything about the race is real except the balloon, so no birds or animals are harmed during the race!

All you have to do is:

  • Buy a virtual balloon – Virtual balloons cost £3. You can buy as many as you like! The more you buy, the more you increase your chance of winning!
  • Build it – You can customise your virtual balloons shape, size and composition to increase your chance of winning. The race company, Eco racing, use real life weather tracking, so make sure your virtual balloon is built for all weathers!
  • Track your virtual balloon over the 7 day race period- LIVE! The race starts at 12pm on 1st May and the balloons are “launched” from st Petersburg, Russia.

The winning virtual balloon is the one which has flown the furthest from the launch point in Russia.


  • First Prize – £500
  • Second Prize – Apple iPad
  • 10 runner up prizes – £10 book tokens


Watch this video for more info:


To buy your balloon click here:


May 1


Fundraising Department
0141 581 2000