SN: 113485 - 2019

National Balloon Races VM

Traditional Walk

Mitchell, Nebraska

Mitchell City Park

Starting Sat, Aug 17th for 1 day

Open from 7- 11 finish by 2 pm

Special programs

Take a Walk In a City Park

Long description

Trail Description: Walk Mitchell's sidewalks with an eye on the sky to watch balloons drift overhead. However, you must also stay on city sidewalks and only cross Highway 26 at the stoplight and Highway 29 at the school crosswalk. Stollers and wheel chair accessible.

Distance: 10K, 5K, Rating: 1A

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: easy

Wheelchairs: easy


Event Information: The National Balloon Races- balloons take off from the old Mitchell Airport from Tuesday, Aug 13th to Sunday, Aug 18th shortly after sunrise and visit various targets in the area during the races. Lots of activities will be taking place so please stay on sidewalks and cross highways only at the stop light and crosswalk.

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

Driving to the start

Directions: The Mitchell City Park is located just off US Highway 26. If coming from the east (Scottsbluff) you will turn right into the park's parking lot, if coming from the west (Wyoming) you will turn left to enter the parking lot of the park. If coming from the north on Nebraska Highway 29, turn right at the intersection of US Highway 26 past one business and turn into the park's parking lot. Registration will be located under the shade structure. Watch for yellow BHVA signs.

Black Hills Volkssport Assn.

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