Naomi House & Jacksplace Virtual Balloon Race

This September, join us for our first ever Virtual Balloon Race!

Launching on Saturday 8th September, our environmentally friendly race offers you the chance to take part in a real balloon race without the guilt of damaging the environment, with virtual balloons! No string or label, no helium gas, but it’s just as unpredictable as a real race. For just £21, you can personalise your balloons with bright colours and photos, as well as choosing the size, shape and thickness of the rubber - but be careful - this all contributes towards whether your balloon is a winner!

What's more, the lucky winner will win a WHOPPING £1,000!

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When the virtual balloon race is ‘launched’, the actual prevailing weather conditions for the launch area on the day will be applied to ALL the balloons in the race equally. An advanced computer modelling programme using Google maps and weather data, will then ‘track’ how each balloon reacts to the weather conditions during the race.

A larger, more aerodynamic balloon may fly faster – but it is also at greater risk of exploding, if weather conditions make the balloon rise too high or too fast. If the rubber you select is too thin, the air pressure within your balloon may make it burst; too much ‘helium’ and it could pop early, too little and it might crawl along at a low level or burst on the nearest tree or pylon. Throughout the race you can track your balloons progress online in real time by logging into your account.

Balloons are just £21, which will go towards the care of children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses at Naomi House & Jacksplace.

Are you popping with excitement? Inflated to get involved? Are you sky high ready? Then follow the link below to create your account and buy your balloon now!