Inaugural Balloon Chase Run/Walk

4 Mile Run – 2 Mile Walk
One Mile Kid’s Fun Run

A non-competitive hot air balloon chasing great time, brought to you by Canton Parks & Recreation, the Mid-Mississippi Balloon Association and The Good Samaritan Center.

All participants will receive an awesome “Balloon Chase” t-shirt, an inaugural medal, a post-race dinner and the opportunity to meet pilots and get up close to hot air balloons at a special post-race balloon glow!

Out of all the participants we will draw one lucky participant for a ride in a hot air balloon (weather permitting)!

Also Making An Appearance: The Old Lady and the Shoe!

The Old Lady and the Shoe is coming all the way from Amarillo, TX. She is piloted by Chris Jones. The Old Lady and her Shoe are 127 feet tall and the Old Lady has 12 children in and around her boot.

So, don’t miss your chance to run with the Old Lady at the Balloon Chase on Friday night!


Download the Registration Form and mail it to The Good Samaritan Center, P.O. Box 4955, Jackson, MS 39296. Please mail by July 2nd.

Or bring your completed form to The Good Samaritan Center at 114 Millsaps Avenue in Jackson, or to one our NUTS – Neat Used Things for Sale Stores.

NUTS Midtown 114 Millsaps Avenue, Jackson, MS 39202- Open Wednesday – Friday 9:30am – 5:30 pm or Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm

NUTS Fondren 3011 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216 – Open Monday – Friday 10:00am – 6:00 pm or Saturday 10:00am – 5:30pm

If you register for The Balloon Chase, consider registering for The Good Samaritan Center’s 12k’s for the Holidays Charity Run coming up November 23, 2013! We are offering a $10 discount to those who register for BOTH RACES! See the Balloon Chase Registration Form for details.

Race Schedule
Friday, July 5th

5:30 PM Registration
5:30 PM – 8 PM Kid’s Fun Area
6:45 PM Four Mile Run & Two Mile Walk
6:45 PM Balloon Fun Flight
7:45 PM Kid’s One Mile Fun Run
8:00 PM Balloon Glow

Race Route

Starting on Watford Parkway, runners and walkers will do a two mile loop with scenic hot air balloons. Four Mile Runners will do the loop a second time for a look at the balloons again!




Thanks to our sponsors. They make this event possible:

All proceeds from this festival benefits The Good Samaritan Center.