2022 Event Countdown

0 Days
9 Hours
59 Minutes
59 Seconds

2022 Race Day Schedule

Runners are encouge to show 30 minutes priror to your start time. 

Parking & Direction Map

Half Marathon

06:00 - Registration Closes
06:45 - Safety Brief
06:55 - Runner Ready
07:00 - Race Starts

Race Map

10K Walk/Run

06:00 - Registration Closes
07:15 - Safety Brief
07:25 - Runner Ready
07:30- Race Star

Race Map

5K Walk/Run

06:00 - Registration Closes
07:45 - Safety Brief
07:55 - Runner Ready
08:00- Race Starts

Race Map

2022 Packet Pickup Info

Day 1 Packet Pickup

September 30, 2022
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


DICK'S Sporting Goods
3550 NM-528
Albuquerque, NM 87114


Day 2 Packet Pickup

October 1, 2022
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Los Poblanos Fields
Open Space
6000-6018 Los Poblanos Field Trails
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Race Day Pickup

October 2, 2022
5:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Los Poblanos Fields
Open Space
6000-6018 Los Poblanos Field Trails Albuquerque, NM 87107

RaceNM presents the Great Balloon Chase ½ Marathon, 10K, and 5k. There is no other destination race like this! Experience the excitement and beauty of a morning run as you witness hot air balloons from the world’s largest hot air ballooning event take to the sky backdropped against the Sandia Mountains and Rio Grande River Valley.

Included with race registration:
Balloon Fiesta General Admission Ticket
Great Balloon Chase Event Shirt
Great Balloon Chase Event Medal  
Great Balloon 5th Anniversary Gift!  

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2021 Event

Thank you to all the amazing participants, volunteers, and everyone else who made the 2021 event so special. 

2021 Photos
All photos are free to download and for personal use only.Enjoy!

2021 Course Maps

Half Marathon
Aid Stations at Mile 3.5, 7, 11

10K Walk/Run
Aid Station at Mile 3.5 & 4.5