Christmas Balloon Race (virtual)

Event date: Sunday 25 December 2022 at 12:00

Location: Santa's village, Lapland


Join our virtual balloon race this December to fund research and support people living with macular disease. Buy and design your balloon, then sit back and watch as it races from Santa’s village in Lapland!

You'll be blown away by how simple it is to get involved:

  • Buy a balloon or gift one to a friend or relative (£3 each) - you'll be asked to create an account so they know who each balloon belongs to
  • Decorate your balloon and change its flight parameters
  • Sit back and watch your balloon as it races from Santa's Village in Lapland (Race starts 12 noon, 25 December 2022)
  • Will your balloon fly the furthest by New Year's Day?

Prizes (provided by EcoRacing for Overall winners of the Christmas Race)
1st place - £100 cash
2nd place - Amazon Alexa / Echo Dot 4th Generation!

Ecoracing is an internet based, virtual balloon race that uses real weather data and interactive mapping for real-time flight path tracking. No wildlife is harmed, climate change isn't affected and there's no litter!

Please share and invite your family and friends to join our balloon race. We can't wait to see this take off and fill the sky with Macular Society balloons!

Balloon cost: £3 per balloon

The Macular Society receives £2.25 from each balloon sale.

This event is organised by: EcoRacing

For more information about any of our fundraising events, please contact the community events team on 01264 321 964 or