Easter Virtual Balloon Race - East Cheshire Hospice

Easter Virtual Balloon Race

Join our Virtual Balloon Race this Easter!

For just £3 you can buy a balloon to be entered into the race, launching from ‘Jerusalem’ on Sunday 12th April 2020. You can buy as many balloons as you want to increase your chances of winning, all whilst supporting East Cheshire Hospice.

Time of launching will be confirmed closer to the race date.

This eco-friendly event is so easy to take part in and has some great prizes up for grabs!! So make sure you track your balloon(s) position throughout the race. The winning balloon will be the one that has flown the furthest in a straight line from ‘Jerusalem’.


First prize: £500 cash
Second prize: Apple iPad
10 Runner Up prizes: £10 Book Token

Click Here to sign up!

How it works

Step 1: Create an account

Before you can buy a balloon, you will be asked to create an account, this is so we know which balloon belongs to who.


Step 2: Buy a balloon & start customising it!

Make sure you buy your balloon for East Cheshire Hospice using the link below or selecting us from the list. Then from your dashboard you will be able to customise and decorate your balloon.

TIP: Virtual balloons, just like latex balloons, can pop! So make sure you look at the predicted weather conditions and make sure your balloon is suitable to give you the best chance of winning.


Step 3: Track your balloon

The virtual balloons will be launched on Sunday 12th April and will then follow a simulated flight pattern which is based on the actual weather during the race! By clicking on the race homepage, you will be able to see the leading 100 balloons to see if you are currently in the lead.


Step 4: Winners & Prizes

The race lasts 7 days and the winning balloon is the one that has flown the furthest in a straight line from ‘Jerusalem’. Remember a burst balloon can still win if the wind direction changes!

Winners will be emailed with confirmation that they have on the race & how to claim your prize. Please note, the prizes for each race are publicised on the race website homepage.


Please download the ‘how to’ guide at the bottom of this page for illustrated instructions on how to purchase and personalise your balloons!


Find out more about how it works here

For further terms and conditions please visit: ecoracing.co/site/page?view=how-it-works and https://ecoracing.co/site/page?view=privacy


Step By Step Guide

Virtual Balloon Race – Buying a balloon
1. To get started, click the link at www.eastcheshirehospice.org.uk/events/easter-virtual-balloon-race/

2. On the next page, click ‘Buy Balloons or Redeem A Gift’

3. Next, please create an account with Ecoracing (this is the race provider) – if you tick the ‘keep in touch’ button at the bottom ECH can let you know if we do other events like this in the future 😊

4. Once signed up, please select the button called ‘An existing registered Charity’

5. Then search for ‘East Cheshire Hospice’

6. Select ‘EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE – Easter Race’ to support us

7. Your now ready to purchase your balloon – click ‘Purchase’ under ‘Purchase balloon(s)’

8. Please enter your card details here to purchase your Balloon(s)

9. Once your payment has been processed, you will be taken to your Dashboard. To start personalising your balloon(s), click the small balloon icon on the left-hand side

10. On the next page, it will show you the race details and at the bottom you can edit your balloon by selecting ‘Edit this balloon’

11. Here, you can make lots of adjustments to your balloon – Tip. At step 1 you can put your own name, team name or the name of a loved one

12. Once you have finished, click ‘Save Changes’. You can make changes to your balloon(s) as often as you would like up until the start of the race by logging in and selecting the balloon icon from your Dashboard.

Happy Racing from Team ECH!

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Event details

Hospice Event, Community, Virtual

12 April 2020 to 19 April 2020


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