Virtual Balloon Race
Support Allsorts and have fun with this virtual balloon race!
Race date: Sunday 12th April
How it works
You purchase balloons at £3 per balloon, either for yourself or as a gift (you’ll need to create an account first). The balloons are launched and the 3 which travel the furthest win a prize. You can purchase balloons by clicking here.
The deadline for buying balloons is 11.59am on 12th April.
On the dashboard you can ‘customise’ each balloon by changing various parameters of the balloon size, shape and composition to enhance your chances of winning.
Reflecting real life, virtual balloons just like latex ones, can pop if the balloon parameters are not suited to the weather. For example, maximising helium content in stormy weather is not advised, so looking at the predicted weather for your race period prior to customisation helps your chances of winning.
Lots more fun can be had decorating your balloon with all sorts of colours, patterns, and a personalised message. Remember that you can return back to your dashboard and change elements of your balloon or redecorate as often as you like right up to a race launch time and date.
The balloons will be virtually launched on Sunday 12th April. By clicking on ‘balloons’ on the race homepage, you will see the leading 100 balloons listed. The information shows straight line distance travelled in kilometres from the launch point, plus the balloon’s latitude and longitude.
The race will last 7 days and the winning balloon is the one that has flown the furthest in a straight line from the launch location. More information can be found here.
Prizes for each race
- £500 Cash
- Apple iPad
- 10 lucky winners of £10 Book Tokens
We get a percentage of each balloon purchased, so the more balloons flying for Allsorts, the more money we can raise!