The balloons weren’t real, of course but you can still follow them on Google Earth as the race proceeds. The race ends after seven days at midday 20th September. When last seen, the main group of balloons were headed off to the north west of Moscow in the direction of Estonia, but a smaller group decided to go south east in the direction of Kazakhstan!.If you’ve purchased any balloons and want to see where they are then your best way to achive this is to click hereand log in to your account, then click on the View/Decorate/Trackbutton and this will take you to a page where all your balloons are shown on the left hand side - now click on any of these and you will see where your balloon is at that instant, together with a convenient red line showing its track from the launch point in Moscow.If you want to view the race (without logging in) to see the leader board and the position of all the balloons click here.
This has been a new event for the club and the balloons have already been launched from Red Square, Moscow on 14th September at 12:00 BST. Although this is a national event we sold over 1,000 balloons from the Royston area, slightly exceeding our target. You can see in the video below the launch of some of the balloons.