Balloon Races: Most Frequently Asked Questions


Q. How long will it take to inflate the balloons?

A. It depends how many balloons you have and how many people will be helping you. It is safest to assume that they will take 1 minute each balloon (some people will inflate more quickly, some slower – this is an average time only). 3 or 4 people can work on a cylinder at the same time so you should be able to inflate 150-200 balloons per hour.

Q. Is it safe for the environment?

A. Yes all materials we supply for a balloon release are 100% biodegradable latex balloons and paper race labels.

Q. How long does it take to order?

A. As there is a world-wide helium shortage we need 3-4 weeks to arrange your helium delivery. Balloons, labels and net are dispatched within 48 hours of receiving your order
so you will be able to start ‘selling’ labels immediately.

Q. How much do I sell the tickets for?

A. The cost of the ticket is up to you and how much you think your target customer will spend and what prizes are on offer. Perhaps work out what you would be prepared to spend on one yourself!

Q. What should we do with regards to prizes?

A. The prize is up to you – whether you want to give something from the profits of the event, or a prize donated by a local business. Most people will give a prize for the ticket that has travelled the furthest and to the person finding it.

Q. Can we print the balloons or labels with our logo?

A. Yes we can – but it will add to the cost of the pack – call the number below for a quote.

Q. Are the labels printed with my address?

A. No, we supply a standard label – see below – but we can get anything added at an additional cost, call the number below for a quote.

Q. Do I tie the label on with string/can I use valves and ribbons?

A. NO! The labels come with a hole punched in them, and the neck of the balloon is pushed through this and holds itself in place. String and plastic valves would not be environmentally safe to use in a release.


Standard Balloon Race Label


To order call us on 01295 279022 or fill out this online order form


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