For the first time in the Great Forest Park Balloon Race’s history, WashU Bears will be chasing the PNC Bank “hare.”
Washington University in St. Louis is sponsoring “Time Traveler,” one of 50 balloons that will take off from Central Fields in Forest Park. Students can see the balloon up close and meet veteran pilot Tom Caton at the Balloon Glow Sept. 15 and cheer the launch at the Balloon Race Sept. 16 at Emerson Central Fields in Forest Park. Live performances at the WashU Main Stage, food trucks and fireworks also are on the bill. For a complete schedule of events, visit the Great Forest Park Balloon Race website. The university will provide free shuttles for students from the Alumni House parking lot to Central Fields from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 15 and 2-7 p.m. Sept. 16.