A virtual balloon race for
Walk the Walk

Walk the Walk


Before you can buy / gift / activate a balloon you must create an account here otherwise we do not know who you are if your balloon is a winner!

Each balloon costs just 5 GBP and you can buy as many balloons as you want to increase your chances of winning... of course, the more you buy, the more fantastic your donation will be!


Race Start - The Balloon Safari race launches at 12 midday on Friday 20th November 2020 from the Retina hippo watering hole, in the heart of the Serengeti Nature Reserve.

Calling last orders! You must enter all your balloons by 11:30am to ensure all transactions have gone through smoothly.

A game of skill - Our advanced mathematical and physics algorithms use live weather data from meteorological group Aeris.

Balloon tracking is available 30 minutes after the race has started on Google maps and satellites.

The Grand Finish Line! - This exciting race will see the winning balloon cross the finish line at 12 Noon, 1 week later on Friday 27th November 2020.


Sign in to go direct to your personal dashboard.

Click the [ buy / gift / activate ] button and the next screen will then give you 3 options.

[ Buy balloons for you | Buy activation codes to gift | Activate a gifted code ]

Click [ Buy balloons for you ] and buy as many balloons as you can afford.

Click [ Buy activation codes to gift ] and buy as many codes as you wish to give to friends and family. A code is the same as a balloon but prepaid and therefore free to the recipient. All the purchased codes will be sent directly to you by email for redistribution by any suitable method - email, text or WhatsApp, for example. Please ensure you use the person’s correct email address or telephone number as mistakes cannot be rectified


If you are the lucky recipient of an activation code, you must first create an account here otherwise we don’t know who you are if you win. Signing in takes you directly to your dashboard. Click the [ buy / gift / activate ] button. The next screen will then give you 3 options.

[ Buy balloons for you | Buy activation codes to gift | Activate a gifted code ]

Enter your code in the [ Activate a gifted code ] field and click Activate. Repeat, if necessary, with more codes. Well done, a balloon has been added to your account and now appears in your dashboard.



Sign in to go direct to your dashboard.

Either click the [ edit balloon ] button or click on an individual balloon to decorate.

Remember to save all your design and parameter changes by clicking the [ Save changes ] button at the top of the page!

Tactical ways to increase your chance of winning?

On your dashboard you can customise each balloon by changing various parameters, for example, balloon helium, content, shape of balloon and thickness of rubber.

And 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, having the fastest shape and thinnest rubber during stormy weather is not advisable. So, looking at the predicted weather forecast for your race period prior to customisation can help your chances of winning!


The 25 race leading balloons can be seen 24/7 during the race.

Information shown includes the straight-line distance travelled in kilometres from the launch point, plus the balloon’s latitude and longitude. The button [ race leaders ] is found in the top bar.

To locate and track your balloons, Sign-in and go to your dashboard.

Click on any individual balloon to check its progress around the globe!


The winning balloon is the one that has flown the furthest in the 7 days of the race.

The balloons are measured in a straight line from the launch location... but please note that a popped or burst balloon can still be a winner if the wind direction changes and sends the still-flying balloons in the reverse direction!

The winner will be emailed with confirmation that they have won the race and also details of how to contact the organiser to arrange receiving their prize.

Please note: To further comply with Gambling Commission rules, the winner will be asked a question not instantly researched or ‘Googled’.

Prizes for every race are publicised on the website homepage and are strictly not negotiable, may vary without notice, and no correspondence will be entered regarding them. However, if a winner is from another country, Rentaballoonrace.com management will send over a cash equivalent in their local currency by electronic transfer.


Walk the Walk are delighted to report that this race will not cause injury or harm to any animals or wildlife or have any impact on our environment!

All aspects of this Safari balloon race are Virtual... no balloons, no gas, no strings and no labels… just pure adrenalin and excitement!