Great Big Fungal Spore Balloon Race

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Welcome to the balloon race blog. If you've found a balloon from the race, fill in the form below and you'll be entered into a prize draw for cinema tickets.

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Balloon Race update

It is now over a week since the balloons were released, and we still have responses coming in: a few days ago a couple were found in Doncaster, and most recently, one has turned up in Offenburg, Germany!

So thank you to everyone who has taken the time to  enter their details, it is a great way to raise awareness of the fungal infection trust, and highlight  how far fungal spores can travel.

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Once again, if you have added a marker to the map but not filled in the form, please do so, or e-mail us at Without a balloon number or an e-mail address, we will be unable to verify your entry and you will not be entered into the prize draw!

So far, balloons 17, 75, 93, 184, 269, 296, 312, 387 and 391 have been found.

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Balloons found near Huddersfield, Wakefield and Dewsbury!



Thank you to everyone who took part in the Great Big Fungal Spore Race and our other 25th anniversary celebrations.

Even with only very light winds, we have responses coming in from people who have found balloons near Huddersfield, Wakefield and Dewsbury!


If you have added a marker to the map but not filled in the form, we would really like to know the number of the balloon that you found. If you could fill in the form, or send an e-mail to, this will help us to find the winner of the balloon race – Thanks!




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Found a balloon? Fill in the form below to enter the prize draw


How far did they get? Put a marker on the map to show us where you found your balloon. 

(Right click to add a marker, or enter the details below)

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Or click on the map and drag to add a marker

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