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Great Forest Park Balloon Race takes off in Forest Park

ST. LOUIS, MO —  The Stockley verdict did not lead to the cancellation of the 45th Great Forest Park Balloon Race.

The hound and hare balloons took of this afternoon as planned on Art Hill. Before the takeoff, the event featured live music performances and children's activities.

The race is known as the most well-attended and hot air balloon event in the world.

This year's winners:

  • 1 st Place - Maryville University balloon, Flown by : Tom Caton. 242 ft
  • 2nd Place - RE/MAX balloon, Flown by: Steve Mroz. 560 ft
  • 3rd Place - St. Louis Balloon, Flown by: David Rapp. 720 ft