Great Ball Race

Saturday, September 30, 2017 – Race starts at 3:00pm
The Great Ball Race Raffle – Grand Prize $1000

Great Ball Race

Race will be held during the Johnny Appleseed Festival  on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 3PM on Brink Street, Downtown Crystal Lake.

In addition to the $1,000 grand prize, runner-ups will receive fun merchandise or gift certificates from participating businesses. Winner need not be present to win.

Here’s how the Great Ball Race works:

  • Purchase a numbered raffle ticket. Brightly colored plastic balls will be numbered to correspond with the numbers on the raffle tickets.
  • These balls will then be released and “rolled” down Brink Street with the fastest balls winning prizes for their owners.
  • Race will be held during the Johnny Appleseed Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2017at 3PM on Brink Street, Downtown Crystal Lake.
  • In addition to the $1,000 grand prize, runner-ups will receive fun merchandise or gift certificates from participating businesses. Winner need not be present to win.

Great BIG Ball Race

For extra entertainment, be sure to catch the Great BIG Ball Race (right after the regular ball race). Participants representing our Great BIG Ball Race sponsors will wear colored ball costumes and race UP the hill — just for fun!

2016 Great BIG Ball Runners will represent:

RED – Goal Line Sports Bar & Grill
BLUE – BMO Harris Bank
ORANGE – Herrick Auto Rebuilders
GREEN –
YELLOW –
RED/WHITE/BLUE – American Community Bank & Trust

2016 Sponsors

The Johnny Appleseed Festival and Great Ball Race are planned, organized and staffed by volunteers. Thank you to the following sponsors for their support, which enables us to host these wonderful family-friendly events for our community:

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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