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Great Rush-Hour Balloon Race takes to the sky

source: Melissa Wilson source: Melissa Wilson

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Hundreds watched as hot air balloons took to the sky Friday morning.

33 hot air balloons took off from Bowman Field to take part in the U.S. Bank Derby Festival Great Rush-Hour Balloon Race.

The balloons raced for about 45 minutes to the UPS facility off National Turnpike.

[SLIDESHOW: KDF Great Rush-Hour Balloon Race]

The Rush-Hour Race is a prelude to the Friday night Balloon Glow and the Great Balloon Race that is set to take place on Saturday morning.

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