Spectators and fans are welcome to join in the fun of Fireball Run when it rolls into Bentonville tomorrow. Who knows, you might even see yourself on TV. Just be on the square from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct 1 and from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct, 2.
Fireball Run is an online television series in its 8th season. This action adventure competition is hosted by former WWE Superstar “Raven.” Unlike most reality television series, Fireball Run is filmed in real time.
Producers describe it as “similar to the 1980s Cannonball Run movie starring Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise as a team of drivers in a wacky cost-to-coast race from New York to California. Unlike the movie, however, Fireball run teams are not road racing. Instead teams from all over the world participate in a life-size, brain-challenging trivia pursuit game called an adventurally (adventure-rally) with their vehicles serving as pawns on a massive game board the size of America. To advance from city to city and score they solve trivia based on a geographical position, after which they must complete a series of tasks ranging from zany to life-changing. And, if you’re wondering what the prize is – don’t set your hopes too high. Teams compete for bragging rights and a plastic road sign, all while raising awareness for missing children.”
Forty teams are competing, including Bentonville residents Gan Nunnally and Kevin Yingst. The duo is raising awareness for Alexa Galdamez, a 6-year-old girl from the neighboring city of Springdale, last seen on Aug. 26, 2010. Every team is assigned a child missing from their home town region and tasked with distributing posters featuring the child. The effort annually distributes more than 50,000 posters across America and has aided in 43 child recoveries since 2007.
Those who come out to the Bentonville square can enjoy seeing collector cars, celebrities, and food vendors. Vehicles used in the Transformers: Age of Extinction movie’s pivotal chase scenes are scheduled to compete and make appearance in this year’s Fireball Run.
Fireball Run can be seen on Roku, GoogleTV, Amazon FireTV, and Smart TV on the AdeysTV Channel. All seasons and episodes are also available on YouTube and iTunes.