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Fireball Run Coming to Dutchess County 

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Dutchess County is a featured destination in the Fireball Run 26-episode adventure travel series’ 10th Anniversary Season. Fireball Run follows 40 teams as they compete in a legendary 2,000-mile, life-sized trivia game. Contestants take the road less traveled in an epic quest for America’s under-discovered places and historic artifacts, while launching a massive awareness campaign called The Race to Recover America’s Missing Children. Streamed online in the USA, and televised internationally, Fireball Run is an entertaining, educational 26-episode adventure-travel series that inspires travel.

Seven destinations are selected for inclusion. Different from a reality TV show, Fireball Run is factual entertainment, depicting actual events and people. The 10th season, Fireball Run: Anniversary Edition, will feature several celebrity contestants. Cameras follow the real-life journey of 40 teams in search of amazing places and artifacts. Contestants are driven to compete and win– and it’s all just for bragging rights, a greater cause, and a road sign! Fireball Run is a streaming series in the USA, and televised internationally. In 2015, Fireballers drove the real lunar rover! Check out this epic video.

Dutchess Tourism President & CEO Mary Kay Vrba said, “Fireball Run is a great way to showcase what makes so many of our attractions distinctly Dutchess, but also to help find America’s missing children.” She continued, “To have our year-round destination selected is an honor, and we can’t wait for the teams to discover what makes the heart of the Hudson Valley so unique.”

A trivia game at its core, Fireball Run’s mission is nothing trivial: to find missing children. Through a partnership with Child Rescue Network, each team is assigned a missing child from their hometown and distributes posters along the 8-day route; in this case, Tiffany Dixon, last seen in Brooklyn in 1991. Since 2007, Fireball Run’s awareness campaign has aided in the recovery of 47 missing children.

The live competition begins when teams arrive on September 28 in Beacon and depart on September 29 from Poughkeepsie. Spectators are welcome to meet the celebrity teams and take pictures with the millions of dollars of exotic vehicles when they arrive to stay overnight in Dutchess, and again when they are getting ready to move on. Find out more.

For listings of more exciting events all year long, visit here and search the calendar for many more exciting things to see and do in Dutchess, the heart of the Hudson Valley!

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