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Fireball Run Comes to Dutchess (Beacon & Poughkeepsie) in September! 

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Fireball Run has selected Dutchess County as a featured destination in the series’ 10th Anniversary Season. Fireball Run tells the story of 40 teams, as they compete in a legendary 2,000-mile, life-sized trivia game. To win, contestants take the road less traveled in an epic quest for America’s under-discovered places and historic artifacts, while aiding in a massive awareness campaign, The Race to Recover America’s Missing Children. Streamed online in the USA, and televised internationally, Fireball Run is a 26-episode adventure travel series, which educates and entertains viewers while inspiring travel.

Eight destinations are selected for series inclusion, based on economic vitality, quality of life, uniqueness, story content, and audience interest. Not a reality TV series, Fireball Run is factual entertainment, depicting real events and people. The 10th season, Fireball Run: Anniversary Edition, features several celebrity contestants. Cameras follow the real-life journey of 40 rally teams searching for amazing places and artifacts. Contestants are driven to compete to win for bragging rights, a greater cause, and a plastic road sign! Fireball Run is a streaming series in the USA; televised abroad. President & CEO of Dutchess Tourism 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. To have our year-round destination selected is an honor. We can’t wait for the teams to discover what makes the Hudson Valley so unique.”

A trivia game at the core, Fireball Run’s mission is nothing trivial: to find missing children. Partnering with Child Rescue Network, each team is assigned a missing child, and tasked with distributing posters along the 8-day route. Since 2007, Fireball Run has aided in the recovery of 47 missing children.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “Fireball Run is a terrific opportunity to showcase Dutchess to a wider audience online, and also support a cause that can save young lives. We’re enthusiastic to join Fireball Run’s 10th anniversary as a first-time destination, celebrating Dutchess County, while making an impact through the show’s mission.”

The live competition is from September 23 to October 1. Spectators are welcomed to meet the celebrity teams and take pictures with exotic vehicles, when they stay overnight in Beacon on September 28th. Red carpet events are streamed live HERE!

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