Fireball Run coming Sept. 30

Posted by Rob Houston, Visit Enid Communications Coordinator on 02/26/2014

Fireball Run

UNIVERSAL, ORLANDO- Enid, Oklahoma has been selected as a host destination for Season 8 FIREBALLRUN: America's Frontier and its Race to Recover America’s Missing Children.The adventure runs Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2014, and the stop in Enid is Tuesday,Sept. 30, 2014.

A reality-filmed series, FIREBALL RUN is the Most Epic Adventurally in America® a gripping and emotional 8 day, 2,500 mile, life-sized trivia game, where America serves as the game board; 40 driving teams compete for glory, bragging rights, and a plastic road sign. All while aiding in a massive effort to recover America's missing children.

America's Frontier is this season's theme. To move about the country and score, driving teams solve clues and accomplish tasks based on host destination points-of-interest, history, and culture.

Streamed live to a world-audience and filmed as part of a popular online TV series, the 2013 FIREBALL RUN elicited a whopping $56 million in media exposure for its host destinations. Enid is one of just 8 destinations selected annually and it will serve as Chapter 4 in the series.

Although a trivia game there is nothing trivial about FIREBALL RUN's message or results. Often referred to as “the most fun you will ever have, doing the most important thing you’ve ever done,” every team is assigned a missing child from their hometown region and tasked with distributing posters along the route; the awareness campaign has aided in 42 child recoveries since 2007.

Producers became aware of Enid after receiving an invitation from Visit Enid Director Marcy Jarrett. Enid will have an official team competing in the event. Team members are Enid city commissioner Dr. David Vanhooser and Aaron Brownlee, president of Wymer Brownlee.   

The adventure begins September 27th in Frisco, TX and finishes October 4th in Independence, MO. The public is encouraged to visit downtown Enid on Sept. 30 for an afternoon of live streaming, family fun, to meet the celebrity teams and see their rides, then come out again Wednesday morning, Oct. 1, for the Day 5 green flag.