2017 Fireball Run Adventurally

2017 Fireball Run Adventurally

Sep 30, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Main Street Square, Downtown Rapid City

Finish Line Festival  

  • 2-6 pm we will be having a festival downtown on Main Street with classic cars, vendors and sponsors all in conjunction with the Pumpkin Festival at Main Street Square
  • 4 pm will be the live parade with all of the vehicles from Fireball Run as well as some different floats and acts from some of our local schools (bands, drumlines, cheer and dance teams, etc.)

Ticket Information - To get FREE tickets to the filming and your chance to be on TV, contact Todd @ tucker@visitrapidcity.com or go to Facebook and like RapidCitySports and send them a message with your ticket request!

TheFireball Run is an adventure rally filmed in real time. It is the Amazing Race, Dirty Jobs, How It's Made, and your favorite travel and history show all wrapped up into the largest live trivia pursuit ever.

It is a 2,000 mile life-sized, trivia pursuit road rally competition that takes place over an 8 day period. The race contestants will travel to:

  • Eau Claire, WI (start of the race, September 22)
  • Dubuque, IA
  • Burlington, IA
  • Ft. Dodge, IA
  • Vermillion & Yankton, SD
  • Pierre, SD
  • Rapid City (finish line city, September 30)

There are 40 teams racing around the Midwest to locate America’s hidden gems and historic artifacts, all for bragging rights, a plastic road sign and an opportunity to find America’s missing children.

Fireball Run is a 26 episode streaming series in the U.S. on Amazon and televised in foreign markets. The teams are made up of a variety of individuals with a whole lot of personality and BIG hearts including two of our very own Rapid City residents, Marnie & Doug HerrmannShow your support by going to http://tiny.cc/votemarniedoug to vote for the Herrmann’s. Contestants will travel throughout Rapid City and the Black Hills in hot pursuit of clues to answer trivia questions and uncover historic artifacts and hidden gems unique to our area. All elements of the show are authentic, including contestant outcome and reaction. NOT a Reality TV series, Fireball Run is factual entertainment. Factual TV is a genre of non-fiction depicting actual events and people.

Many of the challenges are once in a lifetime, rare, exclusive, of historic experiences, although some are physical challenges. Not a road-race, contestant speeds are monitored by the AmberAlertGPS system by AlertGPS®. Fans can favorite teams in real time as they traverse along a satellite map at fireballrun.com.

This is your opportunity to watch as this amazing AdventuRally rolls through Rapid City and cheer on the contestants and celebrate with the winning team as they cross the finish line in Downtown Rapid City on September 30th! 

The Fireball Run is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest active recovery effort for missing children. Over the course of the first 10 seasons, they have helped recover 49 missing children with the show. 

For more information about The Fireball Run click here or follow on Facebook @FireballRun.  Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming months.

If you want to get involved in The Fireball Run: BIG Country, please contact Todd Tucker, Director of Sports & Events for Visit Rapid City at tucker@visitrapidcity.com or 605.718.8491.


 Visit Rapid City

 Rapid City Economic Development

 Badlands Media

 Main Street Square

 Rapid City Police Department

 Homeslice Media

 Rapid City Summer Nights

 The Rushmore Hotel

 Rapid City Parks & Recreation

 Canaday Granite Surfaces

 BMS Financial Advisors

Event Contact:
Todd Tucker