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Fireball Run Sendoff Celebration

  • September 25, 2017 - September 25, 2017
  • Location: Peace Plaza Downtown
  • Address: 1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Times: 7-9 am
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact: Tracy Austin
  • Phone: 507-288-4331
  • Venue: Peace Plaza Downtown
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Cheer on the Fireball Run Big Country participants and crews as the flag is waved and the driving teams depart Rochester. Fireball Run is an authentically filmed series chronicling the endeavor and excitement of 40 aspirational driving teams leaving their lives behind in search of amazing places, unique attractions, and extraordinary people.

Throughout every competition day, these teams are provided several trivia clues called Missions, each one relating to a unique point of interest. If solved, it's answer reveals a location they must go to. Upon arrival to Rochester's Peace Plaza on Sept. 24 (when there is a welcome celebration from 5-7 p.m.), the teams will be presented unique tasks and challenge activities.

 During the send-off you'll have an opportunity to see 85 collector cars and meet the teams driving them. Some team members include astronaut Marcos Pontes, a duo of former Miss Americas, Red Ranger Power Ranger, and more.

Rochester is the second stop in the race from Eau Claire, WI to Rapid City, SD.