CLEARFIELD – Contestants for the Fireball Run, an adventure-rally television show, trekked through Clearfield County yesterday.
The 40 teams were given clues to various destinations throughout the county and had to complete tasks in order to earn points and to move on to the next task. Click here to read prior news coverage.
Contestants received the green flag at 9 a.m. Monday morning to take off from the East Market Street Bridge in downtown Clearfield for their next destination in Cumberland, Md.
According to previously published GANT News articles, the “adventure-rally” series will travel through New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
The series is not scripted or rehearsed and is filmed in real time as 40 teams travel along a 2,000-mile route to locate historic artifacts and “under-discovered” places.
The teams are given clues directing them to specific points of interest. When the team solves the clues, they are given the next location they must travel to and are awarded points for successfully accomplishing each activity.
In addition to the competition, each team is assigned a child who has been reported missing from their hometown through the Child Rescue Network.
As the teams travel, they hand out flyers containing information about the missing child, in hopes that someone may have information regarding that child’s whereabouts.
According to www.fireballrun.com, the Fireball Run media campaign has resulted in the successful recovery of 47 missing children.