The Greater Burlington CVB is honored that Greater Burlington has been selected as one of eight destinations to host FIREBALL RUN: Big Country, the show’s 11th season on September 26, 2017!
Fireball Run is a legendary 8-day, 2,000 mile life-sized trivia pursuit road rally competition, filmed in real-time. Approximately 50 teams, consisting of major players across the country, will battle it out while taking the road less traveled to explore under-discovered places and obscure historic artifacts. All while aiding in America’s largest active recovery effort for missing kids.
Greater Burlington announces Fireball Run at Press Conference on March 14, 2017.
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The Race to Recover America's Missing Children
Each season of Fireball Run the teams are assigned a missing child to actively advocate for during the adventurally. This partnership with the Child Rescue Network is America’s largest active recovery effort for missing kids. In 10 seasons, the contestants have aided in the recovery of 44 missing children.
Team Burlington has been assigned the case of Erin Pospisil from Cedar Rapids. Erin went missing in 2001 at the age of 15. Her story can be found at ErinPospisilIsMissing.org. Team Burlington will distribute over 1,000 posters throughout the 2,000 mile journey to see if they can learn anything new about Erin.
MEET TEAM BURLINGTON
Chad Palmer, CEO Energyficient Lighting Systems
“I was thrilled to be chosen to represent Greater Burlington Iowa! A once in a lifetime opportunity to tell the world about this wonderful place we call home! I am excited to see what the Fireball Run has in store for us!”
Shane McCampbell, Burlington Mayor
“When I heard how participating in FBR would give me the opportunity to showcase this city I love, I was immediately excited. When I later learned that the catalyst of FBR is to bring much needed attention to missing children in this country, well that put it completely over the top. I’m all in!”
A huge thank you goes out to our partners in helping make Greater Burlington’s time with Fireball Run successful!
- Rally Engine Shottenkirk Superstore
- Rally Steering Wheel
- Rally Tire
- Rally Starter
- Des Moines County
- Rally Headlight
- Iowa Economic Development Authority / Travel Iowa
- Rally Taillight
- Rally Spark Plug
- Sterzing Food Company
For a complete list of sponsorship opportunities view the Fireball Run Sponsorship Flyer.
DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON EVENTS
Join us Downtown Burlington on Tuesday, September 26 to welcome the Fireballers to Greater Burlington! You will have the chance to meet the teams, see their cars and show off your Greater Burlington pride!
*stay tuned for more details