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Fireball Run kicks off 2,000 mile journey in Hartford

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Fireball Run kicks off 2,000 mile journey in Hartford (WFSB) Fireball Run kicks off 2,000 mile journey in Hartford (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The 9th annual Fireball Run: Space Race launched from Main Street in Hartford Sunday morning, with hundreds participating.

The Fireball Run is a trivia-themed competition that brings adventure, travel and trivia.

“There will be eight cities, from Hartford to Florida’s Space Coast, and there will be several challenges that they'll have to go through; collect clues, do different activities and once they do that they get points,” said Lauren Varjabedian, Hartford’s marketing and cultural specialist.

The competition is all based on points, so competitors need to collect the most to win.

Some competitors included Jamie McDonald of Bear’s Smokehouse and Barbecue, along with some retired astronauts.

The teams have eight days to complete the game while traveling 2,000 miles from Hartford to Space Coast, Fl., while using some exotic vehicles along the way.

The entire journey is recorded, and it will end on Oct. 3 at a citywide parade with over 30,000 spectators at Cocoa Beach, Fl. It will be part of a television series that will be streamed on line.

While they are competing, teams will pass out fliers about missing children. The event raises awareness for the missing children in the country.

The event in the past has aided in the recovery of 44 missing children for the Child Rescue Network.

For more information on the series, click here.

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