Season 11 Fireball Run: Big Country

Sept 22 - 30, 2017
Eau Claire WI, Rochester MN, Dubuque IA, Burlington IA, Fort Dodge IA, Vermillion SD, Yankton SD, Pierre SD, Rapid City, SD

A show for adventurers, drivers, and knowledge seekers, 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 get to. Upon arrival, teams are presented a rare opportunity, unique task or challenge activity. Every mission and experience introduces a new chapter in the overall story of a great and often under-discovered destination.

A bit gritty and at times unpolished, Fireball Run puts you in the action to explore, learn, and re-discover America in the ultimate road trip. The trophy is a plastic road sign, but the real prize is the journey.

If you love travel and you love history, you'll love Fireball Run. The most amazing thing about this race is every experience can be your own, real-life adventure.

Featured Destinations

Eau Claire WI

Eau Claire was established at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers as three separate settlements, and quickly grew as a lumber town. Today, the Eau Claire area celebrates and preserves its history while thriving as a vibrant small city. Natural beauty can be found on our lakes, rivers, parks, and trails (including the Yellowstone Trail). Creativity and innovation run rampant, producing everything from Silver Spring Foods – the world’s largest grower and producer of horseradish - to Grammy Award-winning musician Bon Iver!

Dubuque IA

Situated at the Tri-States of Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois on the mighty Mississippi River, Dubuque and its surrounding communities are an open playground not only for the young, but also the young at heart. Explore historical sites. Delight in nature’s bounty. Dream along the riverside. Indulge in breakfast at a country inn. Luxuriate in the services of a posh spa. Tour a winery, or window shop in the heart of downtown. Whatever it is you want to do while taking a break from the realities of life, Dubuque can take you there. (Photo: Bob Felderman)

Burlington IA

This German, Irish, and Scandinavian town consists of old Victorian buildings and homes that capture the historic atmosphere. With a 20-block Heritage Hill Historic District just north of a vibrant and architecturally recognized downtown, full of locally owned establishments. After the Black Hawk War, Iowa was open for settlement and Burlington became home of the first capitol of the Wisconsin Territory in 1838. Since 2009, Greater Burlington has benefited from over $300 million in new corporate capital facility investment and the creation of over 1,300 new jobs. During this same period manufacturing has grown to be the area’s largest sector, employing over 20% of the area’s workforce. Greater Burlington is home to many domestic and international companies. In 2016 and 2017, Greater Burlington was ranked by "Site Selection Magazine" as #1 on the Mississippi River for economic development deal flow. 2017 marked the 5th year in a row, Greater Burlington was recognized as a Top Metropolitan community also by Site Selection Magazine. Greater Burlington’s success is a direct result of its combination of river, road, and rail infrastructure.

Ft Dodge IA

Outdoor recreation abounds in Fort Dodge where Iowa’s largest off-highway vehicle park, Gypsum City, is located with of 55+ miles of trails, 2 state designated water trails flow 65 miles, 25 miles of connected multi-use paved trails, snowmobile trails, mountain bike trails, fishing lakes and ponds, aquatic center, sports complex and an equestrian park with 45 miles of multi-use trails. In addition, the arts strive in Fort Dodge with an art museum, 6+ community theatre groups, symphony performances, numerous vocal performance groups and an active DIY art studio. Other attractions include a frontier museum with 20+ buildings of collections, family-owned orchard, a winery and brewery.

Yankton-Vermillion SD

The original territorial capitol of the Dakotas, Yankton remains rich with history and culture. Locals may tell you where Jack McCall was buried after he was hanged in Yankton for the murder of Wild Bill Hickok. They’ll surely share their favorite fishing holes, or point you to a restaurant with the best walleye. Yanktonians are proud of their town, located on the wild Missouri and close to picturesque Lewis and Clark Lake. The lake area offers miles of bike trails, hiking trails with lake views, sailing, boating, skiing and fishing. Head downtown for coffee or a sandwich, and then walk the picturesque Meridian Bridge, the longest pedestrian bridge in the U.S. which connects two states.

Pierre SD

On the shores of the Missouri River, Pierre is a bustling community brimming with hometown hospitality. Spend your trip on the Missouri River, discover family friendly and interactive experiences or take a step back in time at South Dakota's history museums. It's all waiting for you on your vacation to South Dakota's adventure capital. Here, outdoor recreation is king. Whether you like to hunt and fish, spend time on the water or take a leisurely stroll along 52 miles of bike path, we've got you covered. History buffs love the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center. After a full day, relax in our comfortable hotels and enjoy one of the best steaks you've ever had.

Rapid City SD

Favored for its immediate access to national treasures and hidden gems in the region, Rapid City is centrally located to epic monuments like Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial. Discover the beauty of Badlands National Park or be as free as the bison that call this land home at Custer State Park, located only minutes from downtown. In downtown Rapid City, you'll find Main Street Square alive with festivals, arts and culture, as well as a rich sense of pride. You can see artistic expression in the form of graffiti pop art on alley walls and in murals throughout the city. Here, you can experience a delicious mix of local flavor in a generous culinary and brew scene and stand face to face with former presidents on nearly every street corner.

Rochester MN

Rochester, MN has consistently been voted one of the top cities to live in the U.S. and attracts people from all over the world. Visit Rochester, MN and you will experience the unique combination of world-class innovation, surrounded by natural beauty and hometown charm.