Fireball Run Crosses the Finish Line This Weekend!

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

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Fireball Run is in full force, and ready for action on September 28th! Fireball Run – the 8-day, 2500 mile rally and race – began its trek across the southwest on September 20 from Longmont, Colorado. Since then, the 40 teams have traveled through rain storms in Alamosa, CO, mud pits in Bloomfield, NM, and are currently on a drive past the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Riverside Unified School District and Alvord Unified School District are working with the City of Riverside and our Fireball team – Mayor Rusty Bailey and Glenn Rowden of Champion Electric – with our own “Check In Daily with Mayor Bailey”. As the Fireball teams travel through cities, they are given tasks or “missions” to complete, unique and reminiscent of each town visited. The tasks give each team points as they compete to win the rally toward the red carpet finish line in Riverside, on September 28th.

The Fireball Run Finish Line Extravaganza will celebrate this epic event with a Downtown Riverside celebration, including:

  • Food Trucks – Food trucks participating are:
    • The Grilled Cheese Truck
    • Haute Burger
    • Extreme Pita
    • Piaggio on Wheels
    • The Sweet Stop
    • Kona Ice Riverside
  • Fireball Brew Fest, featuring local craft beer and wine:
    • Packinghouse Brewing Company
    • Hangar 24
    • Inland Empire Brewing Company
    • Weins Brewing Company
    • Bootleggers Brewery
    • Manzanita Brewing Company
    • Wicks Brewing Company
    • And a special treat from Brewcakes Dessert Gastropub
  • Live Music
    • Summer Twins, a Riverside band
    • On Being Human
  • Hollywood, Exotic and Classic Car show
    • Back to the Future DeLorean
    • BatMobile
    • Scooby Doo Mystery Machine
    • Pee Wee Herman bike
    • KITT from Knight Rider
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Van
    • Herbie the Love Bug
    • Kids’ Zone featuring the Tumble Gym Bus, a fire truck and the Riverside Fire Department Safety Zone

The City of Riverside is proud to host the event with the Riverside Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, and sponsors:

  • Champion Electric
  • The Salted Pig
  • Solar Max
  • The Press Enterprise
  • Riverside Downtown Partnership
  • Old Farts Racing Team of Riverside
  • K&N Air Filters
  • BMW of Riverside
  • Walter’s Automotive Group
  • Valley Crest Landscape Maintenance
  • Burrtec