Fireball Run rolls into Schenectady
A nationwide adventure rally sped into Schenectady Wednesday. It's part of an upcoming movie that's raising awareness for a good cause. Our Erin Vannella has more on a day full of cool cars and celebrities.
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Some excitement for a good cause in Schenectady. The Fireball Run, Universal Studio's National Scavenger Hunt and Adventure Rally, is bringing celebrities, film crews and some cool cars to the Electric City.
Forty teams are stopping in eight cities over eight days. The teams are trying to solve clues to lead them to several historic locations in the city.
The race raises awareness of missing children across the country.
"But it’s not really about right, so the winner gets a plastic sign. It's more about getting coverage for the kids. There's 40 teams, 40 missing children are being represented, so each team has 1,000 fliers, 40,000 fliers were passing out in eight days, so there's a lot of exposure, a lot of eyes looking at pictures of missing kids and that's the whole goal," Fireball Run competitor Carl Erickson said.
Universal Studios is filming the entire event for an upcoming movie. There is no word on when that movie would be released.