June 22, 2018
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2012 Fireball Run Adventurally set to cross Maine border Friday

John Clarke Russ | BDN
John Clarke Russ | BDN
Bangor Fireball Run Adventurally Team logo is affixed to a tinted window of the Bangor team's car, a Chevrolet SUV.

Teams from the 2012 Fireball Run Adventurally are expected to make their way into Maine Friday before concluding the rally Saturday afternoon when 40 teams cross the finish line in Bangor, Maine.

Saturday will be the culmination of the 8-day, 2,500-mile race that will have taken teams through seven states. The public is invited to visit downtown Bangor Saturday afternoon to cheer on the teams as they approach the finish line, see some of the impressive cars that took part in the race up close, and attend a final parade featuring all 40 team cars and a few surprises.

“Saturday will be a really fun day that will allow us to showcase what Bangor is all about,” said Kerrie Tripp, executive director of the Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau. “All of the events — the race, the finish line, the parade — will all be filmed and put together for a feature length movie for release next year.”

Fireball Run Adventurally is a life-size board game, an interactive adventure series where teams solve several clues daily in order to navigate the route, locate points of interest and score. The interactive adventure was created to aid in the recovery of missing children.

Team Bangor Riverdrivers is made up of “Timber” Tina Scheer of The Great Maine Lumberjack Show and Maine Office of Tourism Director Carolann Ouelette. The Bangor Riverdrivers have been competing against 39 other teams navigating the route and score, using everything and everyone at their disposal to solve clues and accomplish missions based on northern history, geography and pop culture. The Bangor Riverdrivers were in 21st place when they crossed the finish line on Day 6 in Connecticut.

On Saturday, the 40 teams are expected to roll into Bangor in the early afternoon to participate in seven secret missions around Bangor. Once the Adventurally is finished, the 40 cars, along with the Air National Guard Honor Guard, the Hermon Pan Band, the Anah Funsters and many others will lead a parade down Main Street. At the conclusion of the parade, all 40 teams will be available for members of the public to view and take pictures, parked along the lower part of State Street in downtown Bangor. The day — and the Fireball Run Adventurally — will conclude with a parade through downtown Bangor, starting at about 5 p.m.

Live streaming of the rally, team information and more can be found at fireballrun.com.

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