FALMOUTH, Maine — Two pairs of Mainers are participating in an eight-day, cross-country car rally to draw attention to missing Maine toddler Ayla Reynolds and teenager Aydriana Tetu.

Bill and Valerie Sowles of car dealer Morong Falmouth and Maine tourism director Carolann Ouellette and Tina Scheer from TV’s “Survivor Panama” left Maine on Wednesday. They’re headed for Independence, Ohio, for the start of a northeastern Fireball Run, a 15-city event that ends in Bangor, Maine.

Each team has been assigned a missing child, with a large decal featuring that child affixed to the team vehicle.

Officials say Aydriana Tetu of Lewiston is believed to have run away from home and has not had contact with family or friends since March. Toddler Ayla Reynolds disappeared from her father’s home in Waterville in December.