SANTA FE, NM (WQOW) - Amazon is getting a taste of the Chippewa Valley thanks to an appearance by an Eau Claire woman in a television series.
The tenth season of the Fireball Run television series has premiered on Amazon Video. The 26-episode adventure-travel series traverses from western New York to Massachusetts. Season 10, titled Anniversary Edition, spotlights the extraordinary history, sights, attractions, and people of under-discovered America, while also aiding in the nation’s largest recovery effort for missing and exploited children.
As news 18 previously reported, filming for season 10 took place in Eau Claire back in September. Forty teams began the competition during a two-day event in Eau Claire before heading to Rochester and other hidden treasures across the country.
Participating in the season 10 series is Eau Claire's Elaine Coughlin, on team number 2 – Big Country. She joined a cast of over 100 dashing to cities in northeastern United States. Fireball Run chronicles the adventurous journey of 40 driving teams as they receive several clues which if solved, lead to rare, historic or epic experiences.
“I was honored and thrilled to be asked to represent Eau Claire County on Fireball Run Adventurally,” Coughlin said. “It was great to meet all of the contestants and travel through so many great communities. It made me proud to be from, and to still live, work and enjoy my time in Eau Claire. It was an amazing experience and I was excited to bring the contestants to my community the following season. “
More than just great entertainment, since 2007 the series has leveraged its exposure to support Child Rescue Network, a 501-c3 charity in a Race To Recover America’s Missing Children. Each contestant team is assigned a child missing from their local region and provided posters featuring the child to distribute along the 2,000-mile, ten-day live production. The series has since aided in the successful recovery of 50 missing children.
Best described as a contest, history, and travel show combined, Fireball Run differs significantly from Reality TV. The Factual Entertainment series is filmed authentically in real-time, then edited into an exciting 26-episode series that entertains while educating viewers about amazing sites and attractions visited and experienced by show contestants.