MARLBOROUGH PATCH —The Fireball Run, an adventure travel television series that aids in recovering America’s Missing Children, picked Marlborough as its midway checkpoint for an upcoming episode.
Coinciding with the city’s annual Heritage Festival and Oktoberfest celebrations, the Fireball Run films in Marlborough on Oct. 1, from noon to 2 p.m.
Roughly 150 cast and crew heads through downtown Marlborough along Main Street, as well as a number of other currently-undisclosed locations around the city. Mayor Arthur Vigeant will give an interview in front of City Hall at 1 p.m. The resulting episode will showcase Marlborough and its history in a 5- to 15-minute segment.
“This is a great community event for the City of Marlborough,” said Meredith Harris, executive director of the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), in a statement. “We’ve had Hollywood film productions take place here before, but nothing that showcases our city in such a direct way. Plus, The Fireball Run filming will coincide with one of Marlborough’s biggest and liveliest annual events—the Heritage Festival and Oktoberfest—which makes it a perfect opportunity for the show’s contestants and viewers to see what our wonderful city has to offer. We encourage all Marlborough residents to come out and show their enthusiasm for the city and perhaps get a chance to be on TV themselves.”
The Fireball Run is an 8-day, 2,000-mile life-size trivial pursuit game that features city history, places and sites. Forty driving teams compete to solve clues that lead to points of interest, where contestants can complete challenges and win points.
The show has approximately 4 million viewers and is currently streamed on Roku, iTunes, Amazon Prime, and Google Play, with a pending agreement to include Netflix. Proceeds from The Fireball Run go towards aiding to recover America’s Missing Children.
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