FIREBALL RUN: The Space Race rockets into Florence, SC on September 30th! Fifty teams will compete in special missions around Florence before crossing Day 5 Finish Line in the downtown. The finish line activities are open to the public starting at 4pm, and you are invited to attend!
Here are our top seven reasons why you should bring your family to the finish line:
Four international astronauts will be setting the pace for the FIREBALLERS in the Space Race this year. Captain Jon McBride joins FIREBALL RUN again this year, from Florida's Space Coast. He had flown on the space shuttles Columbia and Challenger - and it was the Challenger explosion which killed our very own Lake City native, Dr. Ron McNair. Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma is the first Indian to travel in space, and he has been named a Hero of the Soviet Union. Lt. Colonel Marcos Cesar Pontes is the first Brazilian to go into space, and the only Brazilian to complete the NASA astronaut training program. Major General Jean Loup-Chretien is the first Western European to go into space, and he has been a NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut. And to top it all off, the foreign astronauts will all be chauffeured by Hollywood stuntmen!
FREE ICE CREAM to the first 250 kids in the downtown, starting at 4pm. Just stop by the Embrace Hospice tent near the classic car show to pick up your ice cream. Remember not to drip any on the cool cars!