Frequently asked questions

Reality Rally is a "Fun for Funds" 3 day charity event in Southern California, created by "Survivor Gabon" contestant, Gillian Larson. One hundred percent of net proceeds benefit Temecula-based Michelle's Place Breast Cancer Resource Center.

Please click the link for Gillian's story.

In Temecula, Southern California's beautiful wine country. Refer to The Event and Weekend Schedule for full details of all weekend event information.

Thursday evening: Pechanga Resort & Casino
Friday evening: Wilson Creek Winery
Saturday day: All over historic Old Town Temecula
Saturday evening: Temeku Hills Country Club Ballroom
Host Resort: Pechanga Resort & Casino

Gillian read Michelle's Story years ago and was struck by the tragedy Michelle and her family faced because of a misdiagnosis. She vowed that if she ever had the opportunity to raise funds and awareness of what the Center provides, she would to help prevent another family facing that same tragedy. This vow is being fulfilled by Reality Rally and all those that make it possible.


VIP Experience Weekend Package Purchase for Reality Rally 2018 are as follows:

Do not miss this amazing opportunity to spend the weekend in style:
  • VIP Experience Package is valued at $2164.00
  • $1400.00 VIP Experience package for up to 2 person(s)
  • $700.00 for each additional person in shared room - total $1400
  • Up to 4 per room - 4 person limit
  • Deadline to purchase VIP Experience Packages March 12th, 2018

VIP Experience Package includes:

  • Airport Ground Transport on Thursday & Sunday from/to San Diego Airport ONLY
  • 1 room for 3 nights for 2 people (3rd person add on $700 in same room $2100)
  • Thursday night Pechanga Resort & Casino Lip Sync Competition Showdown Tickets
  • Wilson Creek Tickets
  • Entry into Reality Rally's Amazing Race style Game (14 and older with one minor on a team)
  • Personalized Team & 2018 fundraising link
  • Choice of one Star to race with (see “Game” below)Team introduction with your one chosen Star
  • Some meals and snacks
  • Intervenue transport with the Stars
  • Commemorative Program for each VIP in room
  • 1 Swag Bag
  • Personal Handler (see “Celebrity Relations” below)
  • Green Room Access
  • Red Carpet after the Stars (see below)
  • Visit to Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center
  • VIP Lanyard - All Access Pass
  • Flight cost not included in packages.
  • Your flight itinerary must be coordinated with our sponsored Travel Agent, to be included in the San Diego (SAN) airport transport on Thursday and Sunday only, by the March 12th deadline date.


We have a list on our website: Reality Rally Star Line Up link

On October 1st we launch and the Stars will start signing up to attend the event in May

As stars sign up they will be added to the Reality Rally Star Line Up

The required fundraising amount is $700 by the deadline date of March 12th to attend.  

Occasionally there might be a circumstance that requires them to drop out.  If this happens, they are taken off the website immediately.  

Reality Rally Star Line Up is always current.

Fans can help by donating to their favorite Reality Rally Star attending.



That is the purpose of the weekend. You meet the Stars all weekend and Michelle's Place benefits from the funds raised. 

Weekend schedule

Prices and ticket sales under The Event. 

  • Thursday evening: Lip Sync Showdown at Pechanga Resort & Casino - Tickets

  • Friday evening: Red Carpet, Dance Competition, Feeling Lucky Poker Tournament and games and Old Tyme Photo station at Wilson Creek Winery - Tickets

  • Saturday day: Amazing Race style game all over historic Old Town Temecula - Tickets

  • Saturday evening: Celebrity Chefs Showcase at Temeku Hills Country Club Ballroom - Tickets

  • Host Resort: Pechanga Resort & Casino - Please check out the VIP Experience Weekend Package - Tickets

Event tickets - Purchase under The Event

Tickets to Thursday, Friday and Saturday events are booked through the website pre event.

Tickets available at the door, provided space is available.

Game tickets to play the 3 hr Amazing Race Type Game available online beginning on October 1st.

Click here to play.

Go to and click on the "The Event" tab, then select "Ticket Sales".


  • Reality Rally is "Green" we do not mail a paper ticket for any event at Reality Rally
  • You can print your receipt
  • You will also be on the Will Call List at the door

Yes and for FREE!

Watch the website under Galleries for all photos and videos to be posted.

  • Photos and videos are made available for free by our Imagery Team.
  • Please consider them for your photo/video needs.
  • You can pull any photo you would like and copy the YouTube link for videos.
  • Please feel free to share and tag photos.


  • Take as many as you want of them and with you.
  • That is why they are here.
  • Post and tag them on all your social media and make your friends jealous and wish they had come to join you.


You can be part of Reality Rally even if you cannot come and your donation will make a difference in someone's life.

If you want to help your favorite Star, help them raise their Fundraising minimum of $700.

  • Go to Reality Star Line Up on the Reality Rally website
  • Select the Stars name you'd like to donate to 
  • Click on Donate button on their Picture and Bio
  • International donations welcome as well.
  • Your business can sponsor a Star for a minimum of $700 and be highlighted on the Stars bio and linked to your company website.
  • You can donate to help a Team, raise the most for Michelle's Place and win a Game Advantage U-Turn. See Fundraising under Teams FAQ's

Find your team under Reality Rally Teams and donate.


Many of our events are family friendly:

  • Celebrity vs Public Lip Sync Showdown is family friendly and fun
  • To enter the race the minimum age is 14 but younger children can follow the racers or watch at any Challenge on the race route.
  • Celebrity Chefs Showcase is a lot of fun and if you are into cooking shows and competitions this is a great choice




During the race you can enjoy Temecula Old Town

  • Watch the racers
  • See what the Challenge Checkpoints are all about
  • Visit the Farmer's Market
  • Visit the Museum
  • Check out the history that makes Temecula Old Town so interesting


Temecula average temperatures in the spring are in the high 70’s daytime, high 50’s at night.

Thursday Night - Casual
Friday is inside and outside - Red Carpet attire dressy
Saturday - Race T-shirt or team costume or team attire and comfortable shoes
Saturday Night - dressy or business casual 

Southern California Weather Force is a great source of information on SoCal weather.

There are many hotels in Temecula but these hotels have offered Reality Rally a discounted rate at their hotels. More may be added so check back. You MUST identify yourself as attending Reality Rally to get these rates.

Pechanga Resort & Casino 

  • Reality Rally's Host Hotel for 2018!! 
  • Stay where the Reality Rally Stars will be.
  • Call 1-888-PECHANGA or 951-693-1819 to book your room.
  • Pechanga is not offering a special rate

Quality Inn Temecula

  • Special Reality Rally Fan Rates.
  • Available for Fans, Volunteers and Press.
  • Call 951-296-3788 to book your room.
  • Ask for Reality Rally rate  

Hotel Temecula 

  • For Reality Rally this year, they will discount all rooms by $100.00.
  • Reality Rally reduced rate is $175 to $275. Must state Reality Rally when booking.
  • Hotel guests will get the full exprience which includes use of the grounds and a tour of the property.
  • Call 951-972-8500 or 844-636-5434 to book your room.
  • Ask for the Reality Rally rate.
  • The Hotel Temecula Video

You might want to consider the Reality Rally VIP Experience Weekend Package and spend the entire weekend in style and for far less cost.



The Travel Agency who sponsors Reality Rally is happy to help you find the best flights at the best price. You are responsible for covering all the costs.

Jill Hiers, CTA
Owner and Travel Planner
Custom Travel Professionals, LLC
Custom Travel Professionals


Temecula Air shuttle is the official airport transport for Reality Rally. There is not a Reality Rally special rate but they are well below all other shuttles with good service and great schedules. You call them to arrange Reality Rally does not arrange

You can also consider our VIP Experience Weekend Package which includes airport transportation from/to San Diego airport on Thursday and Sunday ONLY. Offer closes March 12th so buy soon.

Uber and Lyft are also available at your own expense

San Diego Airport (SAN) 

  • 1 hour away and the Official airport of Reality Rally. 

Ontario Airport (ONT)

  •  1 to 2 hours away depending on traffic.

Los Angeles Airport (LAX)

  •  2 to 4+ hours depending on traffic and much more challenging to transfer to Temecula from there

Orange County Airport (SNA)

  • 1.5 to 3 hours away depending on traffic 

Palm Springs Airport (PSP)

  • 1.5 to 2 hours away depending on traffic 

Yes for those who have purchasedour VIP Experience Weekend Package.

Otherwise no transport is provided.

If you want inter-venue transport you can purchase the VIP Experience Weekend Package and experience Reality Rally in style and ease.


Reality Rally is a 3 hr “Amazing Race” style game with 2 team choices:

  • 1 star and 3 team members
  • 4 team members and no star
  • Participants must be 14 and over with only one (1) minor per team
  • Completing Check Point Challenges all around Old Town Temecula
  • These challenges are put on by various Temecula organizations on Saturday on May 5th 2018

Please check out The Game link for more information.

Teams consist of:

  • Teams consist of 4 team members
  • 3 team members and 1 Reality Star
  • 4 team members and no Reality Star

See Amazing Race game tickets under Ticket Sales under The Event.

2018 Pricing is designed to increase funds raised for Michelle's Place.

Team Purchase:

  • $100 for a team of 3
  • $100 for a team of 4
  • $50 for a Single Player

We're asking teams to raise $100.00 per player to help Michelle's Place help thier clients.  Example: $300 for a team of 3 and $400 for a team of 4.  Single players raise $100.00.  This is a fundraising event for Michelle's Place.

Participants must be age 14 and over with only (1) minor per team.  


Single ticket price $50.00 you will be assigned to a team on April 28th and be notified.

You cannot create a team as a single player.  Single players can only be added to teams that paid the full price for a team.  Team purchase is $100.00. 

Team sign up starts October 1st 2017 and close on March 23rd 2018 or when 80 teams are signed up which ever is first.

Don't delay, teams fill up quickly.  

Buy Reality Rally's Amazing Race Game  Buy your team ticket here

You will need to report to the Team Registration booth at the Temecula City Hall 41000 Main Street Temecula in Old Town.

  • Participants must check in as a team
  • Participants must be 14 and over with only one (1) minor per team
  • Check-in is from 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
  • All teams must be checked in by 8:45 a.m.
  • Be in front of City Hall Square for the Opening Ceremony at 9:00 a.m. & Game Kick off activities

Yes, each team member will sign one when they check in.

Contestants under 18 ex age 14,15,16 must have a parental consent signed in order to play. No exceptions or phone consents

Your Ticket to Play and a whole lot of fun, a participant T- Shirt & water. 

Not included:

  • Other weekend event tickets. Can be purchased under The Event and then Ticket Sales on Reality Rally
  • Water but no food is provided
  • Eat before the game and pack a few snacks.

The game is designed for everyone 14 on up!  

We've had some teams in their 70's. Others in a wheelchair who managed and had a lot of fun.

Teams certainly do run from Checkpoint to Checkpoint but running is not required to enjoy playing the game

  • Enjoy the game as you and your team would like too it's a fun day! 

Participants must be 14 and over with only one (1) minor per team

  • Teams do pick their own teammates but not their Reality Stars.  
  • You must raise $1000 for Michelle's Place and then you can choose a Reality Star.
  • All team members sign up by buying a team ticket to play Buy your team or individual ticket here
  • Individuals can sign up as a single and we combine singles to teams in need of players.  
  • Single players added to a team April 28th.  You will be notified of team.
  • Fundraising done by singles then gets combined that week and could qualify for a Game Advantages.


All Teams play against each other but the winning team from each division will win the division trophy.

"Fun Friends"

  • 3 friends and 1 star
  • 4 friends and no star

"Corporate Challenge"

  • Your team represents your company, is highlighted and linked to your business website, you can wear company gear and vie for the Corporate Cup.

"Battle of the Badges"

  • Your team represents First Responders, Fire, Police, EMT’s or the military branch you represent, you are acknowledged and thanked during the Opening Ceremonies and vie for the division trophy.

"Valley Intercity Challenge"

  • Your team represents your town's City Council in a friendly inter-city competition to vie for "The Floating Gnome Trophy".

"Charity Chalice"

  • Your team represents your Charitable organization and the good work you do.
  • Your team is linked to your organization on our website, you can wear your organization apparel and have a promtional booth at City Hall on Saturday May 5th .
  • You can promote your Charity but not raise funds for your Charity.

"Heart of Health"

  • Your team is anyone involved in medical or healthcare can race in this division.  

"VIP Experience Teams"

  • Teams that purchaed the VIP Experience Weekend Package
  • These taems pay to choose their Star



But they cannot compete in any challenges or help you in any way.

We encourage family and friends following you or going to Checkpoints to cheer their team on, take photos and post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

All 4 team members must return to the Finish Line and report to the Finish Line Coordinator.

You will then be assigned a Substitute to finish the Game, if we still have subs available.

Temecula average temperatures in the spring are in the high 70’s daytime, high 50’s at night. We are known to have "Spring Showers"

Southern California Weather Force is a great source of information on SoCal weather.


You will be given your Reality Rally Participant t-shirt at the game registration booth, which is to be worn Saturday

If your team makes a special T-shirt, costume or company attire you may wear it.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes when you play the Game.

100% of the net proceeds are donated to Michelle's Place.

We do have some expenses but we are always diligent about spending.


We are asking teams to raise $100.00 per member on team.  The Reality Rally "Amazing Race" event is a fundraiser for Michelle's Place.  The funds that are raised, will provide much needed resources and support for women, men and their families during a difficult time in their lives.

Your team benefits from the fundraising too!  Raise $500.00 and have a Reality Star on your team, raise $1000 and you can choose your star! Stars are based on availability.  So don't wait too long!  Keep going and your team can earn game advantages!  $1300.00 for a "Skip It", one per team.  Raise $4000.00 and you'll earn a second game advantage, a U-TURN!  

All Reality Stars are required to raise $700 to attend Reality Rally.

See What is the Game

Fundraising Ideas & Fundraising Templates

As soon as you have registered to play the Reality Rally game, we will set up a fundraising page for you and send you the link.

Please post and email it out to everyone you know to alert them to your fundraising effort.

Your link can also be found by clicking on the donate button on your Team bio page. 

Click these links to help with your fundraising efforts:

Fundraising Ideas & Fundraising Templates.  

You can google for additional ideas.

Ask other stars for their ideas.

Yes! Share some fun facts about your team.  

  • Where are you from?

  • How did your team get together?

  • Why are you participating in Reality Rally?

  • Lets us know about any special people or group you are playing for.


Please email the team bio and photo to:

Teams can select their stars as soon as they raise $1000.

April 28th, is the deadline for all advantages and to be able to choose a star.  if you do not send in request, a random star will be added to team. Teams must have reached $1000 in order to choose a star.

The sooner you fund raise, the better chance there is to choose your favorite Star from the Reality Rally Star Line Up

If a company donates a minimum of $500 to your team’s fundraising, we will advertise it on your Bio page, with their logo & company website. This provides them with company recognition and the global reach we have though our event.

  • Corporate Match is a company that will match your fundraising amount on your personal fundraising page.

  • Some companies give a donation for Volunteer Hours  - check to make sure if your place of employment offers this perk.


  • When you send out your appeal email and posts, ask if anyone can give you a Corporate Match of funds raised.


  • Most companies do have either available if asked.


  • You provide with their contact email and Michelle’s Place provides them with what they need.

    Once the money is received it goes into your fundraising totals.

  • We have provided graphics (templates) for you to use to promote any events you may decide to do in your own town. 
  • Here is a list of Fundraising Ideas & Fundraising Templates.  
  • You can google for additional ideas.
  • Ask others for their ideas.

YES!!! Please do!!!  

Take advantage of our Fundraising Ideas & Fundraising Templates

Your Fundraising link will be left open until May 31st.

Thank you for raising funds for Michelle's Place Breast Cancer Resource Center.

Mail In Donation Form

Please mail checks to:

Reality Rally, Inc.
41893 Niblick Rd
Temecula, Ca. 92591
  • Please click the link for our Mail In Donation Form.
  • Print and fill out the form
  • Please make check payable to Reality Rally, Inc., 
  • Include the donors email address in the "memo" area in order for us to to thank them 

Yes, absolutely! All teams that fundraise earn advantages!  Reality Star fundraising is separate it does not help with game advantages.

Raise $500

  • To have a random Reality Star assigned to your team as your 4th player.
  • In addition, you will earn a 5 day, 6 night trip to Mexico for each team member!  ($98.50 tax, not included) 

Raise $1000

  • You can choose your Reality Star.
  • Look at the line up and choose the Star you want as your 4th team member
  • Star selection based on availability.

Raise $1300 

  • Teams can earn one SKIP-IT with Teams fundraising ONLY!  You can skip one challenge.  Teams can only earn one Skip It.  

Raise $4000

  • Teams can earn a U-Turn, now you have two HUGE GAME ADVANTAGES!  
  • Every $4000 = 1 U-Turn This allows you to skip a challenge of your choice.
  • This is a huge game advantage if used wisely. 

Fundraising Ideas & Fundraising Templates

Please see What is the Game.