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.

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.

Yes, the VIP Fan Packages Purchase and Event Ticket packages for Reality Rally 2017 are as follows:

Do not miss this amazing opportunity.

Only $1000.00 for the package valued at $2164.00

$1000.00 VIP Experience package for up to 2 person(s)

$500.00 for one additional person in shared room

Deadline to purchase VIP Experience Packages February 27th, 2017

VIP Experience Package includes:

Airport Transport on Thursday and Sunday ONLY at San Diego Airport if coordinated with our travel agent.
1 room for 3 nights for 2 people at Pala Mesa Resort, the host hotel. Add a 3rd person to the room for $500.00
3rd person added at $500 gives an additional ticket to all events and all other benefits
2 audience tickets for Thursday night Pala Mesa Resort Lip Sync Showdown: Celebrity vs Public Competition.
2 tickets for Friday night Wilson Creek Red Carpet & Casino Tickets
2 tickets for Saturday Festival
2 tickets for the Saturday night Celebrity Chef Showcase
Saturday Game Ticket for 2 people or 3rd if the additional $500 is paid
Choice of one Star to race with on your team.
Personal introduction with your one chosen Star
3 meals and snacks per person
Intervenue transport with the Stars
1 Swag Bag for group.
Personal Celebrity Handler
Celebrity Green Room access
Front of the Line Autograph access and complementary Commemorative Program
Red Carpet photos after the Stars (see VIP Fan fundraising levels)
Visit to Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center
VIP Lanyard All Access Pass

**Flight cost not included in packages. Your itinerary must be coordinated with our sponsored Travel Agent, to be included in the airport transport, by the February 10th deadline date.

Additional benefits to Fundraising


Fan package purchase cost is NOT included in fundraising goal totals.

$1000 - $1299 VIP Bronze Star Level = Certificate and Senate Recognition Certificate
$1300 - $2099 VIP Silver Star Level = Recognition at Michelle’s Place and Certificate(s)
$2100 - $4999 VIP Gold Star Level = Recognition at Michelle’s Place & on Red Carpet, Certificate Press interview on Thursday
$5000+ VIP Super Star Level=Recognition at Michelle's Place, Red Carpet and Opening Ceremony, plus Certificate , Press interview on Saturday with your chosen star and a professional picture.
Game advantages: By April 1st, raise
$1300.00 to earn a"Skip-It" to skip one challenge.
$4000.00 to earn a U Turn to bypass a challenge.
Super Star Top Fundraiser receives all the above and a Trophy

On October 1st, 2016 the Reality Stars will be signing up to attend the game on April 8th, 2017. As they sign up they will be added to the Reality Star Line up. They are required to raise $500 to attend.  As this is not just an awesome weekend to have fun but a fundraiser for Michelle's Place. Occasionally there might be a circumstance that requires them to drop out.  If this happens, they are taken off the website immediately.  Reality Star Line Up is always current. Fans can help by donating to their favorite Reality TV Star attending. See Star Line Up page and donate button.

ABSOLUTELY!! 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 April 6th 6pm-9:30pm. The Reality Rally Celebrity Lip Sync Showdown - Reality Stars vs Fans/Public Competition. Pala Mesa Resort
  • Friday April 7th 5pm-10pm Celebrity Red Carpet Reception and Casino Fundraiser. Wilson Creek Winery 
  • Saturday April 8th all day. Team check in 7:00am to 8:45am. Opening Ceremonies 9:00am-10am on the steps Temecula City Hall in Old Town
  • Reality Rally The Amazing Race Style Game, 10:00-1:00pm
  • (16 & over) all over Old Town
The Reality Rally Festival

2pm- 4pm Celebrity Autograph Session, Kidz Challenge Checkpoints, Character Photos stations, performances by adult and youth groups

Celebrity Chef Showcase

6pm-9pm Celebrity Chefs Showcase. Fazeli Cellars Winery 

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 The Amazing Race Type Game available online only October 1st - March 15th. Click here to play.

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

You will not be mailed a paper ticket for any party ticket. You can print your receipt and 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 share.

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

Yes!!! Please "like" Reality Rally Facebook to watch what we are doing. Please ask all you know to do the same.

You can be part of Reality Rally even if you cannot come. If you want to help your favorite Star, help them raise their Fund Raising minimum of $500. Go to Reality Star Line up on Reality Rally Select your Stars name and click on Donate on their bio. International donations welcome as well. Your business can sponsor a Star for a minimum of $500 and be highlighted on their 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.

The Reality Rally Family Festival. We have 14 storybook characters ex: Elsa Anna, Olaf, Cinderella, etc for photo opportunities with kids. The Kidz Challenge Checkpoints is always a fun event as well. Please watch the website for details under The Festival.

Yes. Under "The Event" tab, check out "Free Things To Do".  This list is updated every year.

Thursday Night is casual
Friday Night is Red Carpet attire/dressy
Saturday Night is casual
**Note Parties are partly outside and tend to be cool, please dress accordingly**

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.

  • Pala Mesa Golf Resort Reality Rally's Host Hotel. Pala Mesa Resort Fan/Media Rate $155.00 a night. Ask for Reality Rally Fan rate. Pala Mesa about 10 miles south of town.
  • Quality Inn Temecula Fan, Volunteer and Press Rates Special Reality Rally Fan Rates.Fan rates are single or King $69. Call to book and ask for the Reality Rally Rate. 951-3788  
  • Hotel Temecula for the Reality Rally this year we will discount all rooms by $100.00. Reality Rally reduced rate is $175 to $275. Must state Reality Rally when booking. They guests will get the full exprience which includes use of the grounds and a tour of the property. They will need to call the hotel to get the rate, 1-951-972-8500 or 1-844-636-5434 .

Yes, 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 / Travel Planner
Custom Travel Professionals, LLC
Custom Travel Professionals

Reality Rally discount link for attending guests who have not purchased a VIP Fan Package and need airport transport to and from SAN Surpershuttle has a 5% one way 10% RT discount built right in Super Shuttle

San Diego airport is 1 hr away and the Official airport of Reality Rally. Ontario is 1hr away, Los Angeles LAX anything from 2hrs to 4hrs depending on traffic and much more challenging to transfer to Temecula from there.

We do not provide transport of any kind unless you have purchsed a VIP Experience Pass. You can purchase a Reality Rally VIP Experience Pass. Check ticket sales. 

Reality Rally is a 3 hr "The Amazing Race" style game, completing multiple challenges all around Old Town Temecula. These challenges are put on by various Temecula organizations on Saturday. Please check out The Game

Teams consist of 4 contestants: 3 fun public and 1 Reality Star or 4 fun public and no Reality Star.

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

Return Player Loyalty Bonus:

  • $120 for a team ticket for 3 (if anyone on a team has played the Reality Rally Game before)
  • $160 for a team of 4 public no Star

New team to our game:

  • $150 for a team of 3 with a Star or $200 team of 4 no Star.
  • Military and First Responders in the Battle of the Badges: Complimentary team ticket in acknowledgment for what they do for our towns and country. Email for Team entry.

The Charity Chalice: $100 for a 3 person Team ticket acknowledging the good works they do.

Yes, Single ticket price $50.00 you will be assigned to a team on April 1st and be notified.

They buy a single ticket and be sure to indicate they will be on your team.

Team sign up starts October 1st 2016 and closes March 15th 2017 or when 80 teams are signed up. Don't delay, teams fill up quickly.  Buy Amazing Race Game Ticket under The Event

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. Check-in opens at 7:00am and must be checked in by 8:45am. Be in front of City Hall Square for the Game Kick off activities.

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

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 Buy Tickets on Reality Rally
  • No food is provided
  • Eat before the game and pack a few snacks.

The game is designed for everyone!  Even people in their 80's or contestants that are wheelchair bound can play. Teams certainly do run from Checkpoint to Checkpoint.  But not required to enjoy playing the game,to have fun and do well. We have had some teams over 70 and also in a wheelchair who have enjoyed playing our " Amazing Race” type game. Minimum age to play is 16.

Teams do pick their own teammates but not their Star unless they are a sponsor or raise $1000 for Michelle's Place. All team members sign up by buying a team ticket to play under The Event and Ticket sales from October 1st to March 15th or when we are filled with 80 teams. Individuals can sign up as a single and we combine singles the week before the event and notify you. Fundraising done by singles then gets combined that week and could qualify for a Game Advantage U-Turn if it is over $4000 combined. Stars cannot pick their team mates. Public teams are raising money to have the opportunity to choose a Star for their team.

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

"Fun Friends" Just 3 friends.

"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 of 3 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 8th April all day. You promote your Charity but do not raise funds for your Charity.

"Heart of Health" Team of 3, anyone involved in medical or healthcare can race in this division.  


Yes, 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 team members who want to continue must return to the Finish Line and report to the Finish Line Coordinator. You will then be assigned a Substitute to finish the Game.

Normal temperatures in April are in the high 70's daytime, high 50's at night. Please check Weather Channel group as we get closer to the event.

Normal temperatures in April are in the high 70's daytime, high 50's at night. Please check Weather Channel group as we get closer to the event.

Wear layers and comfortable shoes

We do have some expenses but we are always diligent about spending. 100% of the net proceeds are donated to Michelle's Place.

Not required for Teams but we do encourage teams to raise funds as those funds will provide much needed resources and support for women, men and their families during a difficult time in their lives.

The funds raised also provides game advantages and a personal choice of their Reality Star based on availability. See under What is the Game.

The Reality Stars are required to raise $500 for a mammogram for an uninsured woman/man. We want the public to know that this is not a huge fun Reality Star reunion but a fundraiser they are a part of. In addition we do not pay Stars for their attendance, they donate their time. 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. Fundraising Ideas & Fundraising Templates

Yes, they can.  

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 bio and photo to

March 31st is the deadline to choose a star. Teams can select their stars as soon as they raise $1000's.  The sooner you fundraise, the better chance there is to choose your favorite Star from the Reality 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.

A corporate match is a company that will match your fundraising amount on your Team fundraising page. 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 that available if asked. You provide with their contact information we will provide them with what they need. Once the money is received it goes into your fundraising amount.

There is a list of suggestion Fundraising ideas on the website, plus you can google ideas. There are lots! We have provided graphics for you to use to promote any events you may decide to do in your own town. See Fundraising Ideas & Fundraising Templates.

YES!!! Please do!!!  Fundraising Ideas & Fundraising Templates. Your Fundraising link will be left open until April 30th. Thank you for raising funds for Michelle's Place Breast Cancer Resource Center.

Please mail checks to:

Reality Rally, Inc., 41893 Niblick Rd, Temecula, Ca. 92591

Please make payable to Reality Rally, Inc., put the name of the person/team you are donating to in the "memo" area and include the donors email address. 

Yes, absolutely! Raise $1000 you can choose your Reality Star.  Look at the line up and choose the Star you want as your 4th team member.  Selection based on availability.  Raise $1300 and earn one SKIP-IT!  You can skip one challenge.  Raise $4000 and 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. Please see The Game. We will notify your Star they have been chosen by your team and let them be aware you are working towards a U-Turn. Fundraising Ideas & Fundraising Templates