Reality Rally’s Gillian Larson looks back as event celebrates 10 years of fun for funds

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Reality Rally creator and founder Gillian Larson gives some final details to racers and teams before they headed out to accomplish the tasks they need to complete to finish the 2019 race in Old Town Temecula. Valley News/Jeff Pack photo
A lot can happen in 10 years, just ask Gillian Larson, founder of Temecula’s Reality Rally. “Look how it has grown,” Larson said. “The only reason it has grown is because of the people and volunteers who have supported it over the years. It’s all done because we all care.” Larson, who competed in 2008 on the popular CBS reality series “Survivor, Gabon,” knew she had to use her 15 minutes of fame to accomplish something good. Reality Rally came from that desire. “The whole thing started in the jungles of Africa,” Larson, who had auditioned for the show eight times before finally being chosen for “Survivor, Gabon,” said. Larson said that once she arrived in the wilds of Africa, she found herself, not playing the game she so loved, but instead, ending up on
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