Do you have what it takes to pull a 17,000 lb. semi with a 53 ft. trailer 125 feet faster than anyone else?
The United Way Human Truck Pull is back for its third year on Saturday, August 27 at the Anderson Airport. This year’s event will expand into a 2-county event as United Way of Madison County and United Way of Delaware County partner together to bring in more teams from a larger region. Bragging rights, trophies and prizes will be awarded for Fastest Team Overall, Fastest Team (Co-ed and Mens) and Most Money Raised.
The United Way Human Truck Pull is a timed competition between teams of 10 (men’s teams) or 12 (co-ed teams, at least 4 female members) to pull a Carter Express 17,000 lb. semi with trailer 125 feet. Think tug-of-war with a semi with a 53-ft. trailer on the other end of the rope. Teams must either pay a $500 entry fee or raise a minimum of $500 in fundraising to participate. To assist teams who want to fundraise, United Way offers personal online fundraising pages for free. All team members who compete will also receive a t-shirt at the pull.
See the Human Truck Pull in action and view a short video of two past teams in action at www.unitedwaymadisonco.org/truckpull
Interested teams can download a print version of the registration form or register online at www.unitedwaymadisonco.org/truckpull. Deadline for team registration is August 16.
Back this year is also a Kid’s Exhibition Pull. Children are invited to join a combined kid’s group pull of the semi cab as the crowd cheers them on. Cost is $5 per child and a signed waiver will be required.
In addition, a variety of family-friendly activities including food trucks and BBQ from The Pittt, a kid’s play area, DJ and MAX 93.5 FM will also be on-site. Individuals will also share their stories of how their lives have been impacted by United Way locally. The public is encouraged to bring kids, family and friends to watch and cheer on the teams. Admission to the event will be a $2 donation for adults and $1 donation for children 3 -12.
The partnership of United Way and Carter Express to host the Human Truck Pull on August 27 will benefit thousands of individuals and families across all of Madison and Delaware Counties by raising funds to support programs that give opportunities for individuals and families to THRIVE. These include efforts that both help young children to succeed in school and families to find ways to financially thrive so they are empowered to support their families.
About United Way of Madison County
United Way of Madison County is improving lives locally by collaborating with people and organizations to create opportunities for positive change. Governed by an 18-member volunteer board of directors, United Way of Madison County has been a member in good standing of United Way of America since 1973. For more information, contact 765-643-7493 or visit our Web site at www.unitedwaymadisonco.org.