Members of the community will come together to use their strength for a good cause at the Round Rock Sports Center on Saturday, June 17 as they attempt to haul a 55,000-pound Round Rock fire engine 75 feet in the fastest time. The annual Fire Truck Pull is a team-building activity and fundraiser that is open to the public and supports Special Olympics Texas athletes in Central Texas.
The Fire Truck Pull requires teams of 12 friends, family members and colleagues to put their muscles together to pull the emergency vehicle. Check-in and walk-up registration begins at 2 p.m. and the first pull is slated for 3:15 p.m. The entry fee is $30 per person.The challenge will wrap up with an awards ceremony.
In addition to the registration fee, teams are encouraged to raise extra funds in an effort to compete for the “Top Fundraising Team” award. All funds collected through this event will go to SOTX to provide sports programming and competition training for more than 4,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Central Texas Area.
This event operates under the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), which is SOTX’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. Through efforts like the Fire Truck Pull, Texas LETR raised over $1.4 million in 2016 to support more than 58,300 SOTX athletes across the state.