SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017
12:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.
DOWNTOWN LAWRENCEBURG, INDIANA
In partnership with the Lawrenceburg Fire Department
A one-day event with teams competing to pull a fully loaded fire truck weighing 74,000 pounds. It’s the ultimate tug of war challenge and a great team building event. This event will also feature family attractions and fire safety displays/demonstrations. Free admission.
All proceeds from the event go to support Special Olympics Indiana—Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties, allowing athletes with intellectual disabilities to train and compete on a local and state level in 20 Olympic-type sports.
Teams of 15 or less will compete for the bragging rights in the ultimate tug-of-war with a 74,000 pound fire truck. That’s right, the truck weighs 37 tons! But don’t worry, you’ve got this. Each team raises a minimum of $500 in pledges to see who can pull the fire truck 50 feet in the shortest amount of time. The team doing so will not only get bragging rights, but will also receive the Fastest Pull Challenge trophy. After the Fastest Pull Challenge teams will then compete in the Lowest Combined Weight Pull. Teams can raise money through hosting fundraisers, individual pledges, or sponsorships. All participants must sign a waiver of liability.
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Fire Truck Team & Kiddie Pull Registration
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Car Show Registration
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Safety Town
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Firehouse Kitchen
12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Happy Hooves Petting Zoo & Pony Rides
1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Haag Ford “Cruisin’ for Acceptance” Car Show
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Opening Ceremonies with the 35th Indiana Pipes and Drums
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Kiddie Pull
2:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Pull w/ Awards Immediately Following
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Car Show Awards
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Jack Wagon Band
Team members will line up on the rope attached to the fire truck. The official starter
will signal when to start the pull. After the team pulls the fire engine 50 feet, or five (5) minutes has elapsed, the stopwatch will stop. Elapsed time will be recorded as the team score. The team that completes this task in the least amount of time wins the “Fastest Team Pull” trophy.
LOWEST COMBINED WEIGHT PULL
See how many teammates it takes to pull the fire truck! Start with one or two. Continue to add teammates until your team pulls the fire truck the distance of 50 feet, you’ve only got five minutes. At the end of your pull, the weight of those teammates pulling the truck will be added together. The team pulling the fire truck with the least amount of team weight will claim the “Lowest Combined Weight Pull” trophy.
EVENT RULES AND TEAM INFORMATION
- All participants must have a signed waiver submitted with the team registration.
- Each Team Captain will be responsible for the submission of all registration paperwork and will check the team in at the registration tent on the day of the event.
- Registration is limited to the first 30 teams who complete and return their registration forms in good order, including remittance of the minimum team entrance fee of $500.00, the team must raise a minimum of $500 through hosting fundraisers, individual pledges, corporate or union sponsorship.
- Teams are limited to no more than 15 members.
- Teams registered before August 15th will receive “official” Fire Truck Pull t-shirts for each team member. Registration must include the minimum $500 team registration fee.
- The Event will take place, rain or shine with a kiddie pull beginning at 9:45 a.m.
- In the event a team member cannot participate after he/she has been registered, the Team Captain may appoint an alternate team member. Alternate team member is required to submit a signed waiver, may not receive t-shirt in correct size.
- Recruitment of team member(s) from other teams the day of the event is not permitted. A team member may only pull for one team.
- Teams may station their pullers on the rope in any order but may not tie the rope around the anchor puller.
- Rope attachments, such as Velcro, are not allowed.
- Pullers may remove slack from the rope but must not begin pulling until signaled.
- The signal to begin the pull from the Referee is… Ready, Set, and the blowing of an air horn.
- Timing begins at the sound of the horn and continues until the truck is pulled the required 50 feet distance or 5 minutes has elapsed. Elapsed time will be recorded as the team score.
- Referee will signal the end of the pull and the truck brakes will be applied.
- Gloves are permitted. Shoes are required. NO FLIP FLOPS!
- A 1 1/2” diameter rope will be used for the competition.
- Upon completion of the Pull, the team will immediately assemble in front of a fire truck for a team photo.
- Awards ceremony will immediately follow the close of the competition.
- The decisions of the Judges are final.
HOW TO REGISTER
I HAVE A TEAM
To register yourself and your team for the 2017 Fire Truck Pull, complete the “Team Registration Form”. Please have each individual that is considering participating complete an “Individual Registration/Pledge Form” and sign the release and waiver of liability form. Register your team before August 10th and your team will receive an “official” Fire Truck Pull t-shirt. Registration must include the minimum $500 team registration fee. Additional funds collected can be turned in on the day of the event. Otherwise, team registrations are due by 1:15 p.m. on the day of the event.
I DON’T HAVE A TEAM
So, you’ve got what it takes, but your friends don’t? Created for those individuals with weak friends and needs us to assign him/her to a team. All you have to do is complete the “Individual Registration/Pledge Form”, sign the release and waiver of liability form and raise $50 in pledges. Register by before August 10th and you will receive an “official” Fire Truck Pull t-shirt. Registration must include the minimum $50 registration fee.
WHERE TO MAIL REGISTRATION
Completed registration forms, signed waivers and pledges/registration fee can be mailed to: Special Olympics Indiana, Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties, 429 Manchester Street, Aurora, IN 47001. Please make checks payable to Special Olympics Indiana. Remember registration and fee must be received by August 10th in order for you and your team to receive the “official” Fire Truck Pull t-shirt.
- Fastest Pull Time 1st, 2nd & 3rd
- Lowest Combined Weight Pull
- Top Team Fundraiser
- Top Individual Fundraiser
- Top Special Olympics Athlete Fundraiser
Calling all kids 8 years old and younger! Have your parents register you for the Kiddie Pull the morning of the event. It’s free! Then get ready to put your muscles to work pulling a fire truck with a team of other kids.
Safety Town is a fun and interactive way for children to experience and learn safety lessons.
HAPPY HOOVES PETTING ZOO & PONY RIDES
Miniature ponies, donkeys, an alpaca, pot belly pigs, goats, ducks, rabbits, a bearded dragon and more. Oh my!
CRUISIN’ FOR ACCEPTANCE CAR SHOW
The Haag Ford “Cruisin’ for Acceptance” Car Show will feature a variety of unique cars and antique fire trucks. The show will take place downtown Lawrenceburg on High Street east of Walnut Street.
- 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Car Show Registration
- 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Car Show
- 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Car Show Awards
To register a car or antique fire truck, click here.