September 29-30, 2017 | Running Aces, Columbus, Minn.
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The Truck Convoy is a two-day celebration that helps raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota. Inspired by the powerful impact Special Olympics has had on his life through his participation in the Law Enforcement Torch Run and combined with his family’s involvement with the trucking industry, Norm Schneiderhan, a Corporal with the Orange County (Florida) Sheriff’s Department, created the world’s largest Truck Convoy.
This two-day celebration of the trucking industry helps raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Minnesota athletes. To participate, truckers simply donate a $100 entry fee, send a completed registration form, meet at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack and then convoy along the pre-determined route. At Running Aces, truckers are welcomed by Special Olympics Minnesota athletes, families, friends, colleagues, law enforcement officers, the Special Olympics community, companies and agencies that make up the trucking industry. You may even get to have an athlete ride along in your truck with you!
Types of vehicles that can participate:
- truck/trailer combination
- fire truck
- dump truck
- flat bed
- large tow truck or large box truck
All trucks must be 10-GVW or larger. No trucks with hazardous materials, alcohol or tobacco names and logos permitted.
Schedule of Events
Friday, September 29
4 – 9 p.m. – Registration for event
7 – 9 p.m. – Program for attendees
Saturday, September 30
6 – 9 a.m. – Registration
6 – 8 a.m. – Coffee and rolls served
9 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
9:15 a.m. – Law Enforcement to address trucks regarding route
9:45 a.m. – Truckers and Athletes to get into trucks to prepare for departure
10 a.m. – Departure and beginning of 13th Annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy
11:30 a.m. – Trucks begin to arrive back from Convoy to Running Aces
11:30 a.m. – Lunch from Food Trucks
12:15 p.m. – Closing Ceremony and Awards
1 p.m. – Departure
The public is encourage to attend or watch from around the route to cheer on the Truckers and Athletes of Special Olympics Minnesota.
Athletes from Special Olympics Minnesota are encouraged to attend.
Details on Facebook – Mn Truck Convoy
Questions, Contact Kathy Karkula @612/840-9660 or email@example.com