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 $125 (5 trucks for $500 if you register before September 5, 2022) entry fee, send a completed registration form, meet at Running Aces Hotel 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.
Types of vehicles that can participate:
- truck/trailer combination
- fire truck
- dump truck
- flat bed
- large tow truck or large box truck
Trucks and cars will follow the big rigs. Athletes can ride in trucks where allowed. No trucks with hazardous materials, alcohol or tobacco names and logos permitted.
Law enforcement involvement is needed to assist with the Truck Convoy, traffic control, and logistical efforts. To get your agency involved, please contact Kathy.