DALLAS – Special Olympics Texas Greater Dallas Area and the Law Enforcement Torch Run will host the annual Fire Truck Pull challenge May 14 in Duncanville.

“Grab your burliest buddies and most physically fit friends and sign up today for the fundraiser, hosted by the Duncanville Police Department,” a spokesman said.

Teams of 12 people will put all their might to the test and work together to pull an actual 55,000-pound fire truck for up to 50 feet. 

Awards will be presented for the fastest team pull and top fundraising team. 

The Fire Truck Pull is open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Costco, located at 250 W. U.S. Highway 67 in Duncanville. 

The entry fee is $300 per team and $25 for individual competitors. For more information, contact Doug Ray (dray@sotx.org) at 214-943-9981.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is Special Olympics’ largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. In Texas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1985 and had grown to become one of the largest in the nation. 

In the last decade, Torch Run has contributed more than $11 million through the dedication of thousands of law enforcement personnel fundraising on behalf of SOTX.  The support provided by this dedicated group has contributed greatly to programs in local communities, which involve more than 40,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.