Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) is a non-profit organization working to remove barriers to physical activity in Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers counties by providing free physical activity programs in communities, parks, schools, local governments, and workplaces. This Truck-Pull Series is a way to fundraise to support these free program costs. Additional donations and sponsors are always welcome.

What is a Truck-Pull?

It’s literally tying a rope to a truck and teams of people work together to move the truck a pre-determined distance in the fastest time. Trust us, there’s more strategy in this than you might think (and we can help with those tips too)! Teams of 6 people will hold onto a large diameter rope attached to the front of a fire truck. The team will be facing the truck pulling backwards. Think of this as tug-of-war but with a truck as your competition. The truck will be idling out of gear and the brake will be released when the start signal is given.

Review these truck-pull tips from the 2006 World’s Strongest Man, Phil Pfister from Charleston, WV


Co-workers, cross-fit members, businesses, friends, families, high school alumni, co-ed teams, worship friends, police departments, EMS teams, Fire department teams — are all welcome to participate.

Categories: Men’s, Women’s, Co-ed, Youth (16 and under)

Awards: 1st place Men’s team, 1st place women’s team, 1st place Co-Ed team, 1st place Youth team, Best Dressed (check the theme with each event)

 

How to sign up your team

    • Use this web-page or the Facebook event page to tell them all about the event
    • Find 6 people to be on your team
    • Use this letter to find sponsors to cover your team’s costs
    • Register and pay for your team online here

Click here to register

Rules

  • Adult teams must be 6 people. Youth teams can be 6-10 people.
  • Two official timers in place at each pull
  • Teams will have one opportunity to pull the truck (unless both timers agree to a false start)
  • The distance will be determined by the event committee at each location. The pull time will not exceed 90 seconds, ideally.
  • Winners will be determined by fastest time per division
  • Full rules and event timeline will be emailed to the team captain prior to the event
  • Everyone participating will be asked to read and sign a waiver of liability to hold harmless Active SWV, the fire department, and event organizers.

Sponsorships

$150 – Business Sponsor: Cover the costs for your employees and be listed as a Business Sponsor with signage at the event, linked on social media, and linked in this web-page.

$350 – Support the Mission Sponsor: Signage at the event, linked on social media and website. Signage at the awards podium.

$500 – Top Pull Sponsor: Signage at the event, linked on social media and website. Signage at the awards podium. Linked when event photos are shared.

$1000 – Title Sponsor: Your business name is added to the title of the event as “presented by.” Signage at the event, linked on social media and web-page. Signage at the awards podium. Linked when event photos are shared.

Contact our event director to secure your sponsorship by emailing [email protected]

 

Active SWV Truck-Pull Series 2020

Nicholas County – March 14th Mt. Nebo St. Patrick’s Day

  • $25 per person with 6 person teams, $150 per team

Fayette County – July 3rd Fayetteville 4th of July parade

  • $50 per person with 6 person teams, $300 per team

Summers County – TBA

  • $50 per person with 6 person teams, $300 per team

Raleigh County – TBA

  • $100 per person with 6 person teams, $600 per team

Youth teams are $60 for 6-10 youth under the age of 16. Parents must be present to sign a waiver of liability.

*First place teams receive half price entry into the next series event. Examples: the 1st place teams from Nicolas County can enter the Fayette County Truck-Pull for $150 total (instead of $300 per team). The 1st place teams from Fayette County can enter the Summer County Truck-Pull for $150 total (instead of the $300 per team). The 1st place teams from the Summers County can enter the Raleigh County Truck-Pull for $300 (instead of the $600 per team).

 

*Additional details will be added to this page. Check back often for updates. Please contact our office with any questions at (304)254-8488 or [email protected]