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2021 Truck Pull

What is Truck Pull?

Truck Pull is an annual fundraiser event hosted by HealthQuest of Hunterdon to benefit the Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad. Teams of up to 12 people compete to see who can pull Heavy Rescue 495 about 50 yards across pavement the fastest. Heavy Rescue 495 is a 2010 Pierce Velocity weighing in at 68,000 pounds making this challenging and rewarding.

Do I have to be a HealthQuest member to attend or participate?

Nope! The event is open to the public. Spectators and participants are welcome and encouraged.

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Where is Truck Pull?

Truck Pull will be at HealthQuest of Hunterdon, 310 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ 08822. The event will be held in the rear of the building, towards the very back of the parking lot (behind the outdoor pool area). Just keep driving around the back of the facility and look for the big orange trucks—you can’t miss us!

 

What else is going on at Truck Pull?

In addition to the competition, several Squad vehicles will be on hand for interactive display. In previous years, this has included BLS ambulances, the Squad’s Technical Rescue vehicle (“The Mack”), the Squad’s converted military Special Services/Water Rescue Vehicle (“The Storm Truck”), and of course, Heavy Rescue 495.

 

People of all ages are welcome to look at, touch, and learn about our specialized life-saving equipment and meet members of our team. There will be plenty to see and many great photo opportunities for the whole family.

 

A smaller, non-competitive “Kids’ Truck Pull” is also available. Kids looking to get in on the excitement of the day will work together as one large team to pull a smaller Squad vehicle.

 

The HealthQuest team will be on hand to answer any questions about their programs and services. This is a great opportunity to speak to fitness and wellness professionals about your own goals and what HealthQuest has to offer to help you reach them. The HealthQuest team will also have raffles and prizes available.

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When Will Truck Pull take place?

The Truck Pull will be on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Check-in opens at 9:00 AM and the event will begin by 10:00 AM.

 

How many people can be on a team?

Up to 12 participants can compete on a single team. Some teams opt to compete for a little short of a full 12-person bracket. We would recommend no fewer than 8 participants.

’m ready to pull, but I’m all by myself. Can I sign up as an individual?

Yes! If you sign up as an individual, you’ll be placed on a team with open spaces. Most of these teams are Captained by one of HealthQuest’s personal trainers. This is a great way to do something fun and meet new people. Please contact Chelsea Salisbury at salisbury@hqfit.com to register.

 

I’d like to sign up with a friend or two, but we don’t have enough in our group to form a full team. Can we all pull together?

Yes! Please contact Chelsea Salisbury at salisbury@hqfit.com to register and mention the request.

 

I have a great group of friends/coworkers/gym buddies and I’d like to start my own team! What do I need to do?

Sounds great to us! Please contact Chelsea Salisbury at salisbury@hqfit.com to register, and mention you would like to start your own team.

 

How much does it cost?

A $20 per participant donation will be collected. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad. For Kids’ Pull, a $10 per participant donation will be collected. Emergency services agencies may register their own team at a reduced donation rate—please see below for more information. In honor of Veteran’s Day, Veterans may participate free of charge. We thank you for your service to our Nation.

 

Do I need to pre-register?

Walk-ins are welcome, but we strongly appreciate pre-registering as it will assist in planning.

 

I’m with an Emergency Services Organization. We’d like to put our own team together to represent our agency and compete!

 

Emergency Services Organizations are welcome to register a team of up to 12 for a reduced flat fee of $160. Many members of the emergency services community pull more than once and represent several teams!

 

Team Captains can register for their whole organization, the team’s roster can be finalized on the day of the event.

 

Contact Squad Acting President Andrew Glowacki at andrew.glowacki@frfars.org for more information.

 

Previous years have seen teams represent Raritan Township Police Department, Raritan Township Fire Company, Whitehouse Rescue Squad, and of course, Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad.

 

I have another question that’s not listed here:

Contact Squad Acting President Andrew Glowacki at andrew.glowacki@frfars.org