The Paducah Truck Pull for Special Olympics Kentucky is a thrilling event to help support Special Olympics athletes. Teams of 15 sign up in advance of the event then must raise a minimum of $750  to participate. Teams take their turn to see who can pull a loaded UPS 18-wheeler 12 feet in the shortest time. Winners are crowned in men's, women's, co-ed and junior divisions, and there are additional prizes for the team with the most team spirit and for the best team Truck Pull t-shirt or costume.

The Paducah Big Brown Truck Pull directly benefits the McCracken County Special Olympics delegation. The money raised through this event provides funding for all McCracken County athletes to compete in basketball, bowling, softball and cheerleading, as well as track and field. McCracken County athletes compete year-round on the local, regional and state level, traveling to tournaments in Bowling Green, Richmond and Louisville.


For more information, contact Jennifer McMahon at 502-326-5002 or e-mail


Event Schedule

DATE: October 16
LOCATION: Heartland Church
4777 Alben Barley Drive

11:00AM Opening Ceremonies
McCracken County Special Olympics Athletes are the first team to pull the truck as soon as Opening Ceremonies are completed.
  • Teams must be registered in advance to compete.
  • Teams will receive their scheduled pull time by October 13th via email.
  • Teams will compete in a staggered schedule with 15 spectators welcome per team.
 Click for the 2021 Competition Schedule .
Division Awards: Men’s, Women’s, Co-ed (minimum 8 women)
Spirit Awards: Best Team T-Shirt, Best Team Costume, Best Overall Team Spirit
  • Feel free to plan a cheer to get your team hyped for the competition
  • Costumes must be family friendly
Fundraising Awards: Top Team, Top Individual, Top SOKY Athlete
If you have any questions or more information, contact Jennifer McMahon at 502-326-5002 or e-mail

Captain's Meetings were held in July:

Learn about this year's IN-PERSON competition at Heartland - how register your team, raise funds to support SOKY athletes and compete to win prizes in several categories!

There are two dates and times available for these ZOOM Meetings. Interested participants can login via computer, tablet or smartphone. Dialing in to the conference call is also available.

Monday, July 12: 6:30PM CT
Thursday, July 15: 6:30PM CT

RSVP to Jennifer: Call 502.326.5002 extension 203 or send an email to choosing your preferred date and time to receive the meeting details.