JERSEY SHORE, NJ – The Manasquan Inlet Tug of War, presented by Jersey Mike’s, returns to the Manasquan Inlet on Saturday, October 1st, and this year, interested participants and teams can register on their own to pull the rope in one of the heats.
The event consists of series of tugs of war across the nearly 500-foot wide Manasquan Inlet, all while raising money for the recreation departments in both Manasquan and Point Pleasant Beach. The Manasquan Inlet Tug of War has raised almost $100,000 since its inception in 2018.
“We’ve received so many inquiries from fans that were looking to participate in a tug of war on their own that we wanted to open this up to the general public this year,” said event chairman Geoff Brown. “Last year’s event came down to the final heat and we can’t wait for October 1st this year.”
“This event has turned into one of the best community events around the Jersey Shore,” said Rich Hope, Chief Marketing Officer for Jersey Mike’s. “Jersey Mike’s is honored to be a part in a unique and fun day that brings people together on both sides of the Inlet and from across the Jersey Shore community.”
“We rely 100% on the benevolence of the community in order to bring our mission to life for children in New Jersey battling critical illnesses,” shared Tom Weatherall, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish New Jersey. “We cannot continue to restore hope in the lives of wish children and their families, right here in our own local communities, without the support of events like the Manasquan Inlet Tug of War. We are honored to be a part of this unique annual event, bringing local towns together and helping us change the lives of children right here in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Thank you to all who have played a part in bringing the Tug of War to the Jersey shore once again – to the leadership, their committee, their presenting sponsors Jersey Mike’s Subs, and of course the event participants who are raising vital funds to support our mission.”
Interested parties can register as individuals, who will then be assigned to a team, or as a full team of 25. Participation includes a t-shirt and the opportunity to raise additional funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of New Jersey, the official non-profit partner of the Manasquan Inlet Tug of War.
This will be the fourth Manasquan Inlet Tug of War, pitting Manasquan and Point Pleasant Beach. Manasquan has won two of the first three including the 2021 edition. The festivals on each side of the Inlet feature music, food & drink vendors, and craft vendors and more.
Sponsorship opportunities are currently available. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Manasquan Inlet Tug of War returns to the Manasquan Inlet on Saturday, October 1st and registration is now open. That’s right, YOU can register as a team or you can register as an individual and we’ll place you on a team!