Truck drivers and law enforcement officers from the U.S. and Canada will join the World’s Largest Truck Convoy in Chicago to benefit the Special Olympics this weekend.
The event will take place on Saturday, August 29 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. For the first time, the event has been split into two separate convoys. The first will start at the Sears Center, where law enforcement officials will escort the convoy for 30 miles. Afterwards, the Sears Center will host a celebration with music, food, a raffle, and more.
The second convoy will take place October 10 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m, beginning at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park and travelling for 22 miles. There will also be a celebration after this convoy.
Last year, 117 trucks participated, raising $50,000 for the Special Olympics. The Illinois World’s Largest Truck Convoy is part of an international event involving over 2,000 truck drivers from the U.S. and Canada who raised more than $1 million last year.
If you’re interested in participating, you can learn more about registering for the convoys here.
Take a look at video from one of the 2014 convoys which spurred widespread conspiracy rumors on the internet.