We’re Back: Intracoastal Tug Returns October 9th

Series of tugs-of-war across Manasquan Inlet with two supporting festivals serves as recreation department fundraiser

MANASQUAN & POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ – The Manasquan Inlet Intracoastal Tug, presented by Jersey Mike’s, is back! After a year away, this one-of-a-kind event returns for a third time on Saturday, October 9th.

Highlighted by a series of tugs-of-war using a pair of 600-foot ropes linked at the center of the 450-foot wide Manasquan Inlet, the Intracoastal Tug serves as a fundraiser for both the Manasquan and Point Pleasant Beach Recreation Departments.

The 15 heats, up from 11 when the event was last held in 2019, feature Manasquan/Monmouth County against Point Pleasant Beach/Ocean County with the Mayor’s Trophy presented to the winner. Previous heats pitted Manasquan and Point Pleasant Beach First Responders, local businesses, workout facilities, lifeguards, high school athletes and more.

“We all really missed this event last year,” said committee chairman Geoff Brown. “Our first two years were really overwhelming successes, raising nearly $50,000 between the two recreation departments. It’s a special event and this year we have additional opportunities for public participation. We can’t wait to roll out the ropes!”

“It’s great to see that the Manasquan Inlet Intracoastal Tug is back this year,” said Rich Hope, Chief Marketing Officer of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc. “All of us at Jersey Mike’s are glad to be part of this event to raise money for these outstanding recreation departments.”

This year, for the first time, groups will be able to sponsor a team. Each team of 25 will square off in an epic tug-of-war over the Inlet against a team from the other side. Participation is $625 per team ($25 per person) and each participant will receive a Manasquan Inlet Intracoastal Tug t-shirt.

If you are interested in sponsoring a team, email manasquanintracoastaltug@gmail.com. Space is extremely limited and is expected to fill up quickly.

The day begins with two concurrent festivals, one on each side of the Inlet, at 11:00 am that run throughout the day. Each festival will include live music, craft vendors, food vendors, and additional fun.

Those interested in being a craft or food vendor on either side should email manasquanintracoastaltug@gmail.com.

The Mayor’s Trophy, won by Manasquan in 2018 and Point Pleasant Beach in 2019, is given to the winning mayor at one of the respective after-parties.

The event has a rain date of October 10th.

Additional information can be found online at ManasquanInletIntracoastalTug.com and be sure to follow the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

-Manasquan Inlet Intracoastal Tug-

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