ROUTE CHANGES FOR 2023
Multiple bridge closures are scheduled during the summer. That really oinks up the ideal route. The most recent recon run was made on August 31. There are only 2 bridge closures still in effect.
One will be closed for the entirety of the event, so we've rerouted much of the Southwest section of the route through some new and very scenic backroads.
The other bridge closure north of Freetown on IN 58 was supposed to completed already. As of August 31 it was still closed and looks like there are several days work ahead. A short detour has been added to the route.
DO NOT FOLLOW DOT DETOUR SIGNS. Use our published routes. They include the correct detour routes.
Where does the route Start?
The route can be started at any POI on the loop and can be run in either direction.
When can I run the route?
Anytime from 12:01AM Saturday September 2 until 11:59PM Sunday September 17, 2023.
It’s a long route, do I have to run the whole thing?
No, you can run just the parts you want. However, you won’t score all the possible points.
Do I have to run the whole route on the same day?
No, we’ve spread out the event so that you can run it across multiple days. Most people will run it in one day.
Is a GPX route file available? I ride a motorcycle and can't easily use Google maps.
Yes, at bottom of The Drive page.
Is a full route Google map available?
Yes, there are URLs for both clockwise and counterclockwise routes at the bottom of The Drive page.
Do I have to own a pig to participate?
Pig ownership is optional. And, to be honest, it’s not a frequently asked question.
Do I have to make a donation to register?
No, donations are voluntary but greatly appreciated.
If I make a donation to Gleaners, am I automatically registered?
No, donations and registration are not the same. Even if you give a donation first, you must also register through this site to score points. We must receive your information and your agreement to our Terms and Conditions in order for you to participate.
How do I sign up for a team?
Each individual in the team must first register to score points. In the registration form there is an optional space to put your team name. You will then be linked with that team. INDIVIDUAL points are added together for the team points.
What if I get lost?
The google map directions have embedded waypoints to keep you on the correct roads. However, we strongly encourage you have a GPS system or paper map with you during the drive. Additionally, we have published the coordinates of each Point of Interest on the Route list that you can enter into your GPS if all else fails.
How can I reach out to other participants?
We don't share other's contact information, but you can always post through our Facebook page - "The Tire Squeal".
I don’t eat Pork, can I participate?
Of course! All participating restaurants serve non-Pork meals.
How do I submit my pictures?
Mail to the address that is provided to you in your registration confirmation. They must be mailed from your registration e-mail address for us to make the match.
Can I run with others?
We encourage it – it’s more fun! Run with a team or meet up at the designated POI/Start time that will be provided to entrants prior to the start date.
When do I submit my pictures?
Anytime from Saturday September 2 until 11:59PM Sunday September 17, 2023. Submissions are not accepted before or after the event.
Who do I thank for reinstating Riddles this year?
People liked the riddles. Who would have guessed? Anyway, they are back!
What if the weather is bad?
The event runs over several days, so hopefully there will be some nice days. In any case, the event runs regardless of weather.
What format should pictures be in?
JPG preferred, HEIC or other phone pc formats, or even BMP. But, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE no PDF files. Also, if you choose to reduce the size, don’t reduce too much! We need to be able to read the receipts!
Can anyone register?
No, you must be at least 18 years old to register.
How do I get my apparel?
If your donation qualifies for apparel, please contact our sponsor MotorVault at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pick-up time. MotorVault is located at 520 West McCarty St, Indianapolis, IN 46225.
I’ve seen other events use this route, are they associated with The Tire Squeal™?
No, The Tire Squeal™ is only this annual event and the Schweinefiletring™ is our trademarked property. We love it that others enjoy using the route throughout the year, but this is the real deal event!