CRANFORD, NJ —  The third annual Mom Olympics of Cranford will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8, at noon.

“During the Summer Olympics of 2016, the Cougar Squad in town, a group of moms, thought it would be a fun idea to hold their own Olympic event and raise money for a good cause,” said Ally Weiss, coordinator of the event. “Each year, proceeds from the event are donated to the Special Olympics. The first year we held the event in September and raised $1100; last year we made it a summer event and raised about $800. We chose to go back to a September date in hopes of having more participants.”

This year’s theme is Moms vs. Dads. Put together a team of six moms or six dads and compete in head-to-head challenges at bars around town. Challenges may include activities such as trivia, a one-armed diaper change and pass the orange without using your hands.

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All participants will check in and begin at Bar Americana and everyone ends at an obstacle course event at River and Rail. Teams will be given a bar schedule when they check into the event which will take them to Kilkenny’s, Thirsty Turtle, Riverside, The Cranford Hotel and Yale Brewery.

Tickets cost $40 and include registration, an event T-shirt and a shot at each bar location.

“This event is a great way to get everyone together, get Cranford establishments involved and have a great time while raising money for an amazing cause,” added Weiss. “It is said that 2018 is the Year of the Woman so we will see if that holds true in our Mom Olympics: Moms vs. Dads battle.”

If you are interested in getting a team together and participating, you can buy your tickets at