The Truck Offroad Getaway, or TOGA, will be held April 19–21 at the Hot Springs Off-Road Park in Arkansas. Long dominated by Jeep aficionados, the off-road community has until now not had an event focused on trucks. Hosted by Total Truck Centers in partnership with Lippert, TOGA aims to change that, with a weekend dedicated to offroad education, adventure and experiences of the truck variety (truck beds required!). Attendees can expect two action-packed days of training seminars (e.g., recovery, towing, etc.), guided trail rides at different challenge levels (basic to advanced), breathtaking scenery, nightly bonfires, food, live music, prize giveaways and the chance to connect with other members of the truck community and the biggest industry brands in a relaxed setting.
TOGA will showcase the expertise of two seasoned, respected veterans of the offroad and overlanding scenes. Mike Morrison, owner of Morrison’s Outdoor Adventures and co-director of education for the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, and Darren Carden, creator of the Southeast Overland Camping event, will split training duties over the weekend. Their diverse educational curriculum will include Carden’s popular offroad first aid course among many other pertinent and practical learning opportunities.
Spanning 1,242 acres of offroad trails in Hot Springs, Ark., the Hot Springs Off-Road Park offers gorgeous scenic views and rock-crawling terrain for adventurers at every experience level. In addition to the guided trail opportunities, attendees can partake in their own unguided trail rides as desired.
To get into the community-minded spirit of the event, TOGA attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the park’s many camping and RV spots; the nearby Hot Springs National Park Gulpha Gorge Campground also offers a beautiful camping experience. Those seeking more conventional lodging options (e.g., hotels, Airbnb, etc.) can find them in the city of Hot Springs itself.
At least as important as the trails themselves is the opportunity for truck owners to connect with each other and start creating their own community. Attendees will not only be learning and adventuring together but also enjoying all the extra perks offered by TOGA, including bonfires and live music, a nighttime lighting contest, Saturday lunch and community dinner, product giveaways and access to attending representatives from notable offroad and overlanding brands like CURT, Ranch Hand, Rhino-Rack and more.
Registration Now Open
Registration for TOGA is officially open! Buy tickets online at TruckOffroadGetaway.com; RSVP on Facebook and add your voice to the pre-TOGA chatter; and follow the event on Instagram to keep up with the action until go-time. TOGA is a rain-or-shine event, so whatever the weather, plan to attend and have a good time.
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