Plane Pull 2014
Join us on September 27, 2014
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The Plane Pull features the ultimate tug-of-war competition, as teams of up to 20 battle a UPS Airbus A300, weighing more than 190,000 lbs. That’s right, the plane weighs more than 90 tons! Each team raises a minimum of $1,000 to participate (only $50 per person for a team of 20). Special Olympics Illinois and the Law Enforcement Torch Run will host the 6th Annual Plane Pull at O’Hare International Airport on Sept. 27. The 2013 event was a record-breaking success, as 64 teams participated and more than $135,000 was raised for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!
A special thanks to UPS, the Chicago Department of Aviation, City of Chicago, HMS Host and Durham School Services for their continued support of this event.
EVENT DAY PARKING: All participants and spectators should park at O'Hare Parking Lot G. Follow the "Event Parking" signage throughout O'Hare on event day; directions are also below.
- Take 90/94 West
- Merge onto I-190 O'Hare International Airport
- Exit at Mannheim Rd. North
- Follow ramp (north) onto Mannheim Rd.
- Make a left at Zemke Blvd.
- Make an immediate left
- Turn right into Parking Lot G
Teams compete in one of three divisions:
- Open Division (ideal for companies, school teams, gyms, crossfits, clubs, friends and families)
- Public Safety Division (law enforcement officers, fire fighters, paramedics, DNR, DOC and military personnel; teams need at least 10 public safety competitors to qualify)
- Hotel Division (new in 2014, and by popular demand, we have created a division solely for groups in the hotel industry!)
For questions on how you can get involved in the Plane Pull, please contact Matt Johnson.
2013 Event Results
- Open Division: Maine South Hawks (HS Football Team), 9.81 seconds
- Public Safety Division: Chicago Police Department - O'Hare, 9.34 seconds
- Grand Champion: Chicago Police Department - O'Hare
- Top Individual Fundraiser: Bob Pomeroy, ComEd
- Top Fundraising Team: Niles Police Department
- Team Spirit Award: Park Ridge Fraternal Order of Police #16
Plane Pull Promo
Want to learn more about the Plane Pull event? Watch this informational video.