Plane Pull

2013 Plane Pullers
September 27, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Chicago O'Hare Airport
Chicago, IL
Matt Johnson


Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull the biggest and best yet!  A record 84 teams participated in this ultimate tug-of-war competition, battling a UPS Airbus A300 (weighing more than 190,000 lbs.).  Additionally, nearly $150,000 was raised for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!  We are truly grateful for your support, as events like the Plane Pull allow us to provide life-changing opportunities for the thousands of Special Olympics athletes throughout the state.  

A special thanks to UPS, the Chicago Department of Aviation, City of Chicago, HMS Host, Durham School Services, TD Ameritrade and Vacationland RV for their support of this event. 

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2014 Event Results

  • Open Division: Meade 1, 10.03 seconds
  • Public Safety Division: Lake Co. Sheriff’s Plane Pullers, 10.84 seconds
  • Hotel Division: Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport Blue Energy Team, 12.25 seconds
  • Grand Champion: Meade 1
  • Top Individual Fundraiser: Abby Riesenbeck, Team Cassie “Debbie”
  • Top Fundraising Team: Niles Police Department
  • Team Spirit Award: Transition into Aktion

Questions on this event?  Please contact Matt Johnson.

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