Law Enforcement Torch Run O’Hare Plane Pull

Covid Protocol

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines.  Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible.  While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority.  All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information:

The Plane Pull features the ultimate tug-of-war competition! Teams raise of up to 20 raise a minimum of $1,000 for the opportunity to test their strength by pulling an United Airlines 737, weighting more than 180,00 lbs, 12 feet as fast as possible. That is right, the plane weighs nearly 90 tons! 

Teams compete in one of the following divisions:

  • Open Division: Ideal for companies, school teams, clubs, friends and Families
  • Public Safety Division: law enforcement, fire fighters, paramedics, EMT, DNR, DOC and military personnel; teams need at least 10 public safety competitors to qualify for this division
  • Fitness Division: CrossFit, gyms or other fitness groups
  • Hotel Division: solely for groups in the hotel industry

Divisions that do not have a minimum of 5 teams registered by the day of the event will be absorbed into the Open Division. Click here to download the event flier


For more information about sponsorship packages or questions about the event, please contact Sandy Nash at 618-974-9010


Oct 01 2022


7:30 am - 3:00 pm


O'Hare International Airport
10000 W O'Hare Ave, Chicago, IL 60666
Sandy Nash


Sandy Nash

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