O’Hare Plane Pull

September 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Chicago O'Hare Airport
Sandy Nash

2016 Plane Pull Event Results

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Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane pull a success! 73 teams participated in this ultimate tug-of-war competition, battling a UPS Airbus A300 or a United Airlines 737.  Additionally, nearly $140,000 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.  View complete Plane Pull results here.

Category Winners:

  • Open Division: Shure Team One
  • Public Safety Division: Just Plane Nuts – Deerfield PD
  • Hotel Division: Palmer House
  • Grand Champion: Shure Team One
  • Top Fundraising Team: Niles PD
  • Team Spirit Award:Transition into Aktion

What is the Plane Pull?

2016-Plane-Pull-Logo-OhareThe O’Hare Plane Pull features the ultimate tug-of-war competition, as a team of up to 20 battle a UPS Airbus A300 or United Airlines 737, weighing nearly 180,000 lbs.  That is right, two planes each weighing nearly 90 tons!

Each team must raise 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 8th Annual Plane Pull on September 10, 2016 at O’Hare International Airport.

Teams compete in one of three divisions:

  • Open Division (idea for companies, school teams, gyms, CrossFit’s, clubs, friends and families)
  • Public Safety Division (law enforcement, fire fighters, EMTs, paramedics, DNR, DOC and military personnel; teams need at least 10 public safety competitors to qualify)
  • Hotel Division (solely for groups in the hotel industry)

Who Benefits

All proceeds collected through the Plane Pull benefit the more than 22,000 traditional athletes and more than 20,000 Young Athletes (ages 2-7) currently participating with Special Olympics Illinois.

Questions on this event?  Please contact Sandy Nash.