You did it! You channeled your inner superhero for Special Olympics Colorado athletes and guess what?! We exceeded our fundraising goal and raised………
DRUM ROLL…….… $330,000!!! Exceeding our goal by $15,000!


Special Olympics CO provides year-round sports, competitions, health screenings, and leadership opportunities to nearly 21,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to them or their families. It costs Special Olympics CO $224 for one athlete to participate for one year.

Together, your hard work and generosity supports 1,473 Colorado athletes!


Signature Flight Support at Denver Int’l Airport
Saturday, August 26th

Teams of up to 25 will compete to pull a United Airlines plane 12 feet across the tarmac for the fastest time.

National Museum of World War II Aviation
Saturday, September 9th

Teams of up to 10 will compete to pull a 25,000lb historical plane from WWII 20 feet across the tarmac for the fastest time.


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Create or join a team and test your might with co-workers, family and friends. Team size varies by location. Volunteer Pullers will be provided to fill your team as needed.

Team fundraising minimums

Denver – $1,250

Colorado Springs – $1,000

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Seeking an incredible solo adventure? Join as an individual and embrace the thrill of the Plane Pull event! No team of 25 required – Special Olympics invites you to be part of a fantastic group of like-minded individuals, united for a common cause.

Only a $100 fundraising minimum!

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Can’t attend but want to change a life? It costs Special Olympics CO $224 for one athlete to participate for one year. Every dollar matters. Make a donation today.

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  • Raise awareness for athletes with intellectual disabilities
  • Expand your customer reach through our network
  • Brand your company as a strong corporate citizen
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  • Showcase your service/product
  • Highlight your support for Special Olympics Colorado Athletes


Every dollar raised through the Plane Pull will help fund Special Olympics programs in your community. Our mission is to provide sport and healthy living opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) throughout the Centennial State. In fact, we support more than 20,000 athletes across four regions. Watch our overview video and come away energized, and motivated, to help end discrimination against people with ID. Learn more about how we change lives.


Add a Hero Athlete to Your Plane Pull!

Unite your team, harness the power of camaraderie, and get ready to soar! Even if you’re a few heroes short of 25, fear not – our incredible Superhero Athletes are here to save the day. With their extraordinary powers, they’ll join your team, ensuring nothing holds you back as you conquer the evil Boeing and make a difference together in the Special Olympics Plane Pull event!

Unleash the collective power of compassion and support, as you work hand-in-hand to achieve something extraordinary. Together, you’ll not only conquer the plane but also break barriers and create a world of inclusion and acceptance for all.

Are you ready to rise to the occasion? Experience the magic of teamwork and empowerment with the Superhero Athletes by your side. Join us as we make a lasting impact together!

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Click the button to learn how we’re taking care to create an accessible event not only for individuals with visible or known disabilities but to help ensure that ALL participants and guests are able to fully enjoy our event!  


What time should we arrive and what time do we pull?

This will be covered during the Team Captain call two weeks out from the event. ​

What should we wear?

Sunscreen, sneakers with good support, hat, depending on the weather, lightweight clothes, sunglasses. Gloves for pulling the plane will be provided. ​

What if I don't have 25 people?

Teams of up to 25 people will pull a United Airlines plane 12 feet across the tarmac. While 25 adults are needed to move the plane, you don’t have to fill up the roster on your own!
If you don’t have enough people, we will have Special Olympics CO superhero athletes on standby to make up the difference needed. Trophies for the fastest team per category will be awarded.

What if I have more than 25 people?

Want to have some fun without worrying about the trophy? Our non-competitive teams can have 25 or more adults and children on the team. Each adult/child must be registered.

Can children be on the team?

We welcome children of all abilities! Participants should be able to safely engage in the activity with the help of their parent/guardian. Parents/guardians are required to complete their waiver in advance to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment. Children are considered as one of the members of the team. ​

What should we bring?

Water bottle, sunscreen, any cash or check donations collected.​

Are pets allowed?

Service dogs are permitted.

What other fun can we expect?

Lots of vendors with giveaways and small bites, activities for kids in the Young Athlete Adventure Zone, food trucks and more! ​


VIP Tent sponsored by Kaiser Permanente – for teams who raise $5,000+ by event day and corporate sponsors at this level or higher. Enjoy a shaded space with tables and seating, small bites, and smoothies! ​

Where are the restrooms located?

Portable toilets available either in the parking lot, on the tarmac or inside the building.​

Will there be food and drinks available?

Yes, there will be food trucks and vendors with small bites and beverages.​