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Plane Pull

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2022 marks the FIFTH year for the ultimate man versus machine challenge. This extreme and unique event pits teams of up to 10, plus one athlete, against a 50,000 lb. aircraft; all while helping to raise funding and awareness for Special Olympics South Dakota! To get your team signed up, please click here. 

When registering, teams can choose from the following 4 divisions:

  1. Public Safety: at least half of the team members are public safety employees
  2. Fitness/Gym
  3. Open: general public 
  4. School
If you haven’t done the Plane Pull, you’re probably wondering, “how does an Airplane Pull work?”. Participants create a team of up to 10, with each puller raising $75. If you have less than 10 individuals on your team, your team still needs to raise the $750! 
Awards will be given out to the fastest pull in each of the 3 divisions and an overall Grand Champion trophy will be given to the fastest team of the day.
  • Fastest pull in each of the 5 divisions
  • Overall Grand Champion (fastest overall team)
  • Top 2 Teams For Raising Money
    • 1st | $200 Local Restaurant Gift Card
    • 2nd | $100 Local Restaurant Gift Card

Team Captains

You can download your Captain packet here! The packets include:
  • Waiver
  • Team Captain Tracking Form
  • Donation Tracking Form
  • Donation Letter (*this link goes to an editable version) 
  • Poster
  • Team Captain Packet


Coming soon!


For more information, contact Jill Kvanli at 507-822-3875 or jkvanli@sosd.org or Turner Gaines at 402-650-0520 or tgaines@sosd.org.

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