Be plane amazing at Plane Pull

We only have a few spots on the rope remaining at the 25th annual Dulles Day Festival & Plane Pull. Register today by visiting and and be part of our new plane awesome athlete fundraising coach program!

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Spend your day at Dulles International Airport Sept. 23 for the 25th annual Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull! From 10:30 am to 4 pm, enjoy a day full of competition, games, live music, aircraft displays and more. 

Think you can pull an 82-ton FedEx Airbus A320 or a United Boeing 757 12 feet? Gather a team of 25 and raise $2,000 so you can take on the Plane Pull challenge this September. Several teams will take home a title with awards ranging from fastest pull to most money raised. 

The beltway also will host the Dulles 5K/10K along the runway that morning. Race your way to the registration link as this exclusive run only has space for 2,500 runners and fills up fast! The run not only benefits Special Olympics, but also the Committee for Dulles Community, the Committee for Dulles Community Outreach and the Washington Airports Task Force. Register at 

There’s even an opportunity for kids to participate in the Kids Truck Pull! Youngsters can compete by pulling a big red truck, provided by 123JUNK, for just $10 per child; all participants will receive a Kids Truck Pull t-shirt. Also all kids, participating or not, are welcome to enjoy the all-day Kid’s Zone, which includes inflatables, games, music and a dunk tank.

Throughout the day, air & car shows also will be held. Tour a vintage plane or modern aircraft for a chance to meet the pilots and explore the cockpit. Plus, the GEICO Dulles Day Car & Bike show includes dozens of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Plane Pull history: Starting in 1992, Deputy Chief Joe Hurtuk thought of the Plane Pull competition as a fun way to raise money for athletes with intellectual disabilities. The fundraiser has evolved into an event-filled festival that has raised more than $2,000,000 for Special Olympics Virginia. Join us this year to celebrate a quarter century of success!

For more information, to register your team, sign up to exhibit or volunteer, or for sponsorship details, visit or call 703.359.4301.