2017 Oregon LETR Plane Pull

Saturday, September 09, 2017


Join us for the 3rd Annual Oregon LETR Plane Pull! Grab the rope and pull with all your might for Special Olympics Oregon and Oregon, Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR).

Team roster

Team captains will be asked to provide their team roster the day of the event during registration. All pullers must be 14 years of age or older. Team composition is maximum 6 pullers (a minimum of 2 women per team is required). Note: An individual is only allowed to pull on one team roster.


Team check-in begins at 9 a.m., with the first pull scheduled for 10 a.m. We anticipate the final pull happening around 12:00 p.m., with the award presentations occurring shortly thereafter.

How it works

Teams line up adjacent to a rope attached to the aircraft. The aircraft will be similar to the NASA Gulfstream II Shuttle Simulator, weighing approximately 35,000 pounds. On the starter’s signal, the pull time will begin. After the team pulls the aircraft the required 50 feet, the stopwatch is stopped and the elapsed time is recorded as the team score.

All teams will get two pulls of the aircraft. For the first round of pulls, all teams will do an initial time trial. These times will then be used for seeding into 4 different divisions (red, yellow, blue, green). Once teams are divisioned, they will then do one additional pull for their official time score. Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams as the winners in each division.

Team registrations

Please note that the event is capped at 32 teams. Team captains are encouraged to register and create a team fundraising page right away. The $150 team registration fee can either be paid online, or can be fundraised through soliciting friends, families, co-workers, etc. utilizing the team’s fundraising page. Regardless of the method used for raising the money, the $150 must be submitted before the event. 

Although we are only requiring $150 for teams to participate, teams are strongly encouraged to use their team page to fundraise above and beyond their registration fee. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraising teams.

Team check-in on-site

During team check-in on the morning of the event, a complete team roster, including puller contact information, and waivers will be collected (pullers ages 14 to 17 must have a parent/guardian sign their waiver). Waivers will be provided for all participants at check-in. If waivers are needed ahead of time for pullers ages 14-17, please contact us and one will be emailed to the team captain.

Official event t-shirts and lunch vouchers (for Plane Pull participants only) will be distributed at team check-in after the completed team roster and waivers are received.

Other important details

Lunch and assorted refreshments will be available for purchase at the event site throughout the event.

Communication with team captains

In the weeks leading up to the event, team captains will receive regular communication from the Event Chair with details on their fundraising progress.

Pull times, additional instructions and complete Plane Pull rules will be emailed to team captains by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6th. All team captains are required to attend the team captains' meeting at 9:30 a.m. on the morning of the pull.