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COMING JUNE 1, 2024!

Join us at the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport for fun and fitness as we host the Law Enforcement Torch Run with their famous Plane Pull and 5k Run the Runway events!

Pulling For a Purpose

Pulling for a Purpose Plane Pull brings together members of law enforcement, local community members, Unified Clubs and Special Olympic supporters challenging each other for the fastest time of pulling a REAL AIRPLANE! The entry fees support special  

There are two ways to enter:


Teams can be up to 10 people. Each team will pull a Gulfstream IV jet plane weighing approximately 40,000 lbs for a distance of 50 feet. The team with the best pull time wins!

Cost per team – $500 to participate 


We will also offer single plane pulls.

$50 entry fee per person

The single person aircraft is a Piper Aztec that weights approximately 3500 lbs. Each competitor will pull the plane for 25 feet, and one person will walk away with the prize for the fastest time! 


Fastest Pulling Team 

Most Team Spirit

Top Fundraising Team 

Top Fundraising Individual



We’ll kick off the day with a 5k (see what we did there?)! Runners will navigate a course laid out for a timed 5k run that takes up and back on the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport’s pristine runway 5/23!

Runners will start at 9AM sharp, and all participants will receive a t-shirt and participation medal.


$50 per person


Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. 


Click the button below to be taken to the registration page. Participants for EITHER or BOTH events will need to sign up on the event website. Follow the link, and click on “BECOME A FUNDRAISER” to register for either event (or both). Becoming a Fundraiser not only will register you for the event, but you will also become an ambassador for the Tennessee Special Olympics. You are absolutely encouraged to go out and get supporters and sponsors to help you make the most of the event, so get out there and let’s make a difference!

Step-by-step instructions to Register:

Click below to go to the event registration site.
Click on “Become a Fundraiser”
Click on “As an Individual”, “Join a Team”, or “Create a Team”
Join a Team: If you are joining a team, select your team and follow the instructions.

As an Individual or to Create a Team: Follow these instructions to create your account where you can ask other to support you!

    1. Set your fundraising goal ($500 is the default)
    2. Select June 1st as the End Date
    3. For your Page Headline, put Your name and 5k or Plane Pull, whichever you are signing up for
    4. If you want a custom web address on your fundraising page, enter it in the “Enter Short URL” field, or you can skip this to use the default site address
    5. Hit Next
    6. You can skip the photo option by clicking “Next” if you wish, or add a fun photo!
    7. The next page will ask you your personal information, shirt size, etc.
    8. Be sure to name your emergency contact
    9. The form will allow you to choose which event(s) you are registering for. YOU MUST CHECK YES OR NO ON ALL THREE OPTIONS.
    10. Enter the cell number of your emergency contact in the last field
    11. Hit finish
Once you are registered, the last step is to make your donation of $50 for an indivudual or $500 if you are registering a team of up to 10 people.

That’s it!


And we are hoping you will, and bring your friends!

Admission is $5 per person, sold onsite only.

Buy 4 tickets, get the 5th one free!

Kids 10 and under area free!


Both events take place at Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.

If you are interested in being an event sponsor, contact Jennifer McAfee at 615-496-8615 or [email protected]


We need volunteers! If you’d like to come out and have a fun day supporting a great cause, this is the place! Contact Sarah Young at the UC Regional Airport at (931) 739-7000, or email [email protected]


We’re accepting vendor applications for the event. Please click the button below to download the application. Complete the application and email it to [email protected].