The UPS Plane Pull presented by BrightSpring for Special Olympics Kentucky is an exciting event to help support 11,300 athletes here in Louisville and across the state. Teams of 20 sign up in advance and raise a minimum of $1,500 to compete. On September 18, teams will take their turn to see who can pull a 155,000-pound UPS Boeing 757 cargo plane 12 feet in the fastest time.

Though we are excited to be planning an in-person event, our team is monitoring all local and CDC guidelines. You can find all current event changes and considerations here. We will continue to update these guidelines and prioritize the safety of all participants, spectators, and volunteers. 

Trophies are awarded in men's, women's, and co-ed divisions.

There are additional prizes for the most team spirit, best costumes, and for the best team t-shirt. There are also awards for the top individual and team fundraisers and for the top fundraising Special Olympics athlete.


Get your team together to “Pull for a Purpose” to benefit Special Olympics Kentucky athletes.



Thursday, September 16

Early Check-In

Captains Only, by appointment to ensure social distancing.
SOKY Office; 1230 Liberty Bank Ln.; Suite 140
Sign your team in and pick up your fundraising incentives.

Teams must have met the minimum of $1,500 for early check-in.

Saturday, September 18

UPS Worldport
9 AM - 1 PM
Reduced Check-in on-site 

Teams will compete on a staggered schedule throughout the day. Teams may not enter the site until their assigned time.   

Teams are invited to bring up to 20 spectators to cheer them in during the competition.

   *As found in the event COVID considerations document, each team will be allowed up to 20 specators (one per team member)

Come find out more about how you and your company or group can pull your weight for Special Olympics. You can be among the first to reserve your team's place in line for the Biggest Challenge in Louisville.