The 24th annual Dulles Day Family Festival and Plane Pull is coming up on September 17.
According to a release, the free festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dulles International Airport, which funds raised going to Special Olympics Virginia.
During the event there will be a 164,000 pound FedEx and United Airplane on-site for the plane pull. Teams of 25 will work together to see how can pull the plane 12 feet in the shortest amount of time, according to a release.
The current record for the plane pull was set in 2015 at 4.753 seconds, according to a release. Teams need to raise at least $1,500 to participate in the plane pull, stated a release.
Since the first Plane Pull festival event in 1993, Special Olympics Virginia has been able to raise more than $2 million for athletes with intellectual disabilities, according to a release.
And for the younger participants in the festival, there will be a Kids Truck Pull.
“Teams of eight will compete to see who can pull the big, red 123JUNK truck 12 feet the fastest,” stated a release. Children will need to raise around $10 per person to participate.
At the festival there will be live music, a car show, aircraft displays, police K-9 demonstrations, and a special “Kids Zone”.
Prior to the plane and truck pull, there will be a 5K and 10K race on the Dulles Airport Runway, where runners will be able to race past airplanes on the landing strip.
To register for the race, click here.
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