STL Day on the Runway


April 15, 2018

For the first time ever, the public is invited to spend the day on St. Louis Lambert International Airport’s airfield in support of Special Olympics Missouri athletes. Bring the family and come join the fun at STL Day on the Runway! The estimated time for the event is 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Team up and pull together for this Law Enforcement Torch Run® signature event that will feature (click the links to register):

  • 5K race and family fun walk on the runway
  • Plane Pull® - Build a team of between 15 and 25 people with friends, family, co-workers and test your strength by pulling a FedEx Express® plane, estimated to weigh 275,000 lbs.! Participants in the plane pull must be at least 12 years old. Teams must raise a minimum of $1,500 by event day.
  • Family Festival – A fun family atmosphere with activities for children and kids of all ages, including a mini pulling event, displays that give you a sneak-peak behind the scenes of the Airport and highlight some of the tools of our community’s first responders. Entertainment, opportunities to participate in activities with Special Olympics Missouri athletes, food trucks/food vendors, and more!


We look forward STL Day on the Runway. Since this event is taking place on an airport runway, you may be subject to a security check, so please plan to arrive early to ensure you have time to park and go through security. The following is not allowed on airport property: coolers, outside food or drinks (unless for infants), alcohol or alcohol consumption, weapons of any kind, bikes, skate boards, roller blades, hover boards, Segways, drones, and other items that fall into any of these categories. Any bags carried into the event will be subject to search. The only animals allowed at STL Day on the Runway are service animals.  
Refreshments will be provided to all participants in the 5K and to team members after they participate in the Plane Pull®. Food and drink is available for purchase throughout this family friendly event.