STL Day on the Runway


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the inaugural STL Day on the Runway on April 15, 2018!  We are excited to share that we had 814 people participate in the 5K, 30 plane pull teams and raised $120,000 to support Special Olympics athletes!
Everyone who participated in any way made that possible and we are so grateful to St. Louis Lambert International Airport, FedEx Express and all of our sponsors for collaborating with us to make this a great event.
We are working with our partners to plan our next STL Day on the Runway event for 2020.  We will post more information as soon as we have it available.  In the meantime, please take a few moments to enjoy our 2018 journey below:


Be sure to check out the event day photos!

Race results can be found here:

The winners of the Plane Pull competition are listed below:

  • 1st Place Overall
    • Murley’s Mammoths – 7.871
  • 2nd Place Overall
    • Webster Groves PD – 8.173
  • 3rd Place Overall
    • Brentwood Barbell – 8.422
  • Top LETR Team Trophy
    • Murley’s Mammoths
  • Top Corporate Team Trophy
    • Chick-Fil-A
  • Top Community Team Trophy
    • Team TNT
  • Top Fitness Team Trophy
    • Brentwood Barbell
  • Top Aviation Category
    • Airport Terminal Services (ATS)
  • Lowest Weight Trophy
    • BioMérieux
  • Top Fundraising Award
    • Wentzville PD

Team Up and Pull Together!  Bring the family and come join the fun on St. Louis Lambert International airfield at STL Day on the Runway to benefit Special Olympics athletes.  It is not too late to register:

  • 5K race and family fun walk on the runway - Click here to learn more about registration, packet pick-up and other race details.
  • 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 – Access to the festival is free, with Food Trucks selling some of your favorites throughout the day.
    •  Buffalo Wild Wings Kids Tow Truck Pull (ages 6 to 11)
    • Jolly Jumps Bounce Houses
    • Upper Limits Rock Climbing Wall
    • Food Trucks:  Russo's Trucktoria, Savor the Southwest, Destination Desserts, KONA Ice, and more
    • Bocce and other games with Special Olympics Missouri athletes
    • The Bubble Bus
    • Knights of Columbus Clowns and Face Painting
    • Entertainment by DJ Shiftee and Big Rain Band
    • Static Displays

Parking & Transportation:

  • Parking is FREE and will be located at the following location(s) for general attendance.  Transportation will be provided to and from parking lots beginning at 7:00 am and throughout the day.

    • Boeing (5775 Campus Parkway / Hazelwood, MO 63402)
    • bioMérieux (5690 Campus Parkway / Hazelwood, MO 63402)
    • Plan to arrive at least one hour before participating in any planned activities.

Since this event is taking place on an airport runway, persons and bags are subject to security check.  The only animals allowed at STL Day on the Runway are service animals with proper documentation.

Smoking is allowed in designated areas only.

The following is NOT allowed on airport property:

  • Outside food or drinks (unless for infants)
  • Alcohol or alcohol consumption
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Coolers, wagons, bikes, skate boards, roller blades, hover boards, Segways, drones and
  • Other items that fall into any of these categories

If you were unalbe to register for the 5k run/family fun walk and Plane Pull by noon on April 3rd, a t-shirt will still be available for those registered after the event.

5k run/family fun walk             Plane Pull



Thanks to our partners: 

Airport Terminal Services  Moneta Group  

St. Louis Lambert International Airport  Fox 2 KPLR 11  


Buffalo Wild Wings
Burns & McDonnell
Hudson Group Retail Specialists
John Fabick Tractor Company
Fry-Wagner Moving & Storage
Jet Linx Aviation
Jolly Jumps
Kling Family Foundation
Signature Flight Support