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2019 Lance Elliott Pull a Plane Challenge

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$20.00 – $2,000.00

The 4th annual ultimate tug-of-war competition for grown-ups is taking place at the Lance Elliott Pull a Plane Challenge to benefit Topeka’s Ronald McDonald House on Saturday, Oct. 12! Teams of 10 pullers will compete against each other to see who can pull an 80,000-pound vintage airplane 40 feet in the fastest time. Each team will have two opportunities to pull. Pullers must be at least 18 years of age to participate. Each team of 10 is asked to raise at least $1,000 total, which directly benefits the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Topeka.

This year for the first time we are adding an individual truck pulling competition hosted by the Strength Guild! In addition to the feats of strength, the FREE event will feature a car & motorcycle show, food vendors, live music from Rewind, Iron Rail Brewing beer, games for children of all ages, and fun for the entire family!

The Pull a Plane Challenge will offer trophies for the:
• Fastest Heavyweight Team (1,800 pounds or higher)
• Fastest Welterweight Team (less than 1,800 pounds)
• Top Individual Fundraiser
• Top Fundraising Team


Unlimited available Two Teams of 10$2,000.00My business/organization will enter at least two teams in the 2019 Challenge, which will include placement of our logo on the event t-shirts and on the plane, and vendor space at the event, if desired.
Unlimited available Team of 10$1,000.00I would like to register my 10-member team for the 2019 RMHC Pull a Plane Challenge and confirm that we collectively will raise and donate at least $1,000 for our participation.
Unlimited available Event Sponsor$1,250.00My business/organization will serve as an event sponsor which will include registration of one 10-member team in the competition, placement of our logo on the event t-shirts and on the plane, and vendor space at the event, if desired.
Unlimited available Plane Sponsor$500.00My business/organization wants to serve as a plane sponsor, which will include the placement of our logo on or near the plane used in the Challenge.
Unlimited available Individual Truck Pull Attempts$20.00This is an individual competition. Please select the number of pull attempts you would like.


October 12
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$20.00 – $2,000.00


American Flight Museum, Inc.
Hangar 612 Forbes Field
Topeka, KS 66619 United States