WHAT COVID-19 PROCEDURES WILL BE IN PLACE?
Any COVID-19 restrictions/procedures will be announced closer to the event.
WHEN TO ARRIVE AT THE EVENT
Please arrive in the event entrance lot at least one hour before your scheduled pull time. If you do not know your pull time, please reach out to your team captain. You also want to make sure that your entire team gathers in one area before presenting your group to team check in. Please remember, you have a pull order and the time is approximate. We often get ahead or behind but you will always get to pull!
If your team does not have a scheduled pull time, please reach out to Ellen Head asap via email.
PARKING AND GETTING TO THE EVENT
The 2022 event will continue to occur in the cargo area of Dulles International Airport and all volunteers and attendees will enter the event in this area.
Attendees should plan on driving to the airport and following the several signs for "Event Parking" which will take them to a FREE long term parking lot. They will then be shuttled a short distance in ADA compliant shuttles buses to the event gate.
WHERE SHOULD I MEET MY TEAM?
Teams should find a gathering spot inside the event to meet up prior to presenting themselves at team check in. Please reach out to your team captain for specific plans. Some teams have had the PLANE amazing idea of making a fun and noticeable team sign to hold up to get everyone's attention.
EVENT REGISTRATION & TEAM CHECK IN
If there are members of your team that have not yet registered, please let them know that they MUST register for your team at www.planepull.com prior to check in. Anyone that neglects to do so will be required to do so during the check in process which can delay your team’s pull.
Team check in will be located in multiple tents inside the event near the planes being pulled. Please gather as a team before presenting yourself to one of the check in tents. At team check in, each member MUST individually check in. At check-in, teams will have the opportunity to turn in all last minute donations for your team’s fundraising efforts.
WHAT IF MY TEAM IS BELOW THE MINIMUM DONATION?
If your team is below the minimum donation of $2500, please fill out the credit card authorization in order to secure your spot on the ropes. Teams cannot pull without supporting Special Olympics Virginia at this level.
TEAM T-SHIRT PICKUP
We encourage teams to send a representative to our partner hotel, the Westin Washington Dulles on Thursday September 15 or Friday September 16 to pick up your team shirts in advance as well as bracelets for expedited access into the event. Further details about team shirt pick up will be announced closer to the event.
Please note, shirts are only guaranteed for teams that registered prior to shirts being ordered in August. We will do our best to accommodate all other needs via our extra shirts ordered.
For anyone who raised $100 by September 12 and is eligible for medal, those will be mailed out post event.
Learn more about our PLANE awesome incentives!
ENTERING THE EVENT
All event attendees, are required to go through security as this event is on airport property. Please do not bring any large bags/backpacks, outside food or drinks or animals unless it is a service animal. In addition, no weapons of any kind are allowed unless you are an officer in uniform. Bags for child care or medical care purposes are also ok, but will be searched. All attendees will be wanded upon entering.
WHAT TO BRING/NOT BRING
What should I bring?
· Appropriate clothing for the weather (it is a rain or shine event!)
· Work/gardening gloves for pulling the plane as we will not have ones to share.
· Money to buy lunch/snacks from one of our onsite vendors
· Any extra cash/check donations to add to your team's total at check in
What should I not bring?
· Bags (small bags can be brought in but will be searched)
· Animals (while it is an open space, the noise is too much for them!)
· Firearms or weapons of any type unless you are a sworn officer in uniform
· Outside food or drink. We will have water and snacks onsite and in the parking lot for purchase.
FOOD AND DRINKS
There will be a a wide variety of food options available for purchase from our many food vendors onsite. You can also choose to further support Special Olympics Virginia by purchasing lunch from our grill station.
While teams will all be offered a beverage post pull, only teams that raise $5000 by September 12 will be able to snack away in our VIP tent!