STL Opens Airfield April 15 for Special Olympics Missouri

Inaugural STL Day on the Runway: 5K Race, Plane Pull and Free Family Events

April 16, 2018 | 2 min reading time

(St. Louis – April 12, 2018) Special Olympics Missouri will host the first ever STL Day on the Runway at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) on Sunday, April 15 in partnership with area law enforcement agencies and FedEx in support of individuals with intellectual disabilities in Missouri.  

The inaugural family friendly event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the airfield on or near Runway 11-29.  It will include a 5K race and family fun walk, a plane pull and a family festival. While runners and plane pull teams need to register in advance, the festival is free and open to the public. Visitors will enjoy a number of activities during the day including music by DJ Shiftee and Big Rain, children’s jump houses, a “Bubble Bus,” bocce games, a mini truck pull, and static display of area law enforcement vehicles. Several St. Louis area food trucks will provide food and refreshments for purchase throughout the day.

The opening ceremony will be held at 8:45 am, with the 5K race beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Plane Pull Competition begins at 9:20 a.m. The family festival will be open from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Parking for all participants and festival visitors is located at 5690 and 5775 Campus Parkway, Hazelwood, MO 63042. Buses will shuttle participants and visitors to the airfield event site. Please allow extra time to park and shuttle to the airfield prior to competing in the 5K or plane pulling events. Buses will begin running to and from the parking lots at 7:00 am. 

Visit for event information, restricted items information, and 5K or Plane Pull registrations.  

  • Contact Information:
    Jeff Lea
    Public Relations Manager
    Office Phone: (314) 426-8125
    Mobile Phone: (314) 795-2235
  • Department:
    St. Louis Lambert International Airport
  • Topic:
    Sports and Recreation

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