Airplane Tow ‘N’ Throw

Are you ready? United Way of Mesa County and the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission announce the first annual Airplane Tow ‘N’ Throw at Grand Junction Regional Airport on October 2, 2021! Presented by Alpine Bank.

Thank you to our title sponsor!


What: Teams of up to 20 people (minimum of 10) will test their strength to see who can “tow” a 100-ton Boeing 757 twenty feet across the tarmac the fastest. Teams are weighed collectively and scores will be based on time per attempt and total weight, with trophies being awarded to winners of each division. 4 members from each team can also test their “throw” skills in an epic cornhole competition while enjoying a beer garden, food trucks, music, vendors, and more! Funds raised go to 27 local nonprofits that support health, education, and self-reliance. 

Teams will be divided into three different divisions: (1) Open Division – companies and local businesses; (2) Hometown Heroes Division – law enforcement officers, firefighters, and hospital workers; and (3) Powerhouse Division -gyms, fitness clubs or CrossFit teams, and groups that want to compete for the recognition as strongest in the Valley.

When: October 2, 2021

9:00 a.m. through 1:00 pm.

Spectators are welcome for free admission.

Where: Grand Junction Regional Airport at 2828 Walker Field Dr, Grand Junction, CO 81506. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO PARKING AT THE EVENT SITE. Please follow parking signs when approaching the airport and park in the dirt lot located next to the Motel 6. Parking will be free, and we will have a shuttle service available to take you to the event location.