The days of summer have long passed, but in a couple weeks it will be time to bust out the coconut bikinis and grass skirts. Get dirty, have fun and save lives at the eighth annual Winter Pineapple Classic. Run or walk in a Hawaiian-themed 5K race through an array of obstacle course surprises while supporting local blood cancer patients and their families.
One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), a nonprofit organization that funds extensive research for treatments and cures, government advocacy, patient assistance programs, community outreach and education programs.
The organization’s mission helps support the search for a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. Since the Winter Pineapple Classic began, the race has raised more than $2.3 million for LLS. Last year, more than 2,300 people participated in the event.
Rain or shine, the Winter Pineapple Classic will take place Saturday, November 9 at Mountain Meadows Farm in North Bend. The first wave of teams will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue every 15 minutes. Participants are encouraged to bring a change of warm clothing and shoes. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest team and person with the best costume.
Participants at least 8-years-old can register in teams of two or more people. Teams are divided into three categories: Honu, Wiki and Kekoa. Honu, meaning turtle, is for teams that plan to walk; Wiki, meaning fast, is for teams that plan to run and walk; and Kekoa, meaning warrior, is for teams that plan to run. Participants can sign up individually and will be placed with others who are in the same category.
Near the finish line will be a post-event luau with food and drinks, including beer from Georgetown Brewing Company. Guests are welcome to join the luau for only $5 a ticket. Registered participants will receive a long-sleep tech tee, one free pass through the food line and a goodie bag.
LLS believes with everyone’s help, we can make someday, today. Please visit the organization’s donation page.
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2013. The first wave of participants will start at 9 a.m.
Mountain Meadows Farm
10106, 422nd Lane SE
North Bend, WA 98045
The fee to register is $75 per person 8-years-old and older. Remember, all of the proceeds benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. If you would like to register, please click here.