Hands-down one of the most awesome races/relays/family activities in Seattle is creeping up on us. And just in the nick of time to help us detox from this crazy warm weather we’re having in November- if this is La Nina, then I’ll take it.
Gather your friends, co-workers, family, and any one else looking to have a great time (and perhaps burn some calories too) and participate in the Winter Pineapple Classic 2010. Strap on your grass skirt, secure your coconuts and hang on to your pineapples (literally) because this is no ordinary jog around the park.
The hawaiian themed team event is on Saturday, November 13, 2010, first wave of participants starts at 9:00 A.M. The race is at new venue this year to accommodate additional parking and adequate space to set up the 3-mile-long obstacle course (Mountain Meadows Farm: 10106 422nd Lane SE, North Bend, WA 98045 Map). Your team, carrying a pineapple, is timed as you complete a 5k run with obstacles dispersed throughout the course. You will need your teammates to help complete some obstacles.
Have a little fun with this one, dress up, get dirty, laugh and celebrate the island life without even getting on a plane.
Fees are $60/individual, $105/2-person team, and $185/4-person team. Please categorize your team as either Honu (Hawaiian for turtle — teams that plan to walk), Wiki (Hawaiian for fast — teams that plan to run), or Kekoa (Hawaiian for warrior — teams that plan to win this race).
Register teams as:
- Teams of two or four in single gender or co-ed teams.
- King Kamehameha teams are 2-person teams over 400 lbs or 4-person teams over 800 lbs.
Awards will be given to the fastest teams in all categories and prizes will be given for Best Aloha Spirit (costume).
The Winter Pineapple Classic happens rain or shine, so while we’re being spoiled now with gorgeous fall weather, be like a Washingtonian and bring a change of warm clothes, just in case.
The Winter Pineapple Classic benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society whose mission is to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.