Pineapple Classic Obstacle 5K this Saturday

The Pineapple Classic Foundation will host the 5th annual Pineapple Classic Obstacle 5K at the Greenwich Polo Club on Saturday, Oct. 8. Participants can register now at pineappleclassic.com.

The Pineapple Classic is a Hawaiian-themed 5K obstacle course with a post-race luau including live entertainment, food and a beer garden sponsored by Half-Full Brewery. Participants include serious competitors to families and walkers. Individuals and teams run in waves spaced 15 minutes apart. Anyone eight years of age and older can participate. Prizes are awarded for the fastest racers, highest fundraisers and best costumes.

To date, the Pineapple Classic 5K has raised over $500,000 and all net proceeds have benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For 2016, the Pineapple Classic Foundation is directing its grants to specific near-term, impactful projects not only at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, but also City of Hope and Educating Haiti.  

These include:

  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s landmark Beat AML Master Clinical Trial
  • Innovative research at City of Hope’s Hematological Malignancy and Stem Cell Transplantation Institute
  • Educating Haiti’s Construction of a K-12 school in St. Marc, Haiti with a classroom honoring Old Greenwich Elementary School teacher, Elizabeth Benn, who died after a prolonged battle with Leukemia.

Pineapple Classic 5K participants choose the charitable project for which they run and raise funds.  100% of the funds raised by the Pineapple Classic 5K participants will go directly to their selected charitable projects.

Come to run, walk or just for the luau.  Have Fun!  Get Dirty!  Make a Difference!

About the Pineapple Classic Foundation

The Pineapple Classic Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to funding research to cure cancer and related conditions as well as other cancer-related projects.  The Foundation was founded by cancer survivors and others who have had the arc of their lives altered by cancer.  Its goal is to truly make a difference while having fun, because cancer can’t take all the fun away.  The Pineapple Classic Foundation is volunteer-operated, has no paid employees and seeks to maximize the impact of its supporter’s dollars by directing its grants to near-term, impactful projects rather than the overhead of the organizations it supports.

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