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The Winter Pineapple Classic

 
$50 Fundraising Minimum

What is the $50 fundraising minimum?
All participants are required to fundraise a minimum of $50.00, kids 8-17 must raise $25. This is in addition to the $50.00 registration fee. It will also get you an event tech T-shirt and Hawaiian meal. Participants who do not raise the minimum by the collection deadline of December 10th, 2018 will not be allowed to participate in future Winter Pineapple Classics. Upon registering, every participant will be emailed a link to their personal fundraising page. Team Captains will be emailed a link to their personal fundraising page as well as their team page. For the purpose of participants reaching the fundraising minimum, all team donations will be considered evenly split amongst all team members, but team fundraising pages will only reflect the intact total. 

Why is there a $50 fundraising minimum?
When LLS was founded in 1949, a blood cancer diagnosis was almost fatal. Most leukemia patients, especially children, died within three months. Thanks in part to innovative research funded by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), survival rates have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled for blood cancer patients. LLS is a driving force behind breakthroughs in treating blood cancer patients. In 2017 18 new drugs for blood cancers were approved by the FDA, LLS was involved in 15 of them. For these reasons, it is vital for the Winter Pineapple Classic to maximize participant's fundraising efforts. While our focus is on creating the best experience for our participants, this event is at it's heart, a fundrasier to help blood cancer patients and researchers. 

How does the $50 fundraising minimum work?
All participants who meet the fundraising minimum of $50 by event day will be given a tech T-shirt and full hawaiian bbq meal. This is in addition to the finisher medal, drinks and snacks provided by our sponsors at the finish line to all participants. 


For more information, please contact our staff before attempting to register for the 2018 Pineapple Classic.


Fundraising

May I use the Winter Pineapple Classic logo for shirts and/or personal flyers?
Yes. Please email Winter Pineapple Classic Seattle for the logo jpg file, or use this pdf version.

Do you have tips for using the Participant Center?
Yes, email Winter Pineapple Classic Seattle and we will happily walk you through it.

When is the pledge collection deadline?
December 10th, 2018. You can earn great incentives based on the amount you raise.

I'm not comfortable with online fundraising. What can I do?
Paper pledge forms are available for you to use. Your donors can also mail checks to the LLS office (5601 6th Ave S, Suite 182, Seattle, WA 98108). Make sure to put "Winter Pineapple Classic" and your name for proper crediting in the subject line.

How do I handle matching gifts?
Find out if your company will match a gift to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It's a great way to double, triple or even quadruple your donation and impact. Be sure the original donor selects the Washington/Alaska Chapter, and sends the email confirmation to MatchingGifts.PNW@lls.org. Please keep in mind that it is not uncommon for matching gift funds to take 2-3 months to reach our LLS office. We cannot credit fundraising efforts until we have received the money as sent by your company and/or the matching gift company they use.

What sort of incentive prizes can I earn at each fundraising level?
Check back soon for more details.


General Event Questions

What is the registration fee, and when is the deadline?
The registration fee is $50 per person. There are no registration refunds. You must register online by November 1st, 2018, in order to pick up your race packet before event day. All registrants after November 1st must pick up their packet on race day. You can register at the venue on the day of the event; day of event registration is $65.

How old do you have to be to participate?
All participants must be 8 years of age or older on event day. Exceptions can be made for patients and survivors on a case by case basis. 

How difficult are the obstacles?
The event is geared toward participants 8 years of age and older. Obstacles range in difficulty, but are all safe. If you cannot complete an obstacle, you are welcome to walk around it. 

Will I receive an event T-Shirt?
If you fundraise $50, you will receive a tech material long sleeved shirt. All participants receive a finisher's medal on race day. There will be no size swapping on event day. You can also earn additional incentives by collecting donations.

Where can I find photos of last year's Winter Pineapple Classic?
Click here to view last year's photo album. Use code "savelives" to access photos.

Do I need to wear a costume?
Costumes are not required. But, you are more than welcome to join all those that will be in costume! There will be a costume contest at the event where prizes will be awarded.

Day of Event

I have friends that are not participating in the Winter Pineapple Classic, but still want to be involved. How can they help?
We'd love to have their help as a volunteer! Click here.

How are start times assigned?
Start times are assigned in the order that registrations are received, with preference given to Top Fundraisers of this year's campaign. Approximately 50 participants will be assigned per start time, starting at 9:00 a.m. Start times are spaced 15 minutes apart. They will be posted on the website closer to the event.

Where can I find my start time? 
Start times will be assigned for the 2018 event in October. Check back here for links. All participants will be emailed their start times. 

What time should my team arrive?
30-45 minutes prior to your assigned start time. Please take into consideration the time it will take to find parking.

Will I be timed?
We do not officially time participants. You are welcome to wear a timing device to time yourself.

Is there a bag check area provided?
There will be a free bag check area for personal items. Bags must be small enough to fit in a regular brown paper shopping bag. LLS is not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Can I wear a baby backpack?
No. Baby backpacks and all other backpacks and carrying cases are not allowed on the course.

Can my family and friends watch and/or photograph me along the course?
No. For safety and liability reasons, we are unable to allow family and friends along the race course.


Venue
 
We will be holding our 2018 Winter Pineapple Classic at Marymoor Park! Click HERE to see a map of the main event area. Click HERE to see our Course Map. 
Join us as we celebrate 13 years of having fun, getting dirty, and saving lives!