Frequently Asked Questions


Basic Pineapple info

  1. What is Pineapple?

    Now in its 15th year, the Winter Pineapple Classic is a fundraiser 5k(ish) obstacle course at King County's Marymoor Park on 11.8.20. Pineapple is not timed and is a family friendly event. Participants are welcome to skip any obstacle they feel is above their ability. All participants carry a pineapple (provided by Chestnut Hill Farms) and most dress in costume. Anyone who raises $100 or more will be invited to our Georgetown Brewing beer garden (21+) and will receive a long sleeved event shirt. Kids under 18 are only required to raise $25. Fundraising is in addition to the registration fee. Everyone receives a lei and pineapple keychain. Don't worry, if we cannot have obstacle course in November we have an awesome backup plan! Think Pineapple scavenger hunt.

  2. What is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?

    The mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds cancer researchers locally and globally.

  3. What is the 501(c)3 Tax ID number for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?

    The LLS 501(c)3 tax id number is 13-5644916

Pineapple registration info

  1. How do I register, and is there a fee?

    You can register by clicking HERE or the "Register" button at the header at the top of the page. Early registration is only $50. The registration fee increases to $55 August 1 and to $60 on September 1. Check out these instructions on our new registration process. They were written for another LLS event, Big Climb, but the same process applies for Pineapple.

  2. Is there an age requirement to participate?

    Pineapple is open to participants 8 years of age or older.

  3. Is there a fundraising requirement?

    Yes! All participants are expected to fundraise in addition to the registration fee making critical research possible for cancer cures. Donations made to a team (rather than an individual) will be split evenly among team members the week of the event. Raising $100 gets those 21+ into our Georgetown Brewing beer garden and a long sleeved event shirt. Fundraising is in addition to the registration fee. Kids under 18 only have to raise $25 to receive their shirt.

  4. What happens if I don't fundraise?

    If you haven't fundraised by the day of the event, you will not receive any of the fundraising perks (beer garden access or long sleeved shirt). The mission and work of LLS- to fund lifesaving research and to support cancer patients and their families- is dependent on donations. Pineapple exists to support this mission. *Children under 18 receive the shirt for raising $25. Fundraising is in addition to the registration fee.

  5. Can team captains sign up team members?

    Yes, you can register your team members. To do so, you will need to be willing to pay their registration fee and have all the necessary participant information on hand, as follows. You will need the following information for each team member:

    If you are the team captain and you are registering your team, please click the "register a team member" on the review page to continue signing members up.

    Please note you may need their username and password if you have already finished and paid for yourself.

    It is very important that you know their email address (and do not put your own in) as putting your email address will keep them from receiving important event updates and login information. Please note, if registering other participants, you will be required to pay their registration fee.

    - Full name

    - Email address

    - Phone number

    - Address

    - Age on event day

    - Shirt size

    - Their emergency contact with a phone number

    - If they are a patient or survivor

Fundraising for Pineapple

  1. How do I know if my company has a matching gift program and how do I use it?

    Many companies have programs that match the charitable contributions of their employees. This can double and sometimes triple the amount of a donation, at no additional cost to the employee—a great way to increase your impact! Matching gifts will not be posted until all necessary, completed paperwork and funds have been received from both the employee/company and LLS Washington Alaska Chapter.

    LLS tax I.D. number will be required: 13-5644916. If you have questions, please reach out to

    Once you have requested the match through your employer, please forward your confirmation to

  2. How do I make a donation to an individual or a team?

    You can make a donation to an individual or a team by clicking "Donate" at the top of the page.

  3. What is the VIP/Mahalo Club tent?

    The VIP tent is an exclusive heated and lit tent for our top fundraising teams and VIP fundraisers. VIP fundraisers are individuals who raise $1,000 or more. On event day, VIP's and top teams receive a special gift, snacks and hot drinks, and a designated area for their team to gather and hang out.

  4. How are team donations handled?

    Team donations are equally divided amongst the team members the week of the event, unless LLS is expressly directed to do otherwise by a team captain in advance.

  5. What are fundraising promotions and how do I qualify?

    Pineapple holds fundraising competitions posted on social media and in emails leading up to the event. Participants can collect donations during these competitions for a chance to win prizes.

  6. Are there incentives for fundraising?

    Yes! If you fundraise (in addition to the registration fee) you can not only earn event day perks (beer garden access and a long sleeved shirt), but an item from our incentive store .

Day of Event

  1. What if we can't hold the event because of COVID-19?

    Not to worry! We have an awesome backup plan, think Pineapple scavenger hunt.

  2. Will I be timed?

    Nope! You are welcome to run, jog or walk with your pineapple through the course.

  3. Where can I park?

    There is parking right next to the event at King County's Marymoor Park. Parking is $5 per car and collected for, and by, the park. If you want to park in another lot, further from the event, feel free!

  4. Are dogs allowed?

    Unfortunately no, our insurance doesn't cover dogs.

  5. Is there a map of the course and event area?

    Yes! Click here.

  6. When should I be there?

    We suggest at least 30-45 minutes prior to your assigned start time.

  7. Can my friends and family wait for me at the finish line?

    Yes! Friends and family members of all ages are welcome in the event area. Event shirts and beer will only be provided to those guests who make a donation of $100 each at the registration tent.

  8. How do I request a dedication sign?

    We will provide a link closer to the event.

  9. How are start times assigned and when will I receive my assigned time?

    Start times are assigned based on fundraising standings and the preferred start time you put down when registering. Approximately 100 participants will be assigned per start wave, starting at 8:30 a.m. Start times are spaced 15 minutes apart (8:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m., etc.) with the last wave at 11:15am.

  10. Can I bring anything on the course with me?

    Just your Pineapple! No packs or carriers of any kind are allowed on the course. Please drop off all items at our free bag check located in the registration tent before your start time. There is a waterstop midway through the course.

  11. Will I get an event t-shirt?

    All participants who raise $100 will get a long-sleeved event shirt ($25 for minors). *Fundraising is in addition to the registration fee.

  12. Is the beer free?

    Yes, Georgetown Brewing generously provides two beers free of charge to all participants who raise $100 or more (while supplies last). You must be 21 or older (with ID) to be allowed in the beer garden. *Fundraising is in addition to the registration fee.

  13. Is there food?

    Yes! There will be food trucks on site to order from.

  14. Where is Packet Pick-Up?

    Saturday, November 7, 2020 10am-2pm

    Market Street Shoes in Redmond Town Center

    Redmond, WA

    Teams of 5 or more will all be packaged together, one person will need to pick up for the whole team. If your team is smaller than 5, you can still pick up packets for your whole team. Market Street Shoes will be donating $1 back to LLS per packet picked up.

    As a reminder, you still have the opportunity to pick up packets on event day.

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