Registration Open For Pineapple 5k In Greenwich

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Runners make their way over hay bales during the Pineapple Race With Obstacles last May in Greenwich.
Runners make their way over hay bales during the Pineapple Race With Obstacles last May in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Tom Renner

GREENWICH, Conn. – Registration is open for the Pineapple Classic With Obstacles 5-kilometer run in Greenwich.

The race is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, and is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The race is held at the Greenwich Polo Club and is open to runners ages 8-and-up. The event features a luau, beer garden and entertainment as part of the post-race fun. There are prizes for best costume as well as for top finishers.

Wave starts begin at 9 a.m. Obstacles are varied, including climbing walls, hay bales and hurdles. Runners or at least one team member must carry a pineapple with them throughout the race. Last year, more than 500 runners participated and helped raise more than $120,000 for LLS, whose Connecticut branch is based in Wilton.

Runners can also register as teams.

Early-bird registration runs through March 1. Visit the race website to find out more information and registration details.

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