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REGISTRATION

What is the registration fee and deadline? 
What is included in the registration fee?
Can I register the day of the event?
Is there a pre-race packet pick-up?

FUNDRAISING

Do I have to fundraise?
Where do I turn in offline pledges?
How do I handle matching gifts?
Can I put this on my Facebook page to solicit donations?
Are there prizes for race winners & best costume?

LUAU

What happens at the luau?
Where is the luau?
What time does the race start?  When does the luau end?
Can friends/family attend the luau?
What is the dress code for the luau?

OBSTACLES

What are the obstacles?
Will all the obstacles be at one location?
What if I can't complete an obstacle?
Will I get dirty?

TEAMS

How will you determine team finish times?
Do I have to run with my teammates?
What if I need teammates?
Are there prizes for race winners & best costume?

DAY OF EVENT

What time does the race start?  When does the luau end?
Can friends/family watch?

What is the race course?
Will there be locker rooms to change after I race and before I attend the luau?
Will there be a bag check area?
What about my dirty shoes?

VENUE

How do I get to Mountain Meadows Farm?
Where do I park?

MISCELLANEOUS

How did this event start?
I'm from out of town.  Any hotel recommendations?
What if the weather is bad?
Where can my guests wait if the weather is bad?
Not comfortable with all this online stuff?
Do I have to wear a costume?
I'm interested in the dedication poster.  What do I do?


What is the registration fee and deadline?

Registration fee is $50/person and you must be on a team of 2 or more people.  Online registration closes November 3rd at 5:00pm.  Participants who register after Monday November 3rd at 5:00pm may not pick up their race bib and timing chip until they arrive at the event on Saturday. Fees increase on event day to $75/person.  Day of event registration opens at 11:00 A.M. - no earlier walk-ups allowed.  There are no registration refunds.
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Do I have to fundraise?

The purpose of all this mayhem and fun is to raise money to fight blood cancers.  Each participant must fundraise a minimum of $50/pp which is separate from the $50 registration fee.  It's pretty darn easy to raise $50 especially since we give you a free online fundraising page immediately after you register.  Spend 1-2 minutes to send one email and you'll probably be done fundraising.  Please click here for more on fundraising including the Ohana and Mahalo fundraising clubs with extra special race day perks! We also have tons of apparel, gift certificates, and other incentives you can earn. Click here for lots of fundraising ideas!
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Where do I turn in offline pledges?

You can turn in pledges on race day or mail them to: LLS, Attn: Pineapple, 123 NW 36th St., Ste. 100 Seattle, WA 98107  Please include a pledge form for proper crediting.  Pledges made online through your fundraising page will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society automatically and you will be credited accordingly.  To qualify for fundraising incentives, pledges must be received by December 1, 2014.  Ask your company and donors if their company has a matching gift program.  This can double or triple your donations without any additional work!
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How do I handle matching gifts?

If the company's matching gift is online please request your donor to note your name and "Pineapple" for proper crediting.  No other action is necessary.  If the matching gift is a paper form mail it with the donor's check, cash, or proof of their online donation to LLS. Make sure your donor selects the Washington/Alaska Chaptero f LLS! Please make sure your (participant) name and "Pineapple" is on the form for proper crediting. We will post matching gifts to your totals as quickly as we can.  Please be patient as we process several matching gifts each day.

Microsoft - Please request a matching gift from any MS employee who donates.
Boeing  employees - Please inquire about Boeing's Walk Match gift.  You can get $100 just for participating in our event!
Group Health employees - Please inquire about GHC's Fundraising Jumpstart Program.
Adobe - Please request a matching gift from any Adobe employee who donates.
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Can I put this on my Facebook page to solicit donations?

Absolutely! 
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What is included in the registration fee?

Each person will get a long-sleeved tech shirt, virtual goodie bag, one free pass/meal to the luau, and free beer from Georgetown Brewing Company (21 and over only).  Now that's a handful!
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Can I register the day of the event?

Registration fees on event day is $75/person.  Day of event registration opens at 11:00 A.M.
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Is there a pre-race packet pick-up?

Yes, at Road Runner Sports in Seattle on Friday, November 7th. Stop by between 11:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M., pick up your packet, and avoid the lines on race day! If you registered after Monday, November 3rd at 5:00pm, your packet will not be available until event day Saturday.
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What time does the race start?  When does the luau end?

The first group of runners will start at 9:00 A.M.  There will be 15 minute intervals between start waves with the last wave around 1 P.M. or later depending on sign-ups. Start times will be posted on the home page about a week prior to the event.  All participants will be notified via email when the times are posted.  The luau starts at 9:30 A.M. and will last until we've all had enough fun!
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What happens at the luau? 

We will turn an old barn in to a luau!  Our luau will include roasted pig, vegetarian side dishes, beer garden, Hawaiian entertainers, bouncy house to entertain the little ones, and more.  Bring your family, flip flops, beach chairs, and enjoy the luau! 
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Where is the luau? 

The luau will be near the start & finish lines in an old barn.  The luau will NOT be heated so bring warm clothes.  Also, bring your own chairs and water bottles - we'll have water jugs but no cups!  
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Can friends/family attend the luau?

Yes.  Guests must pay $5 for each plate of food.  Children under 8 are free.  You may purchase extra luau tickets when you register.  Otherwise, guests can pay at the luau food line and/or beer garden.
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What are the obstacles? 

Do you really think we would tell you?  We won't because that's part of the fun! 
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Will all the obstacles be at one location?

No.  They will be spread out to prevent participants from waiting at any of the obstacles.  However, please be patient and prepared to wait should there be a backlog.
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What if I can't complete an obstacle?

We'll be bummed just like you.  Seriously, all we ask is that you try.  If you can't do it, then so be it.
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Will I get dirty?

Absolutely!  Bring a change of clothing AND shoes.  You have been officially warned!
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I'm interested in the dedication poster.  What do I do?

If you are a blood cancer patient and/or you know someone (living or deceased) who is, you can request a dedication poster that will be displayed at our event.  Please complete this form no later than Oct. 20, 2014.
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How will you determine team finish times?

We will add the top 3 finishers times from each team to come up with a total team time.  Top 3 teammates must finish within 1 minute of each other.  We will have awards for fastest female, male, and co-ed teams.  To qualify for single gender teams, all teammates must be the same gender.  For co-ed teams, we will combine the fastest male and female times for the team time.  
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Do I have to run with my teammates?

You will need the help of your teammate(s) to complete most of the obstacles so your best strategy is to stay together and have fun.
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What if I need teammates? 

Register as an individual and we will group you with others in the same category (honu, wiki, kekoa).  We will contact you as the date gets closer to let you know who you will be running with.
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Are there prizes for race winners & best costume? 

Of course!  You can qualify for several fundraising incentives. Those who exhibit the best "Aloha Spirit" (aka - best costumes) will also win prizes. Race prizes will be awarded to: Fastest Team - All Male (based on top three finishers on team), Fastest Team - All Female, Fastest Team - Coed (top three must include one female), 1st Place Male, 2nd Place Male, 3rd Place Male, 1st Place Female, 2nd Place Female, and 3rd Place Female. Team members must finish within one minute of each other to qualify for team prizes.
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Can friends/family watch? 

Yes.  There are many supporters that show up each year to enjoy the "show."  If they want to watch you at a certain obstacle they will have to walk there themselves. 
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What is the race course?

Yet another surprise.  Just follow the signs folks.
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How do I get to Mountain Meadows Farm?

Click here for a map.  On event day look for our Pineapple Classic signs off the I-90 freeway.
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Where do I park?

Note: in 2013, the venue will be charging $5/car. Please carpool!
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Will there be locker rooms to change after I race and before I attend the luau?

There will be porta-potties at the post-event party where you can change - if you dare.  There are no showers or locker rooms available.
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Will there be a bag check area?

Yes. This will be provided free to all participants.  However, due to the number of participants please bring only small bags.
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What if the weather is bad?

Then you'll have more fun!  Believe it or not, the worse the weather the more fun you'll have.  Rain, snow, or shine this event WILL take place.  There are no registration refunds whatsoever.
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Where can my guests wait if the weather is bad?

Guests will be allowed inside the barn where the luau will take place.
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What is the dress code for the luau?

Are you kidding me?  Ultra casual.  Hawaiian attire is encouraged!
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Not comfortable with all this online stuff?

Download a paper registration form and paper donation form.
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Do I have to wear a costume?

It's not required but you'll have more fun if you do!  We'll be awarding prizes for best costume.
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I'm from out of town.  Any hotel recommendations?

Yes! We've partnered with the Hilton Garden Inn in Issaquah, just 20 minutes from the event venue. Click here for special Pineapply-only rates starting from just $102/night. The Hilton Garden Inn is kindly donating $5 to LLS for each room booked through this link!
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How did this event start?

Click here for the story on how this all started.
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