Monday, June 2, 2014

Pineapple Classic 5k / Moms in Training

If you're like me, running for long distances for the fun of it aren't my favorite. So when I do races, I've loved finding ones that add some extra fun in such as Color Me Rad or Foamfest. This year I was excited when the organizers of the Pineapple Classic 5k contacted me about their event. It definitely sounds like our family's fun race for this summer! 

Pineapple Classic 5k Obstacle Race
& Children's Obstacle Course
 

Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Hartwood Acres | 9:00 am
The Pineapple Classic 5k obstacle course race is a fun and challenging Hawaiian-themed event. Participants will be crawling, climbing, bouncing and bending to raise funds for blood cancer research and patient services. Each team is responsible for carrying one pineapple through the course without letting it touch the ground. Upon crossing the finish line, participants and sponsors are invited to enjoy a luau complete with Hawaiian food, drinks and steel drums!
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And I love that there is a children's event as well! Kids ages 2 - 11 years old can join the fun at the Children's Obstacle Course! For a $10 donation, each child will receive a wrist band; which will allow him/her to go through the course as many times as desired and eat at the luau. Children will NOT be assigned start times; all children will go through the course on a first come, first serve basis. 
The Children's Obstacle Course will be less than one mile long. The obstacles include: climbing through tires, jumping hurdles, sliding down a slide, crawling through a tunnel, etc. Just like the 5k race, each participant will have to carry a pineapple! (This time its a tissue pineapple) After completing the course, each child is permitted to select ONE of the available giveaway items.  Go here to register your kids!
There will also be an inflatable bounce unit (separate from the obstacle course) for all kids. 


THE CAUSE:
Each team that registers online will receive a Team Fund-raising page that can be customized and emailed to friends, family, co-workers, etc. In addition, each participant that registers online will also receive a personal fund-raising page that can be customized and emailed to request online donations toward your fund-raising goal. You do NOT have to fund raise in order to participate. 
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Founded in 1949, we are relentless in pursuit of our mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. As a non-profit, we rely on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations. Major annual fundraising campaigns include Team In Training, Light The Night Walk, School & Youth Programs and Man & Woman of the Year Campaigns. Special events such as the Pineapple Classic 5k are newer events that are gaining momentum around the country to support our mission. 
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BUT WAIT, MOMS, THERE'S MORE......................
Do you do better when you have a team encouraging you on to train, and run, and stay fit? Enter Moms In Training. By signing up for Moms in Training you get:
  • Training Schedule (run with the other Moms in Training on Saturdays, with a fun and manageable plan)
  • Coaching (from a certified and encouraging coach)
  • Workshops on topics like nutrition and stretching
  • Socializing (Moms have to have fun, too!)
  • Team Environment (training is easier with a friend!)

The Moms in Training team also knows it’s not easy to work out with kids. If your child can remain in the stroller, they’re welcome to join you. If your kids are older and can run along with you, they can come along.And dads? You’re welcome, too.
The Moms in Training will be participating in the Pineapple Classic 5k!
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE?
On Saturday June 7th, there will be an info session at Pittsburgh Poison All Stars (1 Herron Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202) from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM for interested moms to learn more about the program. There is also more information their website and Facebook page.
 
They ask you to commit to try to raise $500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Western PA and West Virginia by the day of your event. The Moms In Training staff will be there every step of the way with lots of fundraising ideas and ways for your family and friends to get involved. 
Please go here to register for Moms in Training!
 

1 comment:

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