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Winter Pineapple charity run comes to North Bend Saturday

Winter season might be a month away, but on Saturday, Nov. 12, you might want to bring some sun tan lotion! That’s because the 6th Annual Winter Pineapple Classic event for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Washington/Alaska Chapter takes place at Mountain Meadows Farm in North Bend starting at 9 a.m.

The Hawaiian-themed fundraiser is a 5k fun run event, which features an array of “obstacle course surprises” and at the end of the race, participants will be rewarded with a Hawaiian luau that features free food and drinks.

The event happens rain or shine.  All event proceeds go directly to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Washington/Alaska chapter.

The Winter Pineapple Classic has raised more than $1.5 million for LLS’ mission, and has become one of the anticipated events of the season. Last year more than 2,500 participants, donned grass skirts, costumes and even a bikini or two as a way of welcoming in the winter season.

The race is open to anyone 8 years of age or older – just come ready to have fun, get dirty and help support the fight against blood cancers. Registration and additional information can be found at

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