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Pineapple Classic 5K

Dressed for a Hawaiian luau, hundreds of runners,

Dressed for a Hawaiian luau, hundreds of runners, many carrying foam pineapples, made their way through a 3.1-mile obstacle course on the New York Institute of Technology's campus in Old Westbury. (April 21, 2013) Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Roughly 400 runners raised more than $100,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by participating in the second annual Pineapple Classic 5K on the New York Institute of Technology's campus in Old Westbury.

Runners and walkers carried foam pineapples through the
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Runners and walkers carried foam pineapples through the 3.1-mile obstacle course for the second annual Pineapple Classic 5K. (April 21, 2012)

Runners of all ages and athletic abilities donned
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Runners of all ages and athletic abilities donned coconut bras and grass skirts for the second annual Pineapple Classic 5K in Old Westbury. (April 21, 2013)

Members of Team Seneca Strong, which raised nearly
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Members of Team Seneca Strong, which raised nearly $7,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, embark on the final mile of the Pineapple Classic 5K. (April 21, 2013)

Dressed for a Hawaiian luau, hundreds of runners,
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Dressed for a Hawaiian luau, hundreds of runners, many carrying foam pineapples, made their way through a 3.1-mile obstacle course on the New York Institute of Technology's campus in Old Westbury. (April 21, 2013)

Many runners, including the men, sported grass skirts,
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Many runners, including the men, sported grass skirts, leis and coconut bras as they ran in the second annual Pineapple Classic 5K in Old Westbury. (April 21, 2013)

Brielle McGullam, 12, of Oakdale, ran the Pineapple
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Brielle McGullam, 12, of Oakdale, ran the Pineapple Classic 5K with her mother, Dannie McGullam, 42, who was diagnosed four years ago with a malignant blood disease. (April 21, 2013)

Greg Schaentzler, 38, of Hicksville, stumbles off an
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Greg Schaentzler, 38, of Hicksville, stumbles off an inflatable slide, the final obstacle in the second annual Pineapple Classic 5K. (April 21, 2013)

Hundreds of runners, who raised money for the
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Hundreds of runners, who raised money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, completed a 3.1-mile obstacle course on the campus of the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury. (April 21, 2013)

Two of the youngest race participants successfully make
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Two of the youngest race participants successfully make their way across the monkey bars, avoiding the mud pit below, in the second annual Pineapple Classic 5K. (April 21, 2013)

Physician assistant students from the New York Institute
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Physician assistant students from the New York Institute of Technology ran the Pineapple Classic 5K on their campus in honor of a professor's husband and a classmate's mother, who are both battling lymphoma. (April 21, 2013)

While making their way through the obstacle course
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

While making their way through the obstacle course in the Pineapple Classic 5K, participants try not to fall off the monkey bars and into a mud pit. (April 21, 2013)

Sporting Hawaiian shirts, two Pineapple Classic participants climb
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Sporting Hawaiian shirts, two Pineapple Classic participants climb over one of the many obstacles set up along the 3.1-mile course. (April 21, 2012)

Dannie McGullam, 42, and Brielle McGullam, 12, of
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Dannie McGullam, 42, and Brielle McGullam, 12, of Oakdale, show off their decorative gear at start of Pineapple Classic 5K in Old Westbury. (April 21, 2013)

The 10:15 wave of runners gets ready to
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

The 10:15 wave of runners gets ready to start the Pineapple Classic 5K in Old Westbury. (April 21, 2013)

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