Pineapple Classic at Greenwich Polo Club

Greenwich's Dominick Pajore, left, and Miles Bastianich, both 12, run at the start of the race. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Keith White of Woodbridge, who owns a running store in Westport, runs with his pineapple. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Suzanne Gaddis of Levittown, N.Y., runs after crawling through a tunnel. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
LaMont Rollins of the Greenwich YMCA, left, gets ready for the race with three members of his "boot camp" at the Y. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
A runner carries a pineapple at the race. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Runnere emerge from a tunnel. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
A mother watches her child climb through the monkey bars. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
A runner gets up a climbing wall. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
A team of girls from Fairfield County starts the race. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Keith White makes his way up a rope climbing wall, one of the many obstacles on the course. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
A team of two young girls makes their way with their pineapple. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
A group has fun with a team photo. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Fans of Shane Victorino of the Philadelphia Phillies wore shirts honoring the "Flyin' Hawaiian." Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Runners get sprayed with a hose from a fireman near the end of the course. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Dominick Pajore of Greenwich emerges from a tunnel of hay bales with his pineapple. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Teams struggle to stay together during a three-legged obstacle. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
A team cruises through a hay bale obstacle. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
A group of women run together at the Pineapple Classic. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
A father and son make their way along the course. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Two women near the completion of the course. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
A group of runners is tightly bunched near the start of the race. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
A runner rests the pineapple on his head near the end of the race. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Complete with Hawaiian skirts, a team gets ready for the Pineapple Classic With Obstacles. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
Teams leave the starting line at Saturday's Pineapple Classic With Obstacles 5k. Photo Credit: Tom Renner
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GREENWICH, Conn. – Pineapples, not ponies, took center stage Saturday at the Greenwich Polo Club in the Pineapple Classic 5K With Obstacles.

More than 500 runners of all ages and abilities attempted to complete the 5k course. Teams had to complete the course carrying a pineapple. There were some individual runners as well. Teams had as few as two runners and had to navigate obstacles that included 6- and 8-foot climbing walls, hay bales, hurdles and tunnels. There even was a three-legged challenge.

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