Rouse Band Pineapple 5k

One Sweet Run!


This is our first ever Pineapple 5k!  We are so excited to be adding this wonderful community event.  It has been 2 years in the making.  The Award Winning Rouse Band believes in the pineapple and what it represents.  You will even hear the band say in unison on the marching pad, “…and pineapple close.”  This is a phrase that helps them close their count that is the correct syllables to end a set in their program.  The band is served frozen pineapple during summer band.  There are several pineapple hats floating around the band.  You can even find a Rouse Band pineapple sticker on the backs of cars. 

The pineapple traditionally symbolizes “welcome” and hospitality, as well as friendship, generosity, and other forms of social warmth and graciousness.

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Where: Rouse High School

When:  1k Fun Run 8:00am

                0K and 5k 8:30am

Packet Pickup:  Thursday,  4/11 6:00pm – 7:30pm @ Rouse Band Hall

                                 Friday, 4/12 5:00pm – 7:00pm @ Rouse Band Hall

      Saturday, 4/13 Race day pick up begins at 7am

You may add/purchase races at packet pick up or on race day.  We will accept exact change in cash, credit cards, and checks.

All proceeds will directly back into Rouse High Scool Band Program.  This is a Rouse Band Booster fundraiser.

Free parking is available in the front parking lot of the Rouse High School.  Public restroom facilites will be available and marked on the north side of the school. 

Dogs and babies are welcome!  Please stay at the back of the race and dogs MUST STAY LEASHED and you are responsible for cleaning up after your pet.

1K Fun Run

This race is meant for our younger elementary runners that want to support our band.  It is a simple loop that is .62 miles.


This race loops through the Rouse High School and Wiley Middle School Campuses.  This is an all pavement safe course that measures 3.11 miles and is clearly defined with volunteers and signs. 


This maybe one of the best courses on the Pineapple Race!  Register early!  Wear your race shirt! Bring some noise makers AND your own chair!  This race will begin just moment before the 5k.  Cop a squat and cheer on our 5K racers!


There will be winners and prizes.  These categories include:

  • 1K  Bronze/Silver/Gold
  • 0K Door Prize
  • 5K Overall Fastest Runner
  • 5K Female Bronze/Silver/Gold
  • 5K Male Bronze/Silver/Gold
  • Slowest runner to sweep in the race
  • Best Pineapple Themed Costume

If you have any questions about this event or if your company would like to contribute please contact the event coordinator, Sara Drum at

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors!