Runners geeking out. Math geeks on the run. Everyone running Pi for PIE!!
If you’ve done a typical, old-school 5K run of 3.12 miles, this will be SOOO MUCH BETTER, because of MATH. Start the spring season off right with a Pi K Fun Run! March 14th, or 3.14, is celebrated internationally in honor of the math constant Pi. In case you’ve forgotten your high school geometry lesson, this unique, indefinite number is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Illinois Science Council teams up with Fleet Feet Sports to honor the importance of math and running in our lives with a Pi Day Pi K 3.14 mile fun run.
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Start Time: 6:28pm (also known as 2π)
Start location: Fleet Feet Sports – Old Town, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago
Registration Fee: $18 includes cool t-shirt and post-run party at Fleet Feet Sports – Old Town with pizza pie, dessert pie, beer (for those of age), and games with prizes (prizes are for mental ability, not run times).
Registration and more details at: PiDayRun.eventbrite.com
Capacity is neither uncertain nor irrational. This first year event is limited to 314 people. RACE IS NOW AT CAPACITY! SOLD OUT! Sorry, no walk-ups, run-ups or day-of registration this year. That’s just how this pie rolls. If you didn’t get in, next year plan to put it on your calendar earlier so you’ll be sure to make the cut.
March 14 also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday! No kidding. In his honor, if your name is Albert, Alberta or Albertina, enter the discount code “CallMeAl” and you’ll get $5 off your registration. (Nooo, Allen, Allan, Alex or Allesandra doesn’t count.) You will have to prove it with ID. If you enter that code and are not appropriately named, you will forfeit your registration fee, be barred from running and people will call you “Einstein,” and not in a positive way.
To participate in the run you must have registered in advance. REGISTRATION is now CLOSED. There will be no walk-ups (or run-ups) and NO day of registration.