The most exciting thing about 2019 is ISC’s 7th Annual celebration of pi, running, and pie on “Pi Day,” 3.14. On Wednesday, March 14, 2019 ISC hosts our Pi Day “Pi K” fun run/walk and post-party featuring pizza, pie, and trivia with prizes! It takes place at Fleet Feet Sports running stores in and around Chicago.
Tickets on sale now at PiDayRun.org.
Run Start & Course: The 3.14-mile “Pi K” run or walk will start at 6:28pm (or 2 Pi) at four Fleet Feet Chicago area stores or nearby them. Locations for 2019 are: South Loop, Lincoln Square, Oak Park, and a new addition of Deerfield. Choose your location ticket wisely as changing is gonna cost you. Fleet Feet running experts will determine the course route with maps available at check-in and possibly in advance.
A Pi K t-shirt will be given to each runner who registers by March 5th. After that, we can’t guarantee supply or sizes. The cotton shirt with our awesome Pi K logo is available in small, medium, large and x-large. You can see size specifications, to ensure you are ordering the right size, here by clicking on View Specs.
Packets & Party:
There is positively NO PACKET PICKUP prior to the run, but there is a pizza and pie party after! You’ll get your t-shirt when you check in. Bag check will be available at the stores and you can change clothes there, so please arrive early to change. Post-run, back at Fleet Feet, there will be pizza, pie, beer, and a trivia quiz with prizes!
ISC is thrilled to partner with Fleet Feet Sports, Chicago’s top running source, for this fun annual event for our 7th year! If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, email Monica at PiDay@IllinoisScience.org.
This is Chicago. Weather on March 14 could be warm and sunny, or cold, windy and wet. You know how to dress accordingly. Pi K takes place rain, snow or shine. If cancellation is warranted due to severe weather conditions, announcements will be made on the day of the run, not in advance. There are no refunds.
Significance of Pi:
Pi, in case you don’t remember, is abbreviated to 3.14 but continues indefinitely. To date, it has been calculated by computer to over 1.2 trillion digits. Competitions exist for reciting the most digits by memory. As the world’s most famous mathematical constant, Pi is important to many formulas used in mathematics, science, engineering and statistics.