The weather will FINALLY get warmer so we should all get out and exercise our bodies as well as our brains. Runners geeking out. Math geeks on the run. Everyone running Pi for PIE!!
The typical 5K run of 3.1 miles is so old-school. This Pi K is sooo must better because MATH means it's a 3.14-mile run (or trot, saunter, walk or strut). 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, a Chicago nonprofit promoting science and math, teams up with Fleet Feet Sports to honor the importance of pi and running in our lives with a Pi Day Pi K 3.14 mile fun run.
Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
Start Time: 6:28pm (also known as 2π)
Start locations - 3 Fleet Feet options:
- Old Town, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago
- Lincoln Square, 4762 N. Lincoln Av., Chicago
- South Loop, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago
Post Run Pi(e) PARTY: Immediately following the run, back at Fleet Feet Sports store, the party will include pizza pie, dessert pie, beer (ID required), non-alcoholic beverages, and games with prizes (prizes are for mental ability, not run times).
Fee: $25 Includes t-shirt and post run party.
Registration is required at http://PiDayRun.eventbrite.com
March 14 also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday! No kidding. In his honor, IF, and only IF your name is Albert, Alberta or Albertina, you may enter the discount code "CallMeAl" to receive $5 off your registration. (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.)
Capacity is limited. Register at the site now (don't just RSVP here).