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Pi Day "Pi K" Fun Run/Walk 2019 (Better than a 5K!)

Illinois Science Council

Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

Pi Day "Pi K" Fun Run/Walk 2019  (Better than a 5K!)

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Event Details

Run Start & Course: 

The 3.14-mile "Pi K" run or walk starts at 6:28pm (or 2 Pi) at four Fleet Feet Chicago-area stores or very nearby. Locations for 2019 are:  South Loop, Lincoln Square, Oak Park, and Deerfield.  Choose your location wisely as changing stores is gonna cost you. Fleet Feet running experts will determine the course route with maps available at check-in and possibly in advance. 


Each runner who registers by March 5th will receive a Pi K t-shirt. After that, we can't guarantee supply or sizes. The cotton shirt with the awesome Pi K logo is available in small, medium, large and x-large. To ensure you're ordering the right size, you can see size specifications here by clicking on View Specs. 

Packets & Party:
There is positively NO PACKET PICKUP prior to the run but there will be a pizza and pie party after! You get your t-shirt when you check in. Bag check is available at the stores and you can change clothes there, so please arrive early. Post-run, back at Fleet Feet, we'll have pizza, pie, beer, and a trivia quiz with prizes!

Awesome Sponsors!
ISC is thrilled to partner with Fleet Feet Sports, Chicago’s top running source, for this fun annual event. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, email Monica at

ISC logo                  Fleet Feet Logo

Metropolitan Brewing logo

 Connie's Pizza logp       Cafe Selmarie     Trader Joe's Logo   Il Forno pizza black logo

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.

Waiver of Responsibility: I know that participating in a running/walking event is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by a decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run/walk. I assume all risks associated with running/walking in this event including but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including low temperature/high heat and/or humidity, traffic, and the conditions of the course, all risk being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of my entry, I, for myself, and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Illinois Science Council and its officers and employees, DL ZIMCO, Inc. d/b/a Fleet Feet Sports-Chicago and its officers and employees, and all other sponsors, individuals, and volunteers associated with the event, their representatives and successors and all claims of liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event. I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the event. No refunds will be provided if race is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances or acts of nature. I realize that pictures taken at the race can be used for marketing materials and I consent that my image may be used.

The 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. 

All Pi K proceeds support the public science outreach programs of IL Science Council, a 501c3 organization. Your body benefits because you're exercising it with a slightly elongated 5K.
Your brain benefits from cardio exercise, thinking & learning about pi, plus exercising it with our trivia quiz.
Your heart & mind benefit because you appreciate that all event proceeds benefit ISC's efforts to bring engaging public programs on science, technology, engineering and math to our community. 

Have questions about Pi Day "Pi K" Fun Run/Walk 2019 (Better than a 5K!)? Contact Illinois Science Council

When & Where

Fleet Feet Sports Chicago

Chicago, IL 60614

Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

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Illinois Science Council

Illinois Science Council ("ISC") is an independent 501c3 organization that engages, educates, and entertains the adult public about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in our everyday lives. We showcase the scientists and research of the Chicago-area institutions and companies that make Chicago our nation's true "City of Science." ISC serves as the science & tech complement to the region's arts & culture offerings by raising understanding and appreciation of STEM subjects.


We are inspired and motivated by this Carl Sagan quote:  “The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good.  Understanding is joyous."  Carl Sagan also observed, "We live in a society that is exquisitely dependent upon science and technology in which hardly anyone understands anything about science and technology."  ISC is certainly working to change that. 


ISC explores all areas of science and technology and we do it with a fun, non-stuffy approach. We don't care what's been forgotten since school (or never learned in the first place). It's simply about continuing to exercise our inexhaustible human sense of curiosity. We create engaging programs open to the public (aimed at adults and accessible to teens) such as hands on chemistry (Chemistry of... Beer, Chocolate, Whiskey, Coffee, Honey, etc.), panel discussions on science subjects in the news (Your Brain on Happiness, on Creativity, on Addiction, on Exercise, etc.), author talks, film screenings ("The Atom Smashers"), the Chicago Science Fest, and more. 


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