Runners geeking out. Math geeks on the run.
Everyone running pi for PIE!!
The typical 5K of 3.1 miles is so old-school. This "Pi K" is sooo much better because MATH means it's a 3.14-mile run. Or trot, saunter, walk, skip or strut. (Yes, we know Pi K technically means 3.14 kilometers, and you can go that distance. But "Pi K" just rhymes better than "3 point 1 4 mile run" so don't be persnickety with us.)
Start the spring season off right with a Pi K Fun Run! March 14, or 3.14, is celebrated internationally in honor of the math constant pi. 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 3.14 mile fun run.
Date: Monday, March 14, 2017
Start Time: 6:28pm (or 2pi)
Locations - 4 options:
Fleet Feet Sports - Old Town, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, 60614
Fleet Feet Sports - Lincoln Square, 4762 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, 60625
Fleet Feet Sports - South Loop, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, 60605
Fleet Feet Sports - Elmhurst, 124 Schiller St., Elmhurst, 60126
Post Run Pi(e) Parties: Immediately following the run, back at Fleet Feet Sports stores, there will be a party with pizza, beer, of course pie, and games with prizes (prizes are for mental ability, not run times).
Capacity is neither uncertain nor irrational. This event has limited capacity at each venue that cannot be increased. That means: 314 people at Old Town location, 157 (1/2 Pi) each at the Lincoln Square and South Loop locations, and 50 at the Elmhurst store. So register early and check to BE SURE TO CHOOSE YOUR DESIRED LOCATION. There will be no changing of locations even if you beg, "Oh, please, please, I made a mistake and my friend and I registered at different locations but we really, really want to run together." Sorry, no exceptions. (Well... if you make a sizable tax deductible donation to ISC, then we'll talk. :-)You do not have to run the course, walking is certainly allowed (and jogging, trotting and skipping) but no baby joggers, strollers, bikes, skates, hoverboards, or pets. Children are allowed but anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Costumes are allowed and encouraged (if clever). Gear check will be provided.
T-SHIRT: an awesome Pi Day Pi Run t-shirt will be given to each registered runner. It is available in women's and men's small, medium, large and x-large sizes. There is NO packet or number PICK UP prior to the run; you'll get your t-shirt when you check in.THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR THIS EVENT.
March 14 also happens to be Albert Einstein's birthday! No kidding. In his honor if (and only IF) your name is Albert, Alberta, Albertina or Alberts, you can get $5 off your registration. (Nooo, Allen, Allan, Alex or Allesandra does not count. Although the actual name Einstein would.) You will have to prove it with ID. If you show up on the 14th and are not so appropriately named, you will be fined $3.14, have to run backwards the whole route, and people will call you "Einstein" but not in a positive way.
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 info@IllinoisScience.org.
All event proceeds benefit the work of Illinois Science Council, an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization bringing science, technology, engineering and math to the public.