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Everyone running pi for PIE!!

The typical 5K of 3.1 miles is so old-school. ISC's "Pi K" is so much better because MATH makes it a 3.14-mile run. Or trot, saunter, walk, skip or strut.

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. (Note to our fleet footed rule followers -- we know Pi K technically means 3.14 kilometers, not 3.14 miles, but "Pi K" just rhymes better than "3 point 1 4 mile run." It's an artistic choice.)

Date:  Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Start Time: 6:28pm (or 2pi) at 3 Fleet Feet Sports Locations:

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 - Oak Park, 102 N. Marion Street, Oak Park, 60301

Each location will have a post-run pi(e) party immediately following the run at the Fleet Feet store including pizza, beer, of course pie, and games with prizes (prizes are for mental ability, not run times).

Capacity is neither uncertain nor irrational. Each run venue has a capacity that cannot be increased: 314 people at Old Town location, 157 (1/2 Pi) each at Lincoln Square and Oak Park. So register early and check to be sure to choose your desired location or it will cost you at least $10 to change it later.

The awesome Pi K Run T-Shirt is only guaranteed to runners who register by March 1.


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, email Monica at

All event proceeds benefit the work of Illinois Science Council, an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization bringing science, technology, engineering and math to the public.


Pi Day "Pi K" Fun Run/Walk 3.14.17 (Better than a 5K!)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

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