What is the Pi Run?

Welcome to the fifth annual Pi Run hosted by the University of Minnesota Crookston’s First Year Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta. The event is scheduled for April 25, 2015. The race will start at Highland Elementary (801 Central Ave N). Proceeds from this event will support the renovation of the Carnegie Public Library in Crookston.

Why Pi?

Pi is the constant that relates a circle’s diameter to its circumference. It is more interesting to say you ran 3.14 miles instead of the usual 5K or 3.1 miles and the  10K race is actually 6.28 miles (2 times Pi miles). We also have a Kids Run we call a Slice of Pi. 

Why a Race?

UMC’s Alpha Lambda Delta strives to incorporate higher learning and community service into our projects. To this end, the Pi Run is an initiative to raise awareness and funds to support the renovation of such a historic building in our community. The goal of the library renovation is to turn the Carnegie building in Crookston into an arts and cultural center for not only the community but the region as well!


One Response to “What is the Pi Run?”

  1. Maria February 22, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    Excited for the run!

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