Friday, April 5, 2013

UMC 3rd Annual Pi Run

Alpha Lambda Delta at the University of Minnesota Crookston is hosting the third annual Pi Run on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The run will include a new route along with a new distance for runners. A 10K has been added to the traditional children’s Fun Run and the Pi Run, a race of 5 km (3.1 miles), a distance roughly equal to Pi. Registration is $20 for adults and $5 for students. For a registration form, visit or call 218-281-8432 with questions. All runners and walkers are encouraged to participate.

The schedule for the morning begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration in the Carnegie building at Ash Street and 2nd Avenue in Crookston followed by the Fun Run at 9:30 and the Pi Run and 10K at 10 a.m. Awards will be presented to the top three overall female and male finishers. All children participating in the Fun Run will receive a finisher’s medal. Early registration guarantees 5K and 10K runners a shirt.

The race route will follow a similar one to the 2012 Ox Cart Run hosted by the Crookston Running Club starting and ending at the Carnegie building.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Polk County Historical Society Carnegie Library Restoration Project Fund. The goal of the library renovation is to possibly turn the Carnegie building into an arts and cultural center for the community and region. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in June 1984 and the Lake Agassiz Regional Library of Crookston, built that same year, stands adjacent to it. The Polk County Historical Society is spearheading the effort to restore this historic building.
Major sponsors for the Pi Run include Herc-u-lift Inc and HB Sound & Light. Anyone interested in contributing to the project should contact Brian Dingmann at 218-281-8249