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Illinois Science Council To Hold Pie-Themed Pi Day Fun Run

By Amy Cavanaugh in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 9, 2013 4:00PM

The Chicago Marathon and the upcoming lottery may be getting all the runners' attention, but we've come across another amazing race happening in Chicago—the π-k.

The Illinois Science Council and Fleet Feet Sports have teamed up to throw a pie and math-themed fun run on Pi Day, which is obviously on March 14, because pi is 3.14.

While the registration is already full, our inner math nerds are delighted that this even exists.

Some math-related details:

• The run kicks off at 6:28 p.m. (also known as 2π) at Fleet Feet Sports, 1620 N. Wells Street.

• They're calling it the π-K, and it's 3.14 miles.

• After the run, there is a Pie Party, which includes pizza pie, dessert pie, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and games with prizes. The prizes are for "mental ability, not run times." It's being sponsored by Hoosier Mama Pie Company and First Slice Pie Cafe.

• Only 314 people were allowed to register.

• Since March 14 is also Albert Einstein's birthday, if your name is Albert, Alberta or Albertina, you could get $5 off your registration.

• Part of the proceeds benefit the programs of Illinois Science Council, an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization that promotes science, technology, engineering and math to the public.