5th Annual Florida Poly Pi Run 5K

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7:30 a.m.

The Florida Poly Pi Run has been held every year since 2014 on the Saturday closest to March 14 and is open to the community. Participation has steadily grown to more than 100 faculty, staff, students, and community members. The 3.14 mile course winds its way throughout Florida Poly’s campus in Lakeland. At the end of the race, all runners get to enjoy a piece of pie.

The 2019 Florida Poly Pi 5K will be held Saturday, March 16. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. between parking lots 4 and 6 and concludes in front of the Student Development Center.

All participants will receive an official race t-shirt and finisher award, as well as a piece of pie when they cross the finish line.

All participants must register by March 3 to be guaranteed a t-shirt and a finisher award. Awards will be given to the top three overall men and women finishers. Day of registration and packet pick up will take place from 6-7:30 a.m. in parking lot 6. Racers can register day of with a valid credit card. There is no charge for parking.

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5th Annual Florida Poly Pi Run Photo Gallery

What is Pi?

In its basic form, Pi is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet. It’s also known as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter – one of the most famous and universally used constants in mathematics. Thanks to the Greek mathematician, Archimedes, we know pi as that infinite decimal rounded to 3.14.

National Pi Day

In 1988, the first Pi Day was unofficially recognized on March 14 (or 3.14) at the San Francisco Exploratorium. In 2009, National Pi Day was officially recognized by Congress. While many organizations and institutions have since created their own way of celebrating Pi Day, Florida Poly students developed their own take that combines running and eating, yes, pie.