Runners take off at the sound of the starting gun at the 29th annual George Griffin Pi Mile Road Race
Pi Mile Streamlines to 5K

The 30th annual Dean Griffin Pi Mile Road Race is rounding off to the nearest kilometer.

The race, which traditionally has been a 3.14-mile event, is being streamlined into a 5K run. It will be held on campus on Saturday, April 13.

The change to a 5K run is expected to attract more runners, said event manager Amy Willmore.

"It is about the same distance (there are 3.1069999999999998 miles in a 5K run) and when people are looking for a race, they are usually looking for a 5K," Willmore said.

Awards will be given in age categories of 14 and under, 15 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59 and 60 and over.

Alumni who want to grab a piece of the Pi without breaking a sweat can register for the George P. Burdell Ghost Run. For the price of registration, those who can't attend the race can still get a 30th annual Pi Mile Road Race T-shirt.

A 1-mile "Fun Run" will also be held for runners age 14 and under, with first-, second- and third-place awards to be given.

Registration deadline is April 5. For schedule and course information and to register, please visit

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