The race will starts on Ferst Drive and ends at the corner of Cherry and Ferst.
Inclement Weather Information
Pi Mile takes place rain or shine. No refunds. Check-in/registration and post-race party will be moved to the Festival Area located inside the football stadium.
Parking and Directions
South Exit 249D, North Avenue. Turn right onto North Avenue. Registration is at Tech Tower Lawn which is located on North Avenue next to Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Exit 249D, cross over Spring Street. Turn left onto West Peachtree. At light turn left onto North Avenue. Registration is at the Tech Tower Lawn which is located on North Avenue next to Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Free parking will be available in the following lots: E46 Burge Deck, E49 Alumni Association Lower Lot, Student Center Visitor Parking A2, North Avenue Parking Lot A1, Student Center Lot W02, and parking along Tech Parkway (Means intersection to Northside Drive merge).
Pi Mile History
Sponsored by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, the annual Dean George C. Griffin Pi Mile 5K Road Race is one of the longest continually running races in Atlanta. It is named after former Dean of Students, George C. Griffin, in honor of his tenure as a track and cross country coach. The race founder is alumnus L. McTier “Mac” Anderson, class of 1967. The first race in 1973 was 3 miles long and was expanded to 3.14 miles after 1975—hence the Pi Mile. To attract more runners, the race distance was slightly shortened to 5 kilometers in 2002.
Part of the race is run along the Tyler Brown Pi-Mile Trail, a 3.14-mile running course around well-lit areas of the Georgia Tech campus, designated with disc-shaped markers and maps along the way. Tyler Brown was a former Student Government Association President who ran daily for ROTC and pushed heavily for a well-lit and safe running trail. Tyler Brown was killed in action in Iraq on September 14, 2004. The trail was completed in December 2004 and was dedicated in his honor in April 2005.
For event and registration information please contact Kat Ballou, events coordinator, 404-894-0783.
Please contact Holly Green for sponsorship information.