Let’s Run on the Sunday before π Day! 3/12/2017
Plans as of Feb 3. Seeking advice on useful modifications, ie is 10 AM too early for a Sunday?
This year the calendar puts Pi day, 3/14, on a Tuesday and, unfortunately, work interferes with weekday running events when daylight is limited. However, Sunday, 3/12/16, is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time and it is just about a week before the Spring equinox, so let’s celebrate the beginning of the Spring running season with a fun run supported with pie and hot beverages.
To make this year’s π event different, let’s have a π baking contest. We need bakers, a judging method, prizes and all around help. A signup method is in preparation.
Starting about 9:00 AM we will be in Johnson Park just off of River Road in Piscataway. Come to Grove 2 (by the zoo). We will direct participants to the 2017 π course, which is a GPS measured 3.1415926 miles, more or less. At a 10 minute pace the run will take just over 30 minutes, so depart Grove 2 at 9:29 to be back in time for the 10:00 AM π eating and judging. Faster and slower runners can adjust their start times with the goal of a simultaneous finish at 10 AM.
2017 π COURSE
Start at Grove 2, run to the statue of the running back on Scarlet Way, a footpath, in front of Rutgers stadium and then return. This is a fun run so run facing traffic because we are not stopping traffic.
Go right out of Grove 2 and head for the Rte 18 overpass. Immediately after the overpass go right and up to the foot/bike path parallel to Route 18. Go left towards Busch Campus. At the end of the path, go left on Sutphen Road and follow it to the Stadium. Just across the 4-way stop intersection there is a brick footpath, the Scarlet Way. Go left onto this, loop around and head back the way you came.
We need pie cutters and other helpers to dispense food and beverages and clean up but, mostly we need bakers and some clever method of judging the submitted pies. Ideas welcome. We need a photographer too!
We want to have enough Pie and hot drinks so PLEASE REGISTER FOR POST-RUN FOOD by sending an email to email@example.com We ask that you contribute $5 when you finish your run and are ready to eat. If you just want to run and don’t want food, you don’t have to register and you are fully welcome.
2015 Pie pics