Pi Mile Run

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Thank you to the participants  and volunteers who made the 2017 Pi Mile Run a success.  We look forward to seeing you back next year when we will be celebrating  the 25th Annual Pi Mile Run!

2017 Pi Mile Run – Race Results (pdf)


The Pi Mile Run is a 5K (3.1 miles = Pi) road race held on the campus of Iowa State University.  It is organized by the Iowa State University Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society, and the Iowa State University Engineers’ Week.

In keeping with the Tau Beta Pi and Engineers’ Week ideals of bettering the community, the campus, and the lives of engineers everywhere, the goal is to provide a fun, safe, and healthy event for the students of Iowa State, the residents of Ames, and other runners.  A portion of the proceeds from the run will be donated to the Meals of the Heartland, a non-profit organization based in Des Moines, Iowa, devoted to providing meals to the hungry, and to Special Olympics of Iowa.

Information for this year’s 24th Annual Pi Mile Run:

WHEN? Saturday morning, 23 September 2017, 9:30 am.  Check-in for race participants begins at 8:30 am.

WHERE? Campus of Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

COURSE DETAILS: The race will start and end near Sukup Hall and the College of Design Building on the west side of campus.  The route of the run with utilize sidewalks and walking paths throughout campus passing by many of the university’s historic landmarks and buildings.  A water station will be set up at the halfway point.

PRIZES:  Plan to remain after the race. Medals will be awarded to the top three overall winners; as well as, the top three adult male and adult female finishers; and the top three male student and female student finishers.  Pieces of pie and other refreshments will be served following the race and participants will also be eligible for door prizes.

REGISTRATION COST:  The cost to register is $20.00. In addition to the run, participants will receive a T-shirt and other promotional items.

For questions or concerns, please E-mail tbp-projects@iastate.edu or Engineers’ Week

    • Registration is now closed.

2017 T-shirt Design

    • 2017 Map of course (pdf):
    • 2017 Flyer (pdf)
    • 2017 Pi Mile Run – Race Results (pdf)

Following is a link to the Engineer’s Week – Pi Mile Run website (link)


Previous years: 

    • 2016 Map of course (pdf):
    • 2016 Flyer (pdf)
    • 2016 Pi Mile Run – Race Results (pdf)