Pi Mile Run



The Pi Mile Run is a 5K (3.14 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. Profits from this event are donated to a local charity.

WHEN? Sunday afternoon, 22nd October 2023. Check-in for participants began at 1:00 pm and conclude at 2:00 pm. The race started at 2:00 pm. Awards were presented at 2:45 pm.

WHERE? Campus of Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Check-in outside of College of Design building.

COURSE DETAILS: The race started and ended near the College of Design Building on the west side of campus.  The route of the run utilized sidewalks and walking paths throughout campus passing by many of the university’s historic landmarks and buildings.  A water station was set up at the halfway point.

PRIZES: After the race, medals were awarded to the top three male finishers and the top three female finishers. Pieces of pie and other refreshments were served following the race. In addition, participants received a T-shirt and other promotional items.

REGISTRATION COST:  The cost to register:
$20.00 for ISU students and
$25.00 for faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community age 18 and older.


(Link to Register)   QR Code:

Registration concluded at 2:00 pm.

The Race began at 2:00 pm with 44 runners participating (34 men and 10 women)

2023 Race Results (Link)

Following are pictures of the Race Start and the winning runners:      


Male runners (left to right) Judson Schulz – 1st, Curtis Peters – 2nd, Zephaniah Gustafson – 3rd

Female runners(left to right) Skylar Miller – 1st, Mckinley Ray – 2nd, Emme Martens – 3rd


    • 2023 Map of course (pdf)
    • 2023 Flyer (pdf)
    • 2023 Race Results (Link)

Following is a link to the Engineer’s Week Website (link)  

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

Previous years: 

    • 2022 Map of course (pdf)
    • 2022 Flyer (pdf)
    • 2022 Race Results (pdf)
    • 2021 Map of course (pdf)
    • 2021 Flyer (pdf)
    • 2021 Race Results (pdf)
    • 2020 Map of course (pdf)
    • 2020 Flyer (pdf)
    • 2019 Map of Course (pdf)
    • 2019 Flyer (pdf)
    • 2018 Map of course (pdf)
    • 2018 Flyer (pdf)
    • 2017 Map of course (pdf):
    • 2017 Flyer (pdf)
    • 2017 Pi Mile Run – Race Results (pdf)
    • 2016 Map of course (pdf):
    • 2016 Flyer (pdf)
    • 2016 Pi Mile Run – Race Results (pdf)
    • 2015 Pictures
    • 2015 Pi Mile Run – Race Results (pdf)
    • Map of course (pdf):
    • 2015 Flyer (pdf)