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.

Covid-19 considerations: Since the Pi Mile Run is an outdoor event, it is anticipated the race will not have any covid related restrictions.

Information for this year’s 28th Annual Pi Mile Run

Race Results

Race Photos



WHEN? Sunday afternoon, 26 September 2021. Check-in for participants will begin at 1:00 pm and conclude at 2:00m The race will start at 2:00 pm.

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

COURSE DETAILS: The race will start and end near the College of Design Building on the west side of campus.  The route of the run will 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: After the race, medals will be awarded to the top three adult male finishers and the top three adult female finishers. Pieces of pie and other refreshments will be served following the race. In addition, participants will receive a T-shirt and other promotional items.

REGISTRATION COST:  The cost to register is $20.00.

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

    • Registration for runners (Link) 
    • 2021 Map of course (pdf)
    • 2021 Flyer (pdf)

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

Previous years: 

    • 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)