Honors Program and Alpha Lambda Delta Plan Pi Run at the U of M, Crookston on Saturday, April 16, 2011; Early registration deadline is Friday, April 1

The Honors Program and Alpha Lambda Delta at the University of Minnesota, Crookston Pi Run.pngare planning a Pi Run this spring. The Pi Run, meaning 5 km (3.1 miles), roughly equal to Pi, is a road race to benefit after school programs in the Crookston Public Schools and will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2011.

Early registration for the race is open through Friday, April 1. Registration is $20 before April 1 and $25 following. Early registration participants are guaranteed a technical running shirt and there will be awards for the top three male and female competitors.

Race day registration will be held in the Kiehle Rotunda beginning at 8 a.m. with the race start at 10 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Crookston School District in a collaborative effort to encourage extracurricular activities and leadership development.

For more information, contact Heather at 321-276-1161 (umcald@umn.edu).

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Brian Dingmann, assistant professor, Math, Science and Technology Dept. 218-281-8249 dingm021@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)