Alpha Lambda Delta to Host Second Annual Pi Run at the U of M, Crookston on Saturday, April 14, 2012; Fun Run for Children Under Age 10 begins at 9:30 a.m.

Alpha Lambda Delta at the University of Minnesota, Crookston is planning its second annual Pi Run Race 035.jpgPi 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 14, 2012. Children under the age of ten are invited to participate in the event's 1.05 mile fun run at 9:30 a.m. Walkers and runners are invited to participate including walkers and runners with strollers. Additional events for the family include a pie eating contest and a children's petting zoo.

Early registration participants are guaranteed a long-sleeved technical running shirt. Registration the day of the race begins at 8 a.m. in the Kiehle Rotunda Registration is $20 before April 6 and $25 through of the race. Registration for children under 10 competing in the fun run is $5. Visit the ALD Pi Run Web site at for details and registration forms.

All proceeds from this run will support the Crookston School District in a collaborative effort to promote extracurricular activities and leadership development.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 26 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and 36 concentrations, including 10 online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,600 undergraduates from 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

In the photo: Runners take off in the first annual Pi Run in 2011 on a snowy April Saturday morning.

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