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Seventh Annual Alpha Lambda Delta Pi Run

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) at the University of Minnesota Crookston is hosting the seventh annual Pi Run on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The run starts at Highland School, 801 Central Avenue North, Crookston, Minn. Races include the 3.14 mile “Pi Run/Walk” (a distance roughly equal toPi Run logo 5 kilometers) and the 6.28 mile “2Pi Run” (approximately 10k).  Prior to the Pi Run, there will be a “Slice of Pi” kids run which is approximately one-half mile.

The schedule for the morning begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration at the Highland School.  The Slice of Pi kids run will start at 9:30 and the 5k and 10k at 10 a.m. Participants will be able to register on the day of the race.  However, registration by April 7, 2017, guarantees 5K and 10K runners a participant shirt. Awards will be presented to the top three overall female and male finishers at the conclusion of the 5k and 10k, and all participants are invited to enjoy our pie social after the race. All children participating in the Fun Run will receive a finisher's medal.

To register, visit or call 218-281-8558 with questions. All runners and walkers are encouraged to participate in this community event.  All proceeds to benefit the Carnegie Library Restoration Project Fund

The goal of the Polk County Historical Society's library renovation is to restore the Carnegie building into an arts and cultural center for the community and region. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in June 1984 and the Lake Agassiz Regional Library of Crookston, built that same year, stands adjacent to it.

Members of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) Honor Society sponsor the race.  ALD is an honor society at the University of Minnesota Crookston for students who have earned a 3.5 or higher grade point average and are in the top 20% of their class during their first year or term of higher education.

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 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


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations


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