Eyes on the pi

Clearview Math League's annual run raises funds for scholarships

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The event is both a celebration of the number pi and an opportunity to raise funds for math scholarships.

The Clearview Math League’s Pi K run is set for Sunday, March 10, at noon, with a rain date of Sunday, March 17, outside of the Clearview High School stadium.

The third annual run will raise funds for math scholarships. Participants can run or walk in the 3.14-kilometer event; the number is pi’s numerical value. The run is also a community activity for students, teachers, parents and school district staff. It is held around March 14, which in numbers is 3-14.

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“It is meant to be a fun way to bring the community together to celebrate the beauty of mathematics,” said Math League Advisor Dawn Heil. “All proceeds from this event benefit the Clearview math scholarships that are awarded to graduating seniors each year.”

The Pi K run will begin and end outside of the school stadium because both the field and track are undergoing renovations.

“It is a fun, non-competitive atmosphere,” noted Heil. “This is not a serious race, but one meant more for families to spend time together. There are prizes for the top finishers in various age categories and every participant gets a mini take-home pie for participating.”

Activities will include free face painting and a pi memorization contest, where whoever can remember the most number of digits in pi will win a prize.

Last year’s run, according to Heil, had good turnout among both volunteers and runners. She wants the Pi K Run to be a true community event.

Pre-registration is currently available through an online Google Doc on the Clearview Regional School District Facebook page. Walk-up registrations on the day of will also be available.

For online reservations, payment viewable on the form must be made within five days of registration at the main offices of either Clearview middle or high school.

“Last year we had over 125 participants, plus about 20 staff volunteers to help make the event happen,” Heil remembered. “We are hoping to continue to grow that number each year for the next few years and make it a true community event that everyone looks forward to each March.”

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