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Pie Run (3.14 miles)
August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$20 - $30
Fee (R|NR): $20| $30
Register BY 8/19 HERE
Deadline: Monday, 7/31 to get a shirt; Wednesday, 8/16 to get a guaranteed spot unless the event is full. On-site registration if slots available. Race shirts are not guaranteed for those who register after the deadline.
Location: West Side Park
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-398-2581
Whether you want to work up an appetite before Taste of Champaign-Urbana or you’re a pie lover with a running habit, this fun event was cooked up with you in mind! Pie Run will take you on a 3.14 mile course that starts and ends at the Taste of Champaign-Urbana in West Side Park. Along the way we’ll treat you to water and pie stops provided by your favorite local bakeries and restaurants. At the end of the race, you’ll choose to finish either “pie free” or “flying pie”. Those who choose the “pie free” finishing lane will remain clean and dry. Those who choose the “flying pie” finishing lane will have to dodge flying cream pies to finish the race – and will receive special recognition for their bravery! So put on your jogging shoes and bring your sweet tooth – this fun event is sure to win the hearts of runners and pie lovers alike!
• Lord of the Pies: First across the finish line (male and female)
• Pie in the Sky Award: Best pi or pie themed costume (male and female)
• Pie Wise Guy Award: Participant who tells the best pie/pi related joke or pun at the start line
• Flying Pie Award: Participant with the most spectacular finish in the cream pie lane (male & female)
Walkers or runners are welcome. Pie/Pi themed costumes are encouraged and will be rewarded! Children may run with parents, but any child under the age of 12 must be supervised at all times. This event is not timed. No dogs, please (service animals excepted). Spectators are encouraged. Participants must complete the course by 8p. All registrants must provide a valid email address in order to receive crucial pre-race information.
Don’t feel like running? Go cheer and watch the runners get pied at the end of the race. It finishes in the park off Elm Street on Saturday night. So fun!
Pie Run Course Volunteers
Volunteer for set up, registration, and helping throughout the race course!