TUCKER, Ga. (March 7, 2019) – Owing to its calendar abbreviation of 3/14, March 14 is affectionately known in mathematic circles as “Pi Day”. For folks in and around the City of Tucker, this year it will also be known as a day to lace up your running shoes.
The Tucker Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its first-ever Pi Day Pi-K, a 3.14 kilometer (1.95 mile) run-walk for people of all ages and athletic abilities. The outings, which will begin at Tucker Recreation Center, will be led by Tucker staff members and accompanied by members of Tucker Running Club. The Pi-K will happen on March 14 at 10 a.m. and then again at 1, 4 and 7 p.m.
“Tucker has an amazing running community, but this event really is for everyone,” said Recreation Leader Crystal Dawson. “If you’re a mom with a stroller, we want you to participate. If you’re a senior who walks, we want you to participate. If you like to exercise with your dog, we want you to participate. This is a good opportunity to get out and meet some new neighbors, maybe make some new friends, all while having a positive impact on your physical fitness.”
All runners who complete the Pi-K and return to Tucker Recreation Center will receive a free piece of pie courtesy of Matthews Cafeteria while supplies last. Runners who can’t make the group runs can also run on their own, show proof of the run via their phone app or smart watch and then receive their slice of pie before closing time at the Rec Center.
Tucker’s Parks and Recreation Department was founded in 2017 and assumed responsibility for all parks and recreation activities from DeKalb County in 2018. More information about special events, as well as field and room rentals at Tucker Recreation Center are available at tuckerga.gov/parks.