It was the reason for running. Sharing proceeds to help with the restoration of the Carnegie Building, a project spearheaded by the Polk County Historical Society, was the purpose of this year’s third annual Pi Run.
Several members of the board of the Polk County Historical Society were on hand this week to accept a $1,000 check for the Carnegie restoration project from UMC junior Alex Skeeter, president of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The race, hosted by ALD on April 20, included 100 runners in a 5K and 10K race along with nine children participating in a fun run.
The Pi Run was sponsored by Herc-u-lift, Inc., headquartered in Maple Plain, Minn., with help from HB Light and Sound in Grand Forks, and from RBJ’s Restaurant, Hugo’s, Anytime Fitness, and Erickson Embroidery, all of Crookston.
The goal of the Polk County Historical Society's Carnegie restoration project is to eventually use the building as 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.