Race Date: Friday, May 4, 2007
Race Time: Race starts promptly at 4:45pm
Race Place: CMU Track
Early Registration: Friday, April
Race-day Registration: 4-4:30pm on the track
Every runner will receive a
Random Distance Run T-SHIRT. Additional prizes will be awarded to the
top male and female finishers, the top student-advisor pair, the random
finisher (the person who finishes in the position specified by the two
dice rolls), and each person who correctly predicts
the two dice rolls.
for the race, sign and return this form to the address listed or
to Gaurav Veda's mailbox in the CSD main office (Wean Hall 4212). The
registration fee is listed below and will be used to cover the cost of the
race t-shirts only:
$10 if received
by Friday, April 13, 2007
ECE and their friends are invited to participate. Late registrants
may receive their t-shirts after race day. Please, please, please,
register early since it allows us to have shirts ready to hand
out on race day!
How long will the
Nobody knows! All we can say
is that it will be somewhere between 1/2 mile and 3 miles (between
2 and 12 laps of the track). The exact number of laps will be specified by
the sum of two ENORMOUS FUZZY DICE rolls – one occurring just
before the start of the race, and one just before the first runner
finishes the number of laps specified by the first dice roll.
there any history to the race?
Why yes, the Random Distance Run
was started at CMU by Adam Wierman and Rob Reeder in 2003, and even before
that the Random Structures and Algorithms conference has held a
“Run for a Random Distance” at its gatherings,
with Paul Erdös rolling the dice at the original race.
Over the years, the RDR has been written about in the
Post Gazette and the Tartan
and even filmed for a special on cmuTV.
That's a cool idea, but I'm not a runner...
help us out! If you are interested in helping on this years race, we
will definitely need volunteers. Email
Veda (gveda@cs) to sign up.