I was at the Rothman Institute’s 8K race in Philadelphia this morning. It was very exciting and invigorating. No, I didn’t race, I’m not a runner. I was there to support important people in my life. One of which is my business partner, Chalon Downs, co-founder of Citywide Math and Science Institute. I am very proud of her, and all the runners! They accomplished something great!
Hats off to an amazing group of people, including Black Girls Run, the largest group present! Yes, I was listening and watching. They ran!!!
How does this relate to math? In countless ways. To name a few: the number of participants, the timing of the runners, the number of miles in 8K (4.97 miles), and so on. This was definitely a teachable moment.
- 2012 Philadelphia Marathon: Events, time and schedule for the weekend (philly.sbnation.com)
- Philadelphia Marathon 2012 race news & updates (philly.sbnation.com)
- The Science Girl Runs (thesciencegirlblog.com)