Random Distance Run

I went and watched the Random Distance Run today at CMU. You may be asking yourself what a Random Distance Run might be… let me explain.

The Random Distance Run is a race that has an uncertain number of laps. Runners may run as little as 0.5 miles (2 laps) or as much as 3.0 miles (12 laps). Runners line up at the starting line and a giant, fuzzy, 6-sided die is rolled. This determines the first set of laps that the runners must complete. The race starts and as the leader starts the last lap of the first die roll, the second die is rolled to determine how many more laps the runners must complete. Today, the die rolls were 4 and 5, respectively.

My co-worker Jake had entered the race so I figured I could, at minimum, go and hassle him for not winning. We met up with his wife and sister-in-law and proceeded to the track. It was quite an interesting assortment of runners. Most were from the School of Computer Science and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Apparently Jake has been running for some time. He won hands down. 9 laps in under 13 minutes. I’m not 100% sure what his official time ended up being but I’ll be sure to update this post when I know.

So anyway, congrats to Jake for winning the Random Distance Run.

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