The 18th International Conference on

RANDOM STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS

Gniezno, 7-11 August, 2017
Random Run

Random Run

is a run for a random distance, which is a sum of the outcomes of two dice being tossed. Random experiment: independent sequential tossing of two dice.

Rules:

There are two dice. Before the start one die is tossed and the runners run a number of laps indicated. Meanwhile the second die is tossed and all runners continue to run an additional number of laps being announced. The number of laps in the second round is shown when the leading runners are finishing their last lap of the first round. To avoid any confusion, each runner will be assigned a starting number and a coach. Your coach will make sure that you have ran the appropriate number of laps by telling you the number of laps to go every time you pass him. You will get to know your coach before the run.

Age Groups

On popular demand, we introduce three age categories within both male and female runners: Open, Masters (40 years old and older, i.e. born on or before August 9, 1977) and Seniors (60 years old and older, i.e., born on or before August 9, 1957). Please, bring your birth certificate or other proof of age; otherwise, your age will be judged by your appearance. If you are eligible for more than one category, you will have to pick one after the race (but before the award ceremony).

Results:

  • July 28 2015 (Pittsburgh)
  • August 8, 2013 (Poznań)
  • May 27, 2011 (Atlanta)
  • August 4, 2009 (Poznań)
  • May 29, 2007 (Tel Aviv)
  • August 2, 2005 (Poznań)
  • August 10, 2003 (Poznań)
  • History of the Random Run

    Conference Year Winning triple Distance in laps Remarks
    1983 1. Geoff Grimmett
    2. Karl Weber
    3. Zbigniew Lonc
    4. Andrzej Ruciński (AR)
    ?+?
    1985 1. Geoff Grimmett
    2. Krzysztof Nowicki
    3. Svante Janson
    ?+? AR absent
    1987 1. AR
    2. Bernd Voigt
    3. Karl Weber
    ?+?
    1989 1. Geoff Grimmett (GG)
    2. AR
    3. Luc Devroye
    ?+? 1+6 Shown in the movie "N is a number"
    1991 1. Ronald Meester
    2. AR
    3. ??????.
    ?+? GG absent ever since
    1993 1. AR
    2. Hal Kierstead
    3. Glen Hulbert
    ?+?
    1995 1. Tom Fowler (Student)
    2. AR
    3. Ehud Friedgut
    3+3 (Atlanta: First time women admitted.)
    1. Edyta Szymańska(ESz)
    2. Karen Singer
    1997 1. AR
    2. Mark Kayle
    3. Mike Steel
    3+5 1. ESz
    2. Joanna Polcyn
    3. Magdalena Szymkowiak
    1999 1. Johan Jonasson
    2. AR
    3. Pontus Andersson
    6+3 1. ESz
    2. Catherine Greenhill
    3. Agnieszka Figaj
    2001 1. Pontus Andersson
    2. AR
    3. Benjamin Doerr
    1+3 1. ESz
    2. Ola Jaworska
    3. Marysia Jaworska
    2003 1. Nils Hebbinghaus (St)
    2. AR
    3. Oleg Pikhurko
    1+3 1. Claudia Rieck (St)
    2. ESz
    3. Ola Jaworska
    2005 1. Dominik Zalewski (St)
    2. Oleg Pikhurko
    3. AR
    5+1 1. Stefanie Gerke
    2. Malwina Luczak
    3. ESz
    2007 1. Tom Coker (St)
    2. AR
    3. Milos Stojakovic
    2+3 1. ESz
    2. Julia Böttcher
    3. Ronitt Rubinfeld
    2009 1. Tom Coker (St)
    2. Peter Allen (St, in AR's shoes)
    3. Paul Smith (St)
    4. Nikolaos Fountoulakis
    5. AR (1st middle-ager)
    3+6 1. Malwina Luczak
    2. Marysia Jaworska (Highschool)
    3. ESz
    2011 1. Cyril Roberto
    2. Wojciech Samotij
    3. Dieter Mitsche
    7. AR (1st middle-ager)
    4+3 1. Linda Farczadi
    2. Sylwia Antoniuk
    3. Veronika Kraus
    2013 1. Istvan Kolossvary
    2. Wojciech Samotij
    3. Philipp Sprüssel
    8. AR (1st middle-ager)
    57. Alan Frieze (1st senior)
    6+2 1. Malwina Luczak
    2. Sylwia Antoniuk
    3. Małgorzata Sułkowska
    2015 1. Pedro Vieira
    2. Philip Sprussel
    3. Christoph Koch
    6. AR (1st middle-ager)
    39. Colin McDiarmid (1st senior)
    2+6 1. Amanda Lohss
    2. Sylwia Antoniuk
    3. Sarka Petrickova

    Please, help us to reconstruct the history!