Over the past nine decades, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Omega Chapter, has demonstrated a rich history of community service and commitment to education. The members continue to value the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – service to all mankind. Xi Omega Chapter, in collaboration with the Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation, Inc. (PIEF), will host the 10th annual Norma E. Boyd 5K Race for Education Sunday, September 25, 2022. This event has raised over $60,000 since 2013 and supports PIEF's initiative to provide college scholarships for District of Columbia high school students.
Norma E. Boyd was a native Washingtonian who spent her 97 years of life dedicated to educational and humanitarian pursuits for children. Ms. Boyd was an incorporator and founding member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She also was a charter member of the Xi Omega Chapter.
Established in 1988, PIEF is a 501(c)(3) organization whose primary mission is to provide scholarships to deserving and exemplary college-bound high school seniors and continuing college students in the District of Columbia. PIEF is comprised of college-educated, professional women – community volunteers who are dedicated to serving the needs of District residents.
PIEF serves as the fundraising arm of its sister organization, Xi Omega Chapter, the oldest and largest graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. established in Washington, DC. In addition to annually awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships with PIEF, Xi Omega also provides an array of service programs that focus on educational enrichment, health and wellness, family strengthening, environmental ownership, and global impact. PIEF is the primary funder of Xi Omega's service programs through community grants, and often partners with Xi Omega in promoting and executing these programs.
The Norma E. Boyd 5K Race for Education packet pickup will be available the morning of the race. All participants must pick up their packets prior to the race start between 7:15 a.m. and 8:00 am.
Virtual Health and Wellness Expo:
Attend the virtual Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, September 24, 2022 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST The Health and Wellness Expo will connect you to resources and services that will help you be and stay well anytime and anywhere.
The Health and Wellness Expo registration is included with the Norma E. Boyd 5K Race for Education registration or participants can attend the Expo for $30. Instructions on how to access the Zoom brea kout rooms, switch rooms and return to the Main room will be provided to all participants on Friday, September 23, 2022.
Event details and schedule
Race Start: 8:00 am
Registration $35 thru July 31
Registration $40 August 1 - August 31
Registration $45 September 1 - September 23 (5:00pm)
Late Registration $50 September 23 - September 25
Race Day Parking:
Please use Colorado Ave (from 16 th St) to park at Grove 24/ Tennis Center. There will be several street closings: Beach Drive is closed to traffic on weekends south of Joyce Rd & Ross Dr. Stage Rd is closed to traffic on race morning. Morrow Rd will close to traffic at 7:45 on race morning.
Still want to participate in the race but can't make it? Sign up for the
Virtual Run/Walk option.
What is a virtual race? A virtual race is a race that can be ran/walked
at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or
participate in another race. You can run/walk your race at your pace
wherever you like.
Here is how our Virtual Run/Walk works:
1) Participants register for the Virtual 5K.
2) Please share your results, experience and photos on Facebook at Pearl and Ivy
Educational Foundation Event page. Your results will NOT be recorded as official results, nor will you be eligible for age group awards or rankings.
3) This virtual run/walk is staged completely on the honor system. By
registering, we assume you will complete the mileage required.
Thank you for participating in our virtual run/walk - it is very much
If you have any questions regarding the race please contact Capital Sprints at Info@CapitalSprints.net.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Omega Chapter does not offer refunds, rollovers, credits or transfers at anytime. All registrations are final.