About Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation
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 its annual Norma E. Boyd 5K Race for Education on Sunday, September 20, 2020. This event has raised over $10,000 since 2013 and supports PIEF’s initiative to provide college scholarships for District of Columbia high school students.
Norma 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 a.m.
Race Location: Hains Point (East Potomac Park), 972 Ohio Dr. SW Washington, DC 20242
Course Description: An out and back closed course that is fast and flat.
Race Start: 8:00 a.m. (Late arrivals will not be permitted on the course!)
This year’s race will follow a wave format with the first wave starting at 8:00 a.m. and subsequent waves going in five minute intervals. Participants will receive their bib number and corresponding wave assignment on Friday, September 18. Please arrive 30 minutes before your wave start time.
Registration $30 thru July 31;
Registration $35 August 1 – August 31;
Registration $40 September 1 – September 17.
Race Day Parking:
There is ample parking in East Potomac Park near the starting line on Ohio Dr.
Still want to participate in the race but can't make it? Sign up for the Virtual Run/Walk option and we'll mail you a medal! Run or walk for bling and support PIEF's Annual Norma E. Boyd 5K Race for Education!
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. All virtual participants will receive a commemorative medal by October 1, 2020.
2) Please share your results, experience and photos on Facebook at Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation Event page #NEB5K or #AKAXO5K. 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 appreciated!
COVID-19 Race Update:
The Norma E. Boyd 5K Race for Education is planned for live and virtual participation on September 20, 2020.
In the event live participation is not advised by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and/or local government, all live participants will automatically be transferred to a virtual participant. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Omega Chapter does not offer refunds, rollovers, credits or transfers for this event. All registrations are final.
Runners or walkers will complete 3.1 miles outside or indoors on a treadmill between September 20-27, 2020. Proof of completion is not required. All virtual participants will receive a commemorative medal by October 1, 2020 via USPS.
If you have any questions regarding the race please contact Jennifer Coleman at (202) 903-6268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Omega Chapter does not offer refunds, rollovers, credits or transfers for this event. All registrations are final.
I love doing this race for a great cause.
I love doing this race for a great cause.