Norma E. Boyd 5K Race for Education Description
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 virtually Sunday, September 19, 2021 - Saturday, September 25, 2021. 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 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.
Virtual Health and Wellness Expo:
Attend the Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, September 18, 2021 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Health and Wellness Expo will connect you to resources and services that will help you be and stay well anytime and anywhere.
There will be five breakout rooms that participants can choose from during the Health and Wellness Expo. Featuring: Music/Raffle, Mental health, Dynamic Stretching, Healthy Cooking, Zumba, and Yoga & Meditation (45 minute interactive workshops)
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 breakout rooms, switch rooms and return to the Main room will be provided to all participants on Friday, September 17, 2021.
Run or walk for bling Sunday, September 19, 2021 - Saturday, September 25, 2021 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) All participants will receive a commemorative medal by October 1, 2021.
2) Please share your results, experience and photos on Facebook at Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation Event page #NEB5K. Your results will NOT be recorded as official results.
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!
Registration $35 thru July 31
Registration $40 August 1 - August 31
Registration $45 September 1 - September 17
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.
- Location: Washington, DC 20011
- Race Date: 2021/09/19 10:00:00 AM (Sunday)
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