Phi Eta Sigma Virtual 5K

Sun October 16 - Fri March 31 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 US


Now an annual event after a successful opening year, The Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society's Virtual $5K has the goal of raising $10,000 for literacy programs, in tandem with other fundraising efforts rooted in our national convention in Birmingham, Alabama.

When and where can I walk or run the race?

Any time between Oct. 16 and Nov. 30, and wherever you are. Just make sure to give yourself some time to drum up some interest, book donations, and monetary contributions before you go on your walk or run.

How do I collect donations?

The easiest way is to use the personalized link you are given when you register as a racer. You can send that link to anyone interested in donating to the cause or sponsoring your run per each of the five kilometers. (If you have trouble with your personalized link, you can always send them to this link, where they can donate and search for a participant to tag.) You can collect donations physically (in cash) if you prefer, with those funds needing to go to your chapter's advisor or to the national headquarters.

If you're collecting books, you can do so however you see fit. Those books can either be contributed to your chapter's overall effort, or if you're using the books to count toward your $100 raised for a Member of Distinction status qualification, they can be sent to the national office for verification. You can contact the national office at for more information on that process.

How can I donate?

If you'd like to donate to a specific runner, they have a personalized link they can send you. You can also hit the Donate button in the top right corner of this page to make a general donation.

Do I have to post my time?

No — we're raising money for a good cause, not qualifying for the Olympic trials. That being said, if you're proud of your time, post it!

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