Zeta Tau Alpha Run for Life 5K

Fri April 23 - Sun April 25 Charlottesville, VA 22904 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA US 22904

UPDATE APRIL 14: Due to changing UVA regulations, we are delighted to announce that we will be able to accommodate UVA students, faculty, and staff on our official course on April 24th from 8 am to 1 pm with masks and the appropriate social distancing protocols. After signing up for the race, you will be directed to a SignUp Genius where you can claim your spot.

Zeta Tau Alpha’s chapter at the University of Virginia has hosted our annual Run for Life 5K in Charlottesville, Virginia every year for the past 25 years. Our race benefits the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation to fund scholarships, educational programming, leadership development and our fight against breast cancer, which includes our partnerships with Bright Pink, the NFL and the American Cancer Society and locally, the UVA Breast Care Center. In years past, we have attracted approximately 1000 participants and raised nearly $30,000 for breast cancer each year. This race means so much to our chapter members, UVA, and the Charlottesville community. 

Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in the United States. In order to continue to raise awareness for the significance of this disease, inspire hope for a cure, and maintain our education efforts, we will be hosting our Virtual Edition of our Run for Life 5K from April 23rd-25th, 2021. It is our hope that on these dates, you can use this event to post pictures of you walking, running, or from Run for Life 5K of years past in honor of breast cancer. We also encourage you to use the graphics in this event along with your own photos to post on Facebook or Instagram (tag @zeta_uva). While we may not be able to host our incredible event in person this year, we hope that through these efforts, we can honor the community that has supported our race for years and continue to raise awareness for breast cancer.

We invite you to run the race in your hometown, but if you are a member of the Charlottesville community, our event on RaceJoy has three different routes available within the area. Not in Charlottesville? No problem! Simply upload your times into the app and you will be ranked on the leaderboard.


Once you sign up, be sure to update your status on our event Facebook page. Just like years past, we are continuing our photo contest! Post you and your friends running the 5k in your costume and tag @zeta_uva on Instagram for a chance to win. We can't wait to see you out there!

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Zeta Tau Alpha Run for Life 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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