ICE COLD Virtual 5K

Sat March 20 - Sat March 27, 2021 Wilmington, NC 28409 US RaceJoy Ready

Virtual 5K

$50 Registration Includes T-shirt and Donation to ICY Academy

The gentlemen of the Gamma Kappa Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in Wilmington, NC invite you to the ICE COLD Virtual 5K to support the  Alpha I.C.Y Academy.   The mission of the Alpha ICY Academy is to inspire young black males to enhance their academic and leadership skills while promoting personal growth, cultural awareness, and community engagement. 

Run anytime and anywhere between Saturday March 20 - Saturday March 27.  

Your registration includes: 

*Ice Cold Virtual 5K Tee shirt

*Donation to the ICY Academy

*Live Leaderboard for bragging rights

*Race Bib (downloadable)

*Finisher Photo


RUNNING IS MORE FUN WITH FRIENDS!!!  During registration we encourage you to either join a team or start a team!


ICY Academy

THE WHY we are doing the ICY Virtual 5K 

The gentlemen of the Gamma Kappa Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in Wilmington, NC are pleased to announce the inaugural year of their Young Men’s Teen Mentoring Academy.  Alpha I.C.Y Academy – Intelligent Cultured Youth is a mentoring and leadership development program aimed  to inspire young black males to enhance their academic and leadership skills while promoting personal growth, cultural awareness, and community engagement.

Our local program is an integral part of the National Programs of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. which was founded at Cornell University in 1906.  Alpha Phi Alpha develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence while providing service and advocacy for our communities.  Your partnership to help us identify participants who will benefit, contribute and ultimately grow from our program is vital and valued.

We are seeking high school men in grades 9-12 to participate in a yearlong program of our virtual academy.  The academy will consist of activities and programs that focus on the growth of academy participants in areas such as: Scholarship, cultural awareness, community engagement, leadership development, health and wellness, civic engagement and mentorship.  


Questions or inquiries should be directed to

How does a Virtual 5K Work?

1. When and Where is the 5K (3.1 miles)? 

Run a 5K anytime and anywhere between March 20 and March 27. 

2. Do I have to run? 

NO!  Run, Walk, Skip, OR Shuffle.  Just cover 3.1 miles anyway you would like.

3. How do I know I have completed 3.1 miles? 

We have three options for you:

*If you have a fitness tracker that shows mileage that is perfectly fine to use.

*Download the RaceJoy App and carry your cell phone with you.  Hit START when you start    moving and the RaceJoy App will send you ques at mile 1, 2, 3 and the finish.  Your time will auto sync right to the results.

*Check out the MAP section of our website for some suggested 5K courses throughout Wilmington, NC.   

4. UPLOAD your Results and a Photo

When you finish your 5K Upload your Results and Photos.  Uploading your results and photos will take about 1 minute when you finish your 5K.  Just check the FAQ section for quick and easy uploading instructions.

5. Are there awards?  

We have the BEST awards ever for the ICY 5K.  The one award everyone wants the most...BRAGGING RIGHTS!  We will have an individual leader board and a team leaderboard so you can see where you stack up!  

6. Can I run multiple times and submit my best time! 

Absolutely if you are competing for Bragging Rights...find a group of runners to pace you, run downhill with the wind at your back!  All fair game!  The only rule..submit an accurate time.  We are not your mother or your 2nd grade teacher - we are on the honor system here. 

7. Can I stack my team with Super FAST runners to take the leaderboard for the Fastest Team? 

We hope you do! 

8. OK! OK!  I have no plans to Run...I am taking a nice easy 3.1 Sunday Stroll.  Do I have to submit my results?  

YES!  Show your support for the event by submitting your results.  You can record that you finished without recording a time. 

9. How do I get my finisher photo? 

Just upload your post 5K photo we will add the race logo and have it ready for you to download in just a couple of minutes. 


How to Submit Results and other FAQs

Q: How do I submit my virtual results?

A: Click HERE for a step-by-step instructions.

Q: Can I create or join a team after I have registered?

A: Yes. Click HERE for details

Q: I  entered my results incorrectly.  How do I edit?

A: We’ll forgive you this time, but don’t let it happen again. You better click HERE to find out how to fix it before we change our mind.

Q: How do I get my digital race bib?

A: Love collecting race bibs as much as we do? Well you’re in luck, we even have them for our virtual races. Follow the steps HERE to get yours.

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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 ICE COLD Virtual 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.
View RaceJoy How-To

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