Zeta Tau Alpha Run for Life 5K

Sat April 22, 2023 Charlottesville, VA 22903 US Directions RaceJoy Ready


Madison Bowl Field
Charlottesville, VA US 22903


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 27 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 this year's race at Madison Bowl (adjacent to UVA Grounds, located between Rugby Rd and Madison Ln). 

If you're not able to make it in person we invite you to run the race in your hometown using the RaceJoy App. Simply upload your times into the app and you will be ranked on the leaderboard.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

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.
View RaceJoy How-To

What's Included In My Registration fee?

Participants will receive the Run for Life 5k 2023 t-shirt, a race bib (if you're running in person), and snacks and waters at the race. Come dressed in your best costume for a chance to win big!

Race Website

Learn more about the longstanding Run for Life 5k at our website: https://zta5k2023.splashthat.com

Race Route

Race Itinerary

Check-in will begin at 8:30am on Mad Bowl Field on April 22nd. We will be giving out race packets and all necessary materials at check-in the morning of. **IMPORTANT: please have your registration QR code (as found in your registration confirmation email from RunSignup) open on your phone so that we can scan it and easily check you in:

Our program will begin at 9:15am, so make sure you have arrived by then! We are aiming for the mass start to be around 10am.

Here's a look at the race day schedule:
8:30am: Check-in
9:15am: Programming starts
10:00am: Mass Start
11:15am: Prize announcement and distribution
11:30am: Music, pie a Zeta, hot dogs and burgers, and more!


Click above for the results of the 2023 race!


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