Message from the PNAAF 5K Chair

PNAAF/PNAA 5K Virtual Walk, 2022  " A Year of Fitness, Wellness and Change"


On behalf of our 2022 PNAAF/PNAA 5K Team for our 3rd Virtual 5K Walk/Run, I cordially invite you to join our fundraising initiatives on our 43rd National Convention scheduled on July, 2022 hosted by PNA New York.

The Annual PNAAF/PNAA 5K walk , a non-profit professional organization in an effort to raise funds that would help meet the mission of both organization to financially support our Leadership Institute, Education, Research, Scholarships,  Humanitarian, Community Services and promotes nursing excellence.  This is also an opportunity for the Filipino-American nurses to challenge their physical fitness.

For the last 3 years of Chairing this special event, due to uncertainty things are tough, folks are struggling, we grieve the lost of our front liners , family members, friends, and love ones, 2021 still feels drastically different. However, the challenges and uncertainty of our situation has brought forth some unity and all these changes and sacrifices made each one of us closer. Let’s give gratitude to all our front liners for risking their lives taking care of our love ones.

Every year, a day has always been dedicated to a 5K event during the National Convention and every year we ask for the support and generosity of our members, families, friends, relatives to support our 5K campaign. Our goal this year is to raise $60,000.00. Our 5K team extends our gratitude for your continued support, participation, and generosity as always. We thank you in advance for all the help you can afford and wishing you all that “ New Year, 2022 brings us tremendous joy and good luck that takes all of us to a newer heights of success.”

Thank you from my heart, Your PNAAF/PNAA 5K Walk Chair (2019-2022)

Vilma D. Ortiz. MSN, RN

2021-2023 PNAAF Treasurer

2019-2021 PNAAF Asst. Treasurer

2017-2019 PNAAF Board of Trustees

2016-2018 PNAMSEF President

2010-2012 PNASF President
2010-2011 SCR COPRR

 PNAAF 5K Regional Donations

Coming Soon


 5K Training Tips

Doing a 5K run can add a new level of challenge and interest to your exercise program. A 5K run is 3.1 miles. Don’t be daunted by the distance. A 5K run is a great distance for a beginner. You can prepare for a 5K run in just two months.

Consider using this seven-week 5K run training schedule as your guide. This 5K run training schedule was created by Olympian Jeff Galloway. It’s tailored for beginners or anyone who wants to complete a 5K race. You don’t have to use this training schedule only for a 5K run. You can also adapt it for a 5K walk.

This 5K training schedule incorporates a mix of running, walking and resting. This combination helps reduce the risk of injury, stress and fatigue while boosting your enjoyment of physical activity. Remember, you can run or walk slowly to help your body adjust to this 5K training schedule.

Under this 5K run training schedule, you’ll spend a portion of your time walking. For instance, during week one on run/walk days, you’ll run for 15 seconds and then walk for 45 seconds, repeating that cycle for 30 minutes.

As the weeks progress, you’ll gradually increase the amount of time running and reduce the amount of time walking. If you’re adapting the training for a 5K walk, then you always walk, even on run/walk days.

One day a week, which is Friday on this 5K schedule, is a day of rest from exercise, giving your muscles time to recover. On Sunday, you can either take a second day of rest, or you can enjoy a walk at your choice of distance. On this 5K run training schedule, race day falls on Saturday of your seventh week.


  1. The Virtual walk/run will end  July 25, 2021. Reports must be submitted before July 25, 2021.

  2. Venue: Anywhere.. participant’s choice.

  3. Time..anytime participants decide to walk/run

  4. Participants will receive t-shirt and medals before the virtual race.

  5. Regional and PNAAF/PNAA goals as it was before.

  6. Virtual awarding of winners are scheduled on xxx, 2022.

  7. The awards are:

  • Regions who reached their goals entitled for a trophy.

  • First FIVE participants who registered will receive  (5) extra shirts (gold shirt)

  • First Chapter who endorsed their regional and t-shirt goals, be awarded with extra gold shirts to all executive members. *Sponsored by Ted

  • First RVP who registered first will receive a Gold shirt.

  • All T- shirts sponsor names will be printed on the back of shirt by regions or corporate.


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