Message from the PNAAF 5K Chair

PNAAF/PNAA 5K Virtual Walk, 2021 " A Year of Fitness, Wellness and Change"


On behalf of our 2021 PNAAF/PNAA 5K Team for our 2nd Virtual 5K Walk/Run, I Welcome you to join us for our fundraising initiative on our 42nd PNAA National Convention on July 21-25, 2021 hosted by PNA New England this year. For the last 2 years of charing this special event, due to the Pandemic things are tough, folks are struggling, unemployment rates are too high, but most of all we grieve the lost many of our frontliners, family members, relatives, friends and love ones, 2021 feels drastically different. However, the challenges and uncertainty of our current situation has brought forth some unity and all these changes and sacrifices made each one of us closer, Our frontliners are our heroes who sacrifice and risk  their lives taking care of our patients. 

Every year, a day has always been dedicated to a 5K event and all through the years we ask for the support of our members, families, friends, relatives to support our Philipppine Nurses Association of America (PNAA/ PNAAF) to fund our projects in the future such as our Leadership Institute, Heal the Nurse campaign, Humanitarian services, Education, Research, etc. Our goal this year is to raise $50,000.00. We thank you in advance for your continued support and wishing the "New Year brings us tremendous joy and good luck that takes all of us to a newer heights of success". 

Your 2021 PNAAF/PNAA 5K Walk Chairman,

Vilma D. Ortiz. MSN, RN
2019-2021 PNAAF Asst. Treasurer
2017-2019 PNAAF Board of Trustees
2016-2018 PNAMSEF President
2010-2012 PNASF President

 PNAAF 5K Regional Donations

Updated as of August 20, 2021.


  1. Number of Walkers/Runners per region
  2. Number of Ghost Runners/Walkers per region
  3. Number of Corporate and T-shirt Sponsors per region



  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 July 25, 2021.

  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.


 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.

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