ABOUT THE 5K
When we look at the health of our Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) community in Utah-- heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and most importantly infant mortality are among the top health disparities.
The Pacific Health 5K is a way to remind our NHPI community members to stay active and to have fun doing it as a family or with friends. We help raise awareness on important health issues, promote healthy lifestyles, and build healthy communities one step at a time.
Thank you to all our participants, sponsors, and donors that made our 2021 5K event possible! Please join us for our 2022 5K event next summer!
We can always use more helping hands! If you are interested in volunteering for this event, we need you. Please contact our Pacific Health 5K organizer, Laneta Fitisemanu at Laneta@upihc.org
PROCEEDS HELP OUR PACIFIC ISLANDER FAMILIES
Each year, all proceeds from the event are donated to two deserving families from the Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander community that are currently experiencing extenuating health issues and need assistance with medical care and/or living expenses that were nominated by the community.
Meet our 2019 recipients, Agnes Lomu and Chris Lock. Thank you to all our participants for their contributions and commitment to health!