Upendo is a Swahili word that means Love.

Our desire is to fulfill humanity’s greatest commandment of loving one another through serving, giving and connecting.

Our goal is to remedy immediate challenges facing orphans and vulnerable children in Nakuru, Kenya with a hope of extending our outreach to other parts of Kenya & Sub-Saharan Africa.

The overarching issues plaguing the area are hunger, juvenile homelessness, teenage pregnancies, lack of medical care and lack of educational opportunities.


Ist Annual Upendo 5K Run/Walk
All proceeds from the 5K/Fun Run will go toward the Upendo Library & Resource Center. Our goal is to install electricity (Solar Panels), and purchase Data Bundles(wi-fi) for the Library & Resource Center. Please bring gently used kids clothing and shoes, kids books, used laptops and tablets, we will be shipping to the children’s home in Kenya this November.

October 30, 2021
10 AM – 1 PM

NEWARK, DE 19702

This is a Family Friendly Event, Free Food, Raffle prizes and fun activities for kids.

Register for the First Annual Upendo Fun Run, Registration Fee is $30 for ages 8+, kids 0-7 are free. Paid Registration includes a Free T-Shirt.

I acknowledge that my participation in the Fun Fun Run and Walk involves a risk of injury, including bodily injury, and assume the risk for the same. On my own behalf and on behalf of my heirs and legal representatives and to the fullest extent permitted by law, I hereby release and discharge Upendo United Foundation and their respective directors, officers, employees, affiliates, members, agents and representatives, of and from any and all liability for injury, death, or damages and/or any other claims, demands, losses or damages, incurred by me in connection with any aspect of the 5k Fun Run and Walk. I acknowledge that my participation in the 5K Fun Run and Walk is completely voluntary. I understand that my decision to participate, or not participate, is completely voluntary.

Your total amount is : 30.00 (Currency: USD)

Glasgow park map

Please Park near the Dog Park or the Tennis Courts to gain easy access to the Start/Finish line.

We’re looking for volunteers who can assist the participants, hand out medals, water and help with food. Volunteers are encouraged to invite family and friends to participate. Fill out our volunteer form or call us at (302) 510 2049.

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Shane Pezick