Events

Ready, set, go! It’s time to get your walking or running shoes on and plan to participate in UOAA’s 4th Annual Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, October 12, 2019.

The 5k timed race will start and end at the Old Timer’s Shelter in Ann Morrison Park. One of the Ribbon of Jewels, Ann Morrison Park is an urban park located on the Boise River. This is a flat, fast, OUT AND BACK course along Boise’s beautiful Greenbelt. The one mile kids’ course is an out and back course beginning at the Old Timer’s Shelter as well. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the shelter.

This event is held annually to raise awareness of this life-saving surgery, empower those living with an ostomy or continent diversion, and raise funds to support UOAA’s programs and services. We encourage you to invite family (there is a special “Children’s Run/Walk!), friends, co-workers, caregivers and others to join you at this special event to walk, run or just enjoy the family-friendly festivities.

All proceeds benefit the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA), a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this event, sign-up to participate, create or join a fundraising team, and donation options.

Ready, set, go! It’s time to get your walking or running shoes on and plan to participate in UOAA’s 3rd Annual Nashville, TN Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K on Saturday, October 12, 2019.

NEW Location! This timed 5K race and 1 mile Children’s Fun Run will be held at Shelby Park located at Shelby Avenue & S. 20th Avenue in Nashville. With over 336 acres of land, and celebrating its 100th year anniversary, Shelby Park is a large, urban multi-use park along the Cumberland River featuring river views; migratory bird and other wildlife viewing opportunities.

This event is held annually to raise awareness of this life-saving surgery, empower those living with an ostomy or continent diversion, and raise funds to support UOAA’s programs and services. We encourage you to invite your family, friends, co-workers, caregivers and others to join you at this special event to walk, run or just enjoy the family-friendly festivities.

All proceeds benefit the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA), a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this event, sign-up to participate, create or join a fundraising team, and donation options.

Ready, set, go! It’s time to get your walking or running shoes on and plan to participate in UOAA’s 2nd Annual Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k in Harrison Township, Michigan on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This Fun Run/Walk and Certified 5k will be held within Lake St. Clair Metropark at the West Playfield Shelter near the Nature Center, taking participants on the scenic board walk along Lake St. Clair. The flat, out-and-back, 5K course will start and finish near the Nature Center. This is a timed race on a certified course for 5K participants. The Fun run will utilize the same course without a timer.

This event is held annually to raise awareness of this life-saving surgery, empower those living with an ostomy or continent diversion, and raise funds to support UOAA’s programs and services. We encourage you to invite family, friends, co-workers, caregivers and others to join you at this special event to walk, run or just enjoy the family-friendly festivities.

All proceeds benefit the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA), a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this event, sign-up to participate, create or join a fundraising team, and donation options.

Ready, set, go! It’s time to get your walking or running shoes on and plan to participate in UOAA’s 5th Annual Vancouver, WA (formerly Portland, OR) Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

NEW this year, the Fun Run/Walk will take place at Marine Park, located at SE Marine Park Way & Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA.  This 58.3-acre community park is connected to Esther Short and Wintler parks by the Columbia River Renaissance Trail.

This Run/Walk is held annually to raise awareness of this life-saving surgery, empower those living with an ostomy or continent diversion, and raise funds to support UOAA’s programs and services. We encourage you to invite your family, friends, co-workers, caregivers and others to join you at this special event to walk, run or just enjoy the family-friendly festivities.

All proceeds benefit the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA), a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this event, sign-up to participate, create or join a fundraising team, and donation options.

Ready, set, go! It’s time to get your walking or running shoes on and plan to participate in UOAA’s 3rd Annual Arizona Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

This Fun Run/Walk will start at the Dove Ramada at Red Mountain Park in Mesa, where you’ll hear the wonderful sounds of nature and be able to experience the amazing wildlife as you head to the Falcon Ramada. You will then continue on to the Hawk Ramada around the duck pond, heading back to the Dove Ramada for some fun, food and entertainment. This event is a fun run and not a certified 5k race.

This event is held annually to raise awareness of this life-saving surgery, empower those living with an ostomy or continent diversion, and raise funds to support UOAA’s programs and services. We encourage you to invite your family, friends, co-workers, caregivers and others to join you at this special event to walk, run or just enjoy the family-friendly festivities.

All proceeds benefit the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA), a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this event, sign-up to participate, create or join a fundraising team, and donation options.

Join the Nationwide Run For Resilience Virtual Ostomy 5k at Your Favorite Place to Walk/Run/Roll this Ostomy Awareness Day: October 5, 2019

If you are interested in participating in the Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k but are unable to physically attend the live events in AL, AZ, ID, MI, NC, NJ, PA, TN or WA, you can still sign-up and participate in your own virtual 5k walk/run/roll on October 5, 2019 or on a date convenient for you! You can also support the cause by donating or fundraising on behalf of UOAA.

1. CLICK HERE to register for the Virtual Ostomy 5k event!

2. Run, walk or roll a 5k (3.1 miles) route on a track, park or a location of your choice near you! You can even run/walk on a treadmill.

3. There is no cost to participate! Gather your family and friends to have a great time, and to Run for Resilience! To ensure that you receive your free race Bib, please register by Monday, September 30th at 1:00 p.m. EST, otherwise your Bib will be emailed to you.

4. You can order a special Ostomy Awareness Day technical race t-shirt when you sign up for the virtual race.  When registering, choose the option for Virtual Ostomy 5k – Including Technical T-shirt.  The $15.00 fee includes shipping. To receive the T-Shirt size ordered, please register by Friday, September 13th. There is no guarantee you will receive this T-Shirt size chosen after this date. (Shirts and bibs can only be shipped to the USA and Canada) Additional donations are appreciated to help offset costs. Bib numbers can be emailed worldwide.

5. Take pictures of yourself doing your virtual race and tag us on Facebook or e-mail them to us at 5kregistration@ostomy.org! Photos will be posted on the www.ostomy5k.org website and the Ostomy 5k Facebook page after the run.

6. Hashtag your photos #RunforResilience and we may repost on Twitter or Instagram. Promote ostomy awareness and education to your family, friends and community during Ostomy Awareness Day. Post your experience to the Ostomy 5k Facebook page.

7. Create a Fundraising Page or Team and raise money ostomy awareness, advocacy and support. Proceeds will go to UOAA.

8. Don’t run or walk but want to get involved with Ostomy Awareness Day? No problem visit https://www.ostomy.org to write a proclamation request or a letter to the editor, join the fun on social media, and much, much more.

CLICK HERE to learn more to Register, Donate or start a Fundraising Team today!