Run For Resilience Ostomy 5k

The 2020 Events are Going Virtual and Coming to You! Join us on Ostomy Awareness Day Saturday, October 3, 2020 wherever you live.

Celebrate Ostomy Awareness Day on October 3, 2020 with the Worldwide Virtual Ostomy 5k or support a local virtual event near you and help us spread the message that “Ostomies Are Life-Savers!” The Ostomy 5k events are key fundraisers to support the programs and services of United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA)

Run, Walk or Roll in your own neighborhood or park (or inside on a treadmill) in support of ostomy awareness. Ask your family, friends or support group to join or donate to your own virtual team.

Worldwide Virtual Walk/Run 

Register for this Virtual Event if you don’t have a local virtual event in the states listed below. 

RACE BIB UPDATE! To ensure that you receive your race Bib, please register by Monday, September 21st at 11:59 p.m. EST, otherwise your Bib will be emailed to you (includes registrations received by 11am EST on October 2nd).

T-SHIRT REGISTRATION ENDS ON SEPT. 21st!  To ensure you will receive a T-Shirt by October 3rd, please register no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st. Participants who register after September 21st will not receive a T-Shirt as with the current weather-related conditions in parts of the country, UOAA wants to ensure all participants receive their package prior to October 3rd.  (Please note the T-Shirt size you ordered is no longer guaranteed.)

Shirts and bibs can only be shipped to addresses in the USA. Registrants outside the USA, please contact UOAA on shipping options. Additional donations are appreciated to help offset costs. Bib numbers can be emailed worldwide.

Worldwide Virtual 5k Event

Alabama

Arizona

Idaho

North Carolina

Michigan

Pennsylvania

Washington (Vancouver)

Gather your family and friends to have a great time, and to Run for Resilience! To ensure that you receive your race Bib, please register by Thursday, September 24th at 11:59 p.m. EST, otherwise your Bib will be emailed to you (on registrations received by 11am EST on October 2nd).

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SEPT. 21st! 

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. To ensure you will receive a T-Shirt by October 3rd, please register no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on THURSDAY, SEPT. 21st. Registration closes after this date. (Please note the T-Shirt size you ordered is no longer guaranteed.)

Shirts and bibs can only be shipped to addresses in the USA. Registrants outside the USA, please contact UOAA on shipping options. Additional donations are appreciated to help offset costs. Bib numbers can be emailed worldwide.

We know how much the ostomy community looks forward to getting together to raise awareness and celebrate Ostomy Awareness Day. However, since we’re unsure of what’s ahead with COVID-19 leading into the Fall, UOAA and our dedicated Race Directors have decided it is better to create a safe and social distancing environment to celebrate and spread the message that “Ostomies Are Life-Savers”. Therefore, our local Ostomy 5k events across the country will be held Virtually within their communities rather than in-person this year.

What does that mean for you, your family and friends?  With your registration for your local Virtual Run/Walk, you will receive a unique 10th Anniversary Ostomy Awareness Day Race T-Shirt. We encourage you to wear it at your favorite place to run, walk or roll in your community while raising awareness. Or, if you feel more comfortable staying at home, hop on your treadmill or take a stroll through your neighborhood.

As this is a critical fundraising event for our nonprofit organization, we encourage you to start a Personal or Team Fundraiser when you register, and ask your family and friends to join you to help support UOAA and our mission.

All events benefit United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. ostomy.org

Goals:

  •  Raise funds for the UOAA cause of ostomy awareness, education and support
  • Increase awareness about ostomy and continent diversion surgery in the US and abroad
  •   Encourage positive dialogue
  •   Generate excitement and hope
  •   Encourage those who have had ostomy or continent diversion surgery to get involved in events and organizations that make a difference in their lives