2018 Run For Resilience Ostomy 5k

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Celebrate World Ostomy Day and run/walk/roll or support the Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k near you. You can also do a Virtual Run in your favorite place to walk or run! Don’t want to run? No problem click on an event near you or our worldwide event, to donate to UOAA’s mission of ostomy awareness, education and support. Cheer on the resilience of the ostomy and continent diversion community. Click on the location’s event page to register or see the links below.

2018 Race results are posted on the location pages as we get them. 

Events in 2018 are:

World Ostomy Day- Saturday, October 6, 2018

Oct. 6, 2018   Durham, NC  *  E. Stroudsburg, PA  *  Mesa/Phoenix, AZ * Birmingham, AL  * Harrison Township, MI * Nashville, TN *Pennsauken, NJ* Portland, OR* 

Virtual 5k – Anywhere USA or the World!

Oct. 13, 2018   Boise, ID  

The North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Tennessee and Idaho events will include a timed race on a certified course and will draw avid runners seeking a great event.  These races will feature a DJ, kids’ activities, incentivized fundraising, an ostomate division, and awards.  The Alabama, Oregon, and Arizona fun runs will offer family-friendly activities, incentivized fundraising, and an opportunity for people to gather to celebrate ostomy awareness.

The Virtual Ostomy 5k is Saturday, October 6, 2018. Celebrate Ostomy Awareness Day with your own 5k (3.1 miles) at your favorite place to run or walk! You can even run/walk on a treadmill. Organize your family, friends or support group into a team to join you on your virtual run/walk.

Click Here to Sign-Up for the Worldwide Virtual 5k Run/Walk

Fundraising is strongly encouraged, start a team or fundraiser or donate when you register.

Click Here to Donate to Ostomy Awareness

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

 5th Annual 5k in Durham, North Carolina: 10/6/18

Durham Registration

3rd Annual 5k in Boise, Idaho 10/13/18

Boise Registration

3rd Annual 5k in Birmingham, Alabama 10/6/18

Birmingham Registration

2nd Annual 5k in Mesa, Arizona 10/6/18

Arizona Registration 

2nd Annual 5k Tennessee: 10/6/18

Nashville Registration 

Inaugural 5k in Harrison Township, Michigan, 10/6/18

Michigan Registration

Inaugural 5k in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 10/6/18

Pennsylvania Registration 

3rd Annual 5k Fun Run in Portland, Oregon 10/6/18

Oregon Registration

Inaugural 5k in Pennsauken, New Jersey 10/6/18

New Jersey Registration


  •  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