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 the cause 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.
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.
Fundraising is strongly encouraged, start a team or fundraiser or donate when you register.
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
3rd Annual 5k in Boise, Idaho 10/13/18
3rd Annual 5k in Birmingham, Alabama 10/6/18
2nd Annual 5k in Mesa, Arizona 10/6/18
2nd Annual 5k Tennessee: 10/6/18
Inaugural 5k in Harrison Township, Michigan, 10/6/18
Inaugural 5k in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 10/6/18
3rd Annual 5k Fun Run in Portland, Oregon 10/6/18
Inaugural 5k in Pennsauken, New Jersey 10/6/18
- 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