2018 Run For Resilience Ostomy 5k


Support Ostomy Awareness and run/walk or attend a Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k near you. You can also do a Virtual Run in your favorite place to walk or run! Click on the event page to register or see the links below.

Events in 2018 are:

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

Virtual 5k – Anywhere USA

Oct. 13, 2018   Boise, ID  

The North Carolina, Michigan, 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 Pennsylvania, Alabama, 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 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: October 6, 2018 

Durham Registration

3rd Annual 5k in Boise, Idaho October 13, 2018

Boise Registration

3rd Annual 5k in Birmingham, Alabama October 6, 2018

Birmingham Registration

2nd Annual 5k in Mesa, Arizona: October 6, 2018

Arizona Registration 

2nd Annual 5k Tennessee: October 2018

Nashville Registration 

3rd Annual 5k Fun Run in Portland, Oregon: 


  •   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

Living Life After Ostomy Surgery – Ostomy 5k.org promotion