2019 Run For Resilience Ostomy 5k


Celebrate ostomy awareness 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.

Tentative Events in 2019 : More information TBA

Confirmed Events!

Sept. 29 *Birmingham, AL

Oct. 5 *Vancouver, WA  * Mesa, AZ  *Harrison Township, MI

Oct. 12, 2019  *Boise, ID  *Nashville, TN

Tentative Events

 Cincinnati, OH*  Durham, NC  *  E. Stroudsburg, PA  * Birmingham, AL   *Pennsauken, NJ*  * Stuart’s Draft, VA

Virtual 5k – Anywhere USA or the World!

Check an individual run/walk to see if it is timed/certified 5k or a fun run. Events 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 5, 2019. 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.

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


2019 Registration and confirmation of dates TBA

 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