2017 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.

Thanks to everyone who ran, walked or rolled and supported the 2017 events. Check back for updates on the 5ks planned for 2018!

Durham Race Results

Events in 2017 were:

Oct. 7, 2017  Durham, NC  *  Cookeville, TN  *  Mesa/Phoenix AZ (fun run) * Team Poconos Walk  

Oct. 14, 2017    Boise, ID  * Portland, OR  (fun run) *  Birmingham, AL (fun run)

The North Carolina, 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 Oregon, 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 7, 2017. 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 Register

Fundraising encouraged support or start a fundraiser today!

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

 4th Annual 5k in Durham, North Carolina: October 7, 2017 

Durham Registration

2nd Annual 5k in Boise, Idaho October 14, 2017

Boise Registration

Inaugural 5k in Mesa, Arizona: October 7, 2017

Arizona Registration

Inaugural 5k in Cookeville, Tennessee: October 7, 2017 

Cookeville Registration

3rd Annual 5k Fun Run in Portland, Oregon: October 14, 2017

Portland Registration

2nd Annual 5k in Birmingham, Alabama October 14, 2017

Birmingham Registration



  •   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