2016 Run For Resilience Ostomy 5k

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  •   3rd Annual Ostomy 5k in Durham, NC, October 1, 2016
  •   2nd Annual Ostomy 5k in Portland, OR, October 15, 2016
  • Inaugural 5k in Boise, Idaho, October 8, 2016
  • Inaugural 5k in Birmingham, AL, October 8, 2016
  • Inaugural 5k in London, England – date TBA
  •   Participants across the United States (and possibly the world) in the 3rd Annual Virtual 5k
  • More locations possible!

The North Carolina 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 London fun runs will offer family-friendly activities, incentivized fundraising, and an opportunity for people to gather to mark Ostomy Awareness Day.
Goals:

  •   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