Boise, ID

The next Boise Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k is on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.

All proceeds benefit the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc (UOAA) charity, a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.

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Ann Morrison Park – Old Timer’s Shelter
Boise, ID US 83706


The 5k race will start and end at the Old Timer’s Shelter in Ann Morrison Park. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the shelter. This is a flat, fast, OUT AND BACK course along Boise’s beautiful Greenbelt. The course begins at the Old Timer’s Shelter, heads west on the Greenbelt, crosses the Boise River over the Ann Morrison Bridge (where the river rafters get out), turns right/heads east on the Greenbelt down to the turnaround point just before the Broadway Bridge.

The one mile kids’ course is an out and back course beginning at the Old Timer’s Shelter. The course heads west on the Greenbelt, turns around just before the Americana Bridge, and heads back to the Old Timer’s Shelter.

Event  schedule:

Friday, October 11:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pre-Race Packet Pickup at Shu’s Idaho Running Company, 1758 W. State St., Boise, ID 83702

Saturday, October 12:
8:00 a.m. – Onsite Registration & Packet Pickup
9:00 a.m. Kids’ 1 mile run
9:30 a.m. – 5k Start Time
11:00 a.m. – Awards Ceremony

Please note if you are registering for the event after September 13th or on the race-day, registration increases to $33 for the 5k and $12 for the kids’ mile.


Pre-race Packet Pickup at Shu’s Idaho Running Company, 1758 W. State St., Boise, ID 83702 on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 2:00-6:00 p.m.


Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and top 3 female overalll finishers, as well as to the top male and female ostomates.

Age Categories:


Tech T-shirts will be included with registration if registered before the deadline. Race shirts will be either unisex or female v-neck cut. You are guaranteed a race shirt if you register by September 17th. You may purchase additional race shirts for $10 each.


Race registration bags will have typical race/sponsor promotional items, ostomy education materials, and most importantly an ostomy pouch. We encourage non-ostomate participants to put on the pouch for the race to improve awareness and empathy for the challenges faced by people living with ostomies.


The Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k will be a family friendly event including kids’ activities during the event.  Specific kids’ activities include:

– 1 mile Fun Run with prize

– Face Painting


If you are interested in sponsoring the race, please contact us at or!

Local Supporter Sponsor


In-kind Sponsors

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Fundraising is an important aspect of our Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K. Funds raised help UOAA continue to provide resources, educational materials, advocacy and support to the ostomy and continent diversion community.

We invite you to set up your own Personal or Team Fundraiser when registering to participate in the event/ You can create a unique Fundraiser Name and URL address, personalize your fundraising message, and direct your friends and family to your page to join your team or sponsor you in your fundraising goal.


Your commitment to fund raise and support the ostomy and continent diversion community is no small endeavor, and we appreciate your dedication and hard work.

> “Empower” Fundraisers who raise $200 or more will receive a distinctive Run For Resilience Cell Phone PopSocket

> “Champion” Fundraisers who raise $400 or more will receive a Blue Rolling Insulated Cooler Bag with “Ostomies Are Life-Savers” Life Ring Logo


Founded by Boise mom, Megan Herrett whose passion for ostomy awareness was born from a personal connection – both of her young children had their ostomies placed when they were infants. Megan and her husband, Matt, have worked with their children to help them feel comfortable with their difference – after all, their ostomies saved their lives! But they quickly realized that working with their children was only one piece of the puzzle. Megan and Matt are passionate about bringing awareness to the larger community, and ensuring that everyone who has – or who may have – ostomy surgery – knows that there is support available as they discover their resilience and adjust to their “new normal” life.

Join us on Saturday, October 12th for this fun, inspiring, and empowering 5k event!



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