Durham, NC Event


 The 4rd Annual Durham, NC Ostomy 5k will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

2017 Race Results

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

Fundraising Encouraged

2017 Event Location, Schedule and Times – Durham, NC


Grassy knoll in front of HHGregg at 8160 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham, NC 27713


  • 7:00 a.m. Registration
  • 8:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk
  • 9:15 a.m. Kids Fun Run
  • 9:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony
  • Kids Activities throughout the morning


The race will be held near the Southpoint Mall area of Durham. The race will take participants on the scenic American Tobacco Trail (ATT) over the new I-40 bridge extension.  The out-and-back course will start and finish at the parking lot outside of HHGregg, located off of Renaissance Parkway in Durham, NC.  The turn-around will be on the ATT, just behind the Kroger.  This 5K course is flat except for one uphill section on the ATT just south of the I-40 bridge.  This course is certified by USATF and is a timed race.

See the new RFR 5k 2017 Course Map


Parking will be available at the parking lot off of Renaissance Parkway.


Prizes for the top three overall female/male winners, age group winners, top three female/male stroller runners, and top three ostomate runners.


Tech T-shirts will be included with your registration fee.  We have both unisex and female cut options.


The WannaWearOne Ostomy AWEARness 5k will be a family friendly event including kids’ activities during the event and a stroller division.  Specific Kids activities include: 50-meter dash, Face Painting, Cornhole, Coloring


Are you traveling a distance to join us?  We will have a block of rooms available at a discounted rate of $99 at the Courtyard Marriott in the Durham Research Triangle Park 301 Residence Inn Boulevard, Durham, NC 27713 (1.919.484-2900) Book soon as it is a popular UNC football weekend!



Race bags will have a variety of race/sponsor promotional items, ostomy education materials, and most importantly an ostomy pouch.  We encourage healthy participants to wear a pouch for the race to improve awareness and empathy for the challenges faced by the ostomate population. How do I apply the Pouch?

  1.  Identify the flattest part of your abdomen.  Do not place the pouch in the middle of a fold or crease.
  2. Remove the backing paper from the wafer adhesive (middle portion)
  3. Apply the pouch to abdomen, making sure the tail is positioned straight down
  4. Remove the remaining backing adhesive strips if applicable
  5. Cover the pouch with your hand for 5 minutes which activates the adhesive and “melts” the wafer onto the skin.

There will be a pouch filling station at the event with substances like applesauce and pudding for more adventurous participants. This will give an even more authentic pouch-wearing experience.  Let’s support our ostomates and wear a pouch for the WWO 5k race!  


If you are interested in sponsoring the race, please contact us at 5kregistration@ostomy.org!


You can register to fundraise, start or join a fundraising team, set a goal, and begin raising money in support of United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA).  You can also search for other participants and donate toward their goals.

Click Here to Start Raising Funds for a Great Cause.

We will be having an incentivized fundraising challenge for those individuals who raise over $250. Those who raise $250+ will receive a limited edition t-shirt.  Please contact ostomy5kdurham@gmail.com for more information!

All proceeds benefit UOAA, and will support UOAA’s work of advocating, empowerment, and education. Fundraising link: https://ostomy.myetap.org/fundraiser/DurhamRunForResilience2017/

15% of the proceeds from this event will be set aside to provide Sandi McBride CARES scholarships to assist individuals in the Raleigh/Durham area who would like to attend UOAA’s National Conference.  UOAA’s Sandi McBride CARES program provides scholarships to people who have had surgery within the year before conference, are attending a National Conference for the first time, and who would be unable to attend without financial support.


Please contact ostomy5kdurham@gmail.com with questions or for more information


2016 Race Results

Click here to view 2015 Race results!

Click here to view 2014 Race Results!