The 5th Annual Durham, NC Ostomy 5k will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
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, start a team or raise donations today.
2018 Event Location, Schedule and Times – Durham, NC
Grassy knoll in front of HHGregg at 8160 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham, NC 27713
EVENT START TIME
- 7:00 a.m. Registration
- 8:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk
- 9:00 a.m. Kids Fun Run
- 9:15 a.m. Awards Ceremony
- Kids Activities and bidding at the silent auction 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 on the grassy knoll next to the ATT located off of Renaissance Parkway in Durham, NC. The turn-around will be on the ATT, just before where the trail crosses Dunhill Drive. This 5K course is flat except for one uphill section on the ATT just south of the I-40 bridge. This course is a USATF certified timed race.
Ample parking is located at the Renaissance Village shops off of Renaissance Parkway at 8160 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham, NC 27713
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 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 20th. You may purchase additional race shirts for $10 each.
Packet pickup will be held at a TBD location on Friday, October 5, 2018 and day-of packet pickup will be from 7am-8am on October 6th at the race site at 8160 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham, NC 27713.
The 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
TBA: Are you traveling a distance to join us? We will have a block of rooms available at a discounted rate at the Courtyard Marriott in the Durham Research Triangle Park 301 Residence Inn Boulevard, Durham, NC 27713
OPTIONAL OSTOMY POUCH
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?
- Identify the flattest part of your abdomen. Do not place the pouch in the middle of a fold or crease.
- Remove the backing paper from the wafer adhesive (middle portion)
- Apply the pouch to abdomen, making sure the tail is positioned straight down
- Remove the remaining backing adhesive strips if applicable
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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, or through our DONATION link. 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 fundraise and support the ostomy and continent diversion community is no small endeavor, and we appreciate your dedication and hard work.
- “Empower” Fundraisers who raise $150 or more will receive a unique and limited T-shirt.
- “Champion” Fundraisers who raise $250 more will receive a distinctive, adjustable Visor.
All proceeds benefit UOAA, and will support UOAA’s work of advocating, empowerment, and education.
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.
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