Durham, NC

2019 Results

The 6th Annual Durham, NC Ostomy 5k was Saturday, October 12, 2019.

Thank you to all who supported our 2019 Event.

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

2019 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
  • 9:00 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 17th. You may purchase additional race shirts for $10 each.

Packet Pick-up

Packet Pickup will be Friday, Oct. 5th from 4:30pm-6:30pm at Bull City Running 202 W North Carolina 54 #109, Durham, NC 27713 and on race day at the start/finish area from 7am-8am.


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


Book your group rate for Ostomy 5k Durham

Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham Southpoint for 114 USD per night.

  • Start Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • End Date: Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Last Day to Book: Monday, September 9, 2019


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!  


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.


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

Route Sponsor

Local Supporters


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

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.


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!