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Join the Worldwide Run For Resilience Virtual Ostomy 5k at Your Favorite Place to Walk/Run/Roll this Ostomy Awareness Day: October 3, 2020

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If you are interested in participating in the Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k but don’t have a local virtual event near you (ID, NC, PA, MI, AZ, AL) sign-up for this worldwide community event taking place on October 3, 2020! Don’t want to run/walk? You can still support ostomates by clicking here

RACE BIB UPDATE! To ensure that you receive your race Bib, please register by Monday, September 21st at 11:59 p.m. EST, otherwise your Bib will be emailed to you (includes registrations received by 11am EST on October 2nd).

T-SHIRT REGISTRATION ENDS ON SEPT. 21st!  To ensure you will receive a T-Shirt by October 3rd, please register no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st. Participants who register after September 21st will not receive a T-Shirt as with the current weather-related conditions in parts of the country, UOAA wants to ensure all participants receive their package prior to October 3rd.  (Please note the T-Shirt size you ordered is no longer guaranteed.)

Shirts and bibs can only be shipped to addresses in the USA. Registrants outside the USA, please contact UOAA on shipping options. Additional donations are appreciated to help offset costs. Bib numbers can be emailed worldwide.


♦  Run, walk or roll a 5k (3.1 miles) route of your choice near you.  Ask your family and friends to join you, and create your own mini-event.  You can even run/walk on a treadmill!

♦ Take pictures of yourself doing your virtual race and email them to us or tag us on Facebook or Instagram.

♦  Promote ostomy awareness and education to your family, friends and community on Ostomy Awareness Day. Post your experience to both UOAA’s Facebook page and the Run For Resilience Facebook page!

♦  Hashtag your photos #RunforResilience and we may repost on Twitter or Instagram.

♦  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 at the top of this page. 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.

  • Create a fundraising page or team and raise money ostomy awareness, advocacy and support.  Proceeds will go to UOAA.
  • Take pictures of yourself doing your virtual race and tag us on Facebook or e-mail them to us at!  Photos will be posted on the  website and the Ostomy 5k Facebook page after the run.
  • Hashtag your photos #RunforResilience or #IAmResilient and we may repost on Twitter or Instagram. Promote ostomy awareness and education to your family, friends and community during Ostomy Awareness Day.  Post your experience to the Ostomy 5k Facebook page.
  • Don’t run or walk but want to get involved with Ostomy Awareness Day? No problem visit to write a proclamation request or a letter to the editor, contact lawmakers, join the fun on social media, and much, much more.

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