3rd Annual Boise, ID Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k

Boise, ID 83706

Running > 1 mile, 5k

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Event Description

The 3rd Annual Boise, ID Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018.  All proceeds benefit the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc (UOAA) charity, a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible. (https://www.ostomy.org/)

Boise mom, Megan Herrett, contacted the United Ostomy Associations of America about bringing this event to Boise, Idaho. Her 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 13th for this fun, inspiring, and empowering 5k event!

Event details and schedule:

Friday, October 12:
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 13:
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


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 footbridge (where the river rafters get out), turns right/heads east on the Greenbelt down to the turnaround point just before the Broadway Bridge. Head back to the Old Timer's Shelter for your finish!

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.

Pre-race Packet Pickup at Shu's Idaho Running Company, 1758 W. State St., Boise, ID 83702 on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 2:00-6:00 p.m.


Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and top 3 female overall finishers, age group, 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 20th.


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


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 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

> The Top Fundraising Team will also be awarded a ‘Special’ Prize!


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


UOAA supports, empowers and advocates for the estimated 725,000 to 1 Million people who are living with an ostomy or continent diversion across the country. Your generous donation helps us to raise awareness of this life-saving surgery and continue our mission of promoting their quality of life. You can easily donate to this Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K by clicking ‘DONATE’ at the top of this page, or mail a check to UOAA, PO Box 525, Kennebunk, ME  04043., and put in the Memo Line – “Donate to (City) Run for Resilience”

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