Boise, ID Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k

Boise, ID 83706

Running > 1 mile, 5k

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The 2nd Annual Boise, ID Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  All proceeds benefit the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc (UOAA) charity, a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible. (

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 14th for this fun, inspiring, and empowering 5k event!

Event details and schedule:

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 course along Boise's beautiful Greenbelt.  The course begins at the Old Timer's Shelter, heads west on the Greebelt, crosses the Boise River over the Americana Bridge sidewalk, drops back down onto the Greenbelt heading east, continues past the Julia Davis Park Band Shell, continues straight on the Greenbelt toward the tennis courts, heads left to loop around the tennis courts, crosses Friendship Bridge, takes a right and continues west on the Greenbelt back to the Old Timer's Shelter.

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 13, 2017 from 2:00-6:00 p.m.



Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and top 3 female overalll finishers, 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 22nd.


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


If you are interested in sponsoring the race, please contact us at!


We will be having an incentivized fundraising challenge for those individuals who raise over $250. Those who raise $250+ will receive a custom t-shirt.  Please visit for more information!

FUNDRAISING SITE: Boise, ID Fundraiser

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