Run For Resilience Ostomy 5K

Date(s) - 12 Oct 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ann Morrison Park


The 4th Annual Boise, ID Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019.  All proceeds benefit the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc (UOAA) charity, a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible. (

This annual event was started by Boise mom, Megan Herrett. Megan contacted United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) 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 12th for this fun, inspiring, and empowering Timed Run/Walk 5k event!

Automatically be entered into a drawing for TWO TICKETS TO BOISE STATE vs NEW MEXICO FOOTBALL GAME if you sign up for early bird registration.  Early bird registration is now through SEPTEMBER 13th!  The drawing will be held the day of the race.

Event details and schedule:

Friday, October 11:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pre-Race Packet Pickup information to be announced shortly.

Saturday, October 12:
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

Please note if you are registering for the event after September 13th or on the race-day, registration increases to $33 for the 5k and $12 for the kids’ mile.

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!  SCROLL DOWN FOR ROUTE MAP!

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 information to be announced shortly.


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:


A unisex or female v-neck size Race T-Shirt and race bib are included with your registration fee. To ensure you receive the T-Shirt size you ordered, please register by Friday, September 13th. We will do our best to provide you with the T-Shirt size you ordered or a similar size, however, this is not guaranteed after September 13th.


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 $200 or more will receive a distinctive RFR 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


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


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”