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8th Annual Meridian, ID Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k - NEW LOCATION!

Sun October 6, 2024 Meridian, ID 83642 US Directions
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Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k - Individual

$24 12:00PM MDT - 3:00PM MDT T-Shirt Size Not Guaranteed after September 6th!
Open to ages 8 - 99.
Registration NOW OPEN!

Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k - Ostomate

$24 12:00PM MDT - 3:00PM MDT T-Shirt Size Not Guaranteed after September 6th
Open to ages 8 - 99.

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The Julius M. Kleiner Park, Shelter A
1900 N. Records Ave
Meridian, ID US 83642


The 8th Annual Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2024, in celebration of Ostomy Awareness Day. We are excited to announce a NEW LOCATION for 2024. Join us at the beautiful Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park in Meridian, Idaho. All proceeds benefit the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc (UOAA) charity, a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible. (

  • Packet pick-up will be from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon
  • The run will start at Noon
  • Sponsors and vendors will be onsite from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM 

Take advantage of the 'Early Bird' Registration Fee of $24.00, which includes a unisex adult T-Shirt and Bib. You'll also be guaranteed the T-Shirt size you order. After September 6th, the Registration Fee will increase by $5.00 and T-Shirt sizes are no longer guaranteed. 


This 5k Fun Run will be held at the Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, Shelter A at 1900 N Records Ave in Meridian. 

The exact route map will be included in your registration packets and posted in the registration area.

The Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park is a 58-acre regional park established in 2012. The park was a gift to the City of Meridian in honor of the man who once farmed the land on which the park is now located. The park includes many amenities such as an Amphitheatre, Basketball, Bike Racks, Bocce Ball, Community Garden and Pollinator Garden, Concession Stand, Drinking Fountains, a Labyrinth, Public Art, Playgrounds, Stocked Fishing Ponds and an Accessible Fishing Dock, Restrooms, and many more! 


There is ample free parking available.




Prizes will be awarded to the top Male and top Female, the top Male and Female Ostomates. 


Race registration bags will have typical race/sponsor promotional items, ostomy education materials, and most importantly an ostomy pouch provided by our sponsors. 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.


Once you’ve registered you have the option to CREATE a new RACE GROUP/TEAM or to JOIN one that’s already been established. This is a great way to get others in your community to Register to Participate in the Run and compete against each other. Invite family, friends, co-workers to Register, pick to be on your Race Group/Team (or start their own), order their T-Shirt & Bib and celebrate the day with you! (Please note this is NOT a Team Fundraiser. To set up a Personal or Team Fundraiser, please go to the DONATE button.)

Raise $100 or more and your Registration Fee will be refunded!

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 DONATE button 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.


♦Fundraising Level - Empower: $200+ in fundraising individually or as a Team Captain. 
♦Fundraising award: TBD
Fundraising Level - Champion: $400+ in fundraising individually or as a Team Captain
♦Fundraising award: TBD

The Champion level fundraisers will also receive the Empower level fundraising award.


If you are interested in sponsoring the Race, please contact Carrie Flaherty at


United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that 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 to continue our mission of promoting their quality of life through information, support, advocacy and collaboration. To make a Donation or start a Fundraising Team, please click on the "DONATE" Button at the top of this page.

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