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1st Annual Downers Grove, IL Ostomy 5k Fun Run

Sat October 5, 2024 Downers Grove, IL 60515 US Directions
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New Location in 2024 - Registration NOW OPEN!

1st Annual Downers Grove, IL Ostomy 5k Fun Run (OPEN)

$24 10:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after September 6, 2024 at 12:00am CDT
New Location in 2024 - Registration NOW OPEN!

1st Annual Downers Grove, IL Ostomy 5k Fun Run - Ostomate

$24 10:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after September 6, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
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$0 7:00AM CDT - 2:00PM CDT Registration ends October 3, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

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Byram Healthcare
3010 Woodcreek Drive, Suite A
Downers Grove, IL US 60515


Join us for the 1st Annual Downers Grove, IL Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, October 5, 2024 in celebration of Ostomy Awareness Day. All proceeds benefit the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA), a 501(c)(3) organization.  Donations are tax deductible (

For the past six years, the Ostomy Support Group of DuPage County has hosted their own Run for Resilience 5k walk and run, as well as Ostomy Awareness Day events. This year, we have decided to make this an official event. Please join us and UOAA to celebrate 7 years of Ostomy Awareness and Support in Downers Grove, IL. 

NOTE: To ensure everyone is safe and comfortable running, walking or rolling on the run course, we are capping the number of participants at 100 this year. 

  • 9:00 am to 9:45 am Same day registration and packet pick-up
  • 10:00 am 5k Run/Walk/Roll STARTS
  • 11:30 am Awards Ceremony

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


This fun run/walk/roll will be held on an approximately one-mile looped course from the Byram Healthcare building on Woodcreek Drive.  The route will proceed along Birchwood Place to Lacey Rd to Woodcreek Drive and back to the Byram building.  Course maps are available online and will be posted at the registration desk.


> Friday, October 4, 2024 Pick up will be from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Byram Healthcare

> Saturday, October 5, 2024 before the start of the run, between 9:00 am and 9:45 am at Byram Healthcare


There is ample free parking at the Byram Healthcare office. 


To be announced 


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 $125 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 Barbara Tischler at or Bret Cromer 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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