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6th Annual Nashville, TN Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K

Sat October 5, 2024 Nashville, TN 37206 US Directions
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Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k - Individual (Open)

$32 10:00AM CDT - 11:30AM CDT T-Shirt Size Not Guaranteed after 9/06/2024!
Open to ages 6 - 99.
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Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k - Ostomate

$32 10:00AM CDT - 11:30AM CDT T-Shirt Size Not Guaranteed after 9/06/2024!
Open to ages 6 - 99.
Registration NOW OPEN!

Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k - 1 Mile Children's Fun Run

$17.50 10:00AM CDT - 11:30AM CDT T-Shirt Size Not Guaranteed after 9/06/2024!
We love our volunteers!


$0 7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
12 spots left.

Volunteer before, during or after the run!
Open to ages 6 - 99.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Shelby Bottoms
Shelby Avenue & S. 20th Avenue
Nashville, TN US 37206


The 6th Annual Nashville, TN Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2024 in celebration of Ostomy Awareness Day. All proceeds benefit the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc (UOAA) charity, a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible. (


Volunteer Check-in & Vendor/Sponsor Set-up: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM 
Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-up: 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM 
Run Start: 11:00 AM 
Awards Ceremony: 12:00 Noon (or until the final finisher crosses the finish line)



Take advantage of the 'Early Bird' Registration Fee of $32.00 for the open 5k and $17.50 for the Kid's 50-Meter Dash which includes a unisex adult or youth size T-Shirt and Bib. You'll also be guaranteed the T-Shirt size you order. After September 6th the Registration Fee will increase to $37.00/$20.00 and T-Shirt sizes are no longer guaranteed. 


This 5k Timed Run and 1 mile Children's Fun Run will be held at Shelby Bottoms located at Shelby Avenue & S. 20th Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee. With over 336 acres of land, Shelby Bottoms is a large urban park located approximately three miles east of downtown Nashville along the Cumberland River. The park includes playgrounds, a dog park, baseball fields, two golf courses, and a community center. The course for this 5K begins at the Riverview Shelter, loops around Sevier Lake and extends into Shelby Bottoms Greenway. 

The exact route map will be included in your registration packets. This course is timed, so Go For It! Professional race day timing services are provided by Bald Eagle Multi Sport events. There will be awards and medals following the run. 


There is ample free parking for up to 1,000 cars and free admission to Shelby Park and Shelby Park Community Center.


Pre-race Packet Pick-up location to be determined. Sign-up will be available at Packet Pick-up and the morning of the Run 1/2 hour before the start of the run.

Please note the Registration Fee to register during the packet-pick-up times above is $37.00 for Adults and $22.50 for Children.


Prizes will be awarded to the top Male and top Female Overall Finishers, top M/F in each age group, as well as to the top Male and Female Ostomates. - This could change for each event as well.

Age Categories:  










Race registration bags will have typical race/sponsor promotional items, ostomy education materials, and most importantly an ostomy pouch provided by one or more of our sponsors. We encourage non-ostomate participants to put on a 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 $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.


Your commitment to fundraise and support the ostomy and continent diversion community is no small endeavor, and we appreciate your dedication and hard work.

♦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. 

We have some very special additional prizes to recognize the TOP OVERALL fundraisers for the 2024 Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k series across all of the events, in-person and virtual! 


If you are interested in sponsoring the Race, please contact Deborah Nelson at or Teresa Samuels 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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