WannaWearOne Ostomy AWEARness 5K


Event Date

Sat, Oct 4, 2014


Durham, NC

About This Activity

The 1st Annual WannaWearOne Ostomy AWEARness 5k held on National Ostomy Awareness day on October 4, 2014 will educate, support, and raise community awareness about people living with ostomy pouches (ostomates) including urostomy, ileostomy, ureterostomy, and colostomy.  All proceeds benefit the United Ostomy Associtation of America, Inc (UOAA) charity, a 501(c)(3) organization, so sponsorships and donations are tax deductible. (https://www.ostomy.org/)
The race will be held in the South Point area of Durham on the scenic American Tobacco Trail (ATT) over the new I-40 bridge.  The out-and-back course will start and finish at the parking lot outside of Omega Sports, located off of Renaissance Parkway in Durham, NC.  The turn-around will be on the ATT just before the intersection of Dunhill Road.  This 5K course is flat except for one uphill section on the ATT just south of the I-40 bridge.  This 5K course will be certified by the USATF.

Omega Sports will furnish prizes for top three overall female/male winners, age group winners, top three female/male stroller runners, and top three ostomate runners.  
Tech T-shirts will be included with registration if registered before the deadline.  More details to come.
Race bags will have typical race/sponsor promotional items, ostomy education materials, and most importantly an ostomy pouch.  We encourage healthy participants to put on the pouch for the race to improve awareness and empathy for the challenges faced by the ostomate population.  There will be a pouch filling station at the event with substances like pudding  for more adventurous participants to get an even more authentic pouch-wearing experience.
The WannaWearOne Ostomy AWEARness 5k will be a family friendly event including kids' activities during the event and a stroller division.  Specific Kids activities include:
-100m Fun Run
-Face Painting
-Bubble Station
-Sidewalk Chalk
If you are interested in sponsoring the race, please fill out a sponsorship form:  (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1ITqx6rzpzkNUZuZFBrWnBCN28/edit?usp=sharing).
We will be having an incentivized fundraising challenge with prizes for different levels of fundraising.  To participate, sign up for a Razoo fundraising account by clicking on the green button at the following link:  (www.razoo.com/story/new?subject=United-Ostomy-Associations-Of-America-3).  General donations direct to the UOAA on behalf of the WannaWearOne Ostomy AWEARness 5K are also welcome at this site: (www.razoo.com/story/Wannawearone-Ostomy-Awearness-5k).  
There will be a silent auction tent set up during the event where many wonderful donated products, gifts, and items will be available to bid upon with all proceeds benefiting the UOAA for Ostomy support and awareness.  Bidding ends promptly at 9:30am after the race and winners must be present in person at that time to claim their item.  Please contact WannaWearOne@gmail.com if interested in contributing.  Personal checks and cash are accepted.
Packet Pick Up
Packet pick up will occur on Friday, October 3rd from 5pm to 8pm at Omega Sports or from 7am to 8am on race day at the registration tent.  
A volunteer signup sheet for the event is available here (www.volunteersignup.org/KRL34).  For specific questions contact WannaWearOne@gmail.com
Parking will be available at the Omega Sports parking lot off of Renaissance Parkway.
For more information contact WannaWearOne@gmail.com

Thanks Everyone!  Let's all show our support for ostomates and have a great time running and raising money for the UOAA


Event details and schedule


Event                                Start Time

Registration                 7:00AM

5K Run/Walk                8:00AM

Kids Fun Run                9:15AM

Awards Ceremony          9:30AM

Kids Activities               Throughout the morning 


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