Kingsport, TN Ostomy 5k

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Oct 3, 2015


Kingsport, TN

About This Activity

IMPORTANT UPDATE 10/1/15:  We have made the difficult decision to cancel this Saturday's 5k race in Kingsport due to expected weather conditions. This race is heavily dependent on volunteer and police support to block off numerous downtown streets, and with many inches of rain expected overnight on Friday continuing into the race start time, we are expecting extremely adverse conditions for all involved.

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The 1st Annual Kingsport, TN WannaWearOne Ostomy 5k will be held on World Ostomy Day on Saturday, October 3, 2015.  All proceeds benefit the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc (UOAA) charity, a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible. (

Event details and schedule

RACE COURSE:  The event will start and end in the parking lot behind HMG Outpatient Center on Ravine Road. Most of the route is flat although there is a slight incline at the beginning on Gibson Mill Road. The route heads toward downtown Kingsport through residential neighborhoods to Church Circle, and back toward Ravine Road via up Clinchfield Street, ending back at HMG Outpatient Center.

This 5K course is flat except for incline at the beginning. This 5K course is certified by the USATF.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup:  Friday, October 2, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports, 1880 N Eastman Rd #205, Kingsport, TN 37664


Winners will receive gift cards to Fleet Feet Sports.  Overall Winners (top male & female runners):
1st Place - $40 gift card
2nd Place - $25 gift card
3rd Place - $15 gift card

Top male & female runner in each age group will receive $10 gift cards:

$10 gift cards will also be awarded to the top male and female finishers in the stroller division and to the top male and female ostomates


Tech T-shirts will be included with registration if registered before the deadline. Race shirts will be either unisex or female v-neck cut. You are guaranteed a race shirt if you register by September 13th. You may purchase additional race shirts for $10 each.


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 WannaWearOne Ostomy 5k will be a family friendly event including kids' activities during the event and a stroller division. Specific kids' activities include:

-100m Fun Run with prize

-Face Painting


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


We will be having an incentivized fundraising challenge for those individuals who raise over $250. Those who raise $250+ will receive a custom t-shirt.

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