It's almost as fun as running the race!
Welcome to the 8th annual Rick's Run - Sunday, October 11, 2020, 8:30am
NOTE: We are mulling over our options for the 2020 Rick's Run in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We will not be opening registration until we have a clearer picture regarding state/local regulations, permitting, and our assessment of the risk to our runners and volunteers.
The Rick O'Donnell 5.22 Mile Trail Run and 8-hour Ultra Challenge, held in beautiful Greenbrier State Park, Boonsboro, MD, is ideal for your first trail race, timed event or ultra-distance goal.
The 5.22 mile loop starts and finishes along the sandy shores of Greenbrier Lake with 750 feet of climb and descent on each loop. The majority of the course is single track, with about half a mile of pavement per loop. Participants will complete one loop to compete in the 5.22 Mile Trail Run or multiple loops to participate in the Ultra Challenge.
Those who run 6 loops within the time allotted will have met the "Ultra Challenge" and will have earned unlimited bragging rights! Speedsters, 9 loops is the current record, but who will be the first to complete 10 loops? After you've called it a day, hot, clean showers and indoor bathrooms lie just steps from the finish line in one of the prettiest state parks in Maryland! Bring the family to the beach while you're running in the woods-a perfect day for the entire family.
About the Frederick Steeplechasers
The Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club has been supporting runners, hosting races, and volunteering in the Frederick community since 1975. We promote running as a fun and healthy activity, and welcome runners of all ages and abilities.
Who We Help
Net proceeds from the 2019 Rick O'Donnell 5.22 Mile Trail Run and Ultra Challenge will benefit the Frederick Steeplechasers Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to deserving high school seniors who embody the character and integrity of the Steeplechaser members to whom we dedicate this race. To learn more, visit our FSRC Memorial Scholarship page.