Welcome to the 9th annual Rick's Run

October 10 2021

The Hybrid Solution!


We are very hopeful that we will be able to hold a safe in-person race in 2021, with some adjustments and accommodations to ensure the safety of our runners and volunteers.  We're also offering a virtual option for participants who are unable to run with us on race day, or who are more comfortable with the "Run Anywhere" approach.

Runners will be able to transfer between the virtual and in-person events as we all see how the situation develops in the coming months. If the in-person race is canceled due to continued COVID concerns (which is unlikely), we will provide the option to defer to 2022, or transfer to virtual.


Rest assured that we are developing detailed COVID safety plans upfront, so that we are able to define the appropriate approach as race day draws near.

Stay tuned for updates!

ALL the proceeds go to the  FSRC Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Five Events - Five Ways to Challenge Yourself


Run with us at

Greenbrier State Park

8 Hour Ultra Challenge

Who We Help

Net proceeds from the Rick O'Donnell 5.22 Mile Trail Run and Ultra Challenge benefit the Frederick Steeplechasers Memorial Scholarship Fund. 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.  The Frederick Steeplechasers have awarded $36,500 in scholarships to 24 recipients since 2016. To learn more, visit our FSRC Memorial Scholarship page.

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.  The Steeplechasers donate net proceeds of their four "Signature Races" to the community. In 2020 FSRC raised over $51,000 for local charitable causes through our virtual response to racing during the COVID-19 crisis.

© 2021 by Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club

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