Rick's Run honors the memory of beloved FSRC runners, including Rick O' Donnell, Larry Key, and John Godinet. These runners embody the traits we most admire: character, perseverance, kindness, and a profound joy in sharing their love of running.
The event would not be possible without our awesome volunteer crew. If you're not running on race day, we'd love to have you join in the fun as a volunteer.
Who We Help
Net proceeds from the Rick O'Donnell 5 Mile Trail Run and Ultra Challenge benefit the Frederick Steeplechasers Memorial Scholarship Fund. The race raised $7,001 for the scholarship fund in 2023.
Scholarships are awarded in the spring 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 $60,000 in scholarships to 36 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 2023 FSRC raised over $65,000 for local charitable causes through our four Signature Races.