FSRC Memorial Scholarship


Please click the Donate button below if you’d like to donate directly to the FSRC Memorial Scholarship fund.


The application period is currently closed for 2017. Scholarship applications are currently being reviewed.

Family members of FSRC officers, directors, and members of the scholarship selection committee are disqualified from applying for or receiving scholarships.


The Rick O’Donnell 5.22 Mile Trail Run and Ultra-Challenge was started in 2013 in memory of Rick O’Donnell, Steeplechaser member, friend, devoted husband and father who lost his battle with Bile Duct cancer in the spring of 2013.

In 2015, we lost Larry Key, another friend and beloved Steeplechaser.  Larry died of a heart attack while out on a run.

Rick and Larry embodied the true spirit of what it means to be a runner and a friend.

In 2016, we decided to initiate the FSRC Memorial Scholarship, dedicated to their memory.  Net proceeds from the annual Rick’s Run are used to fund the scholarship, awarded to Frederick-area high school seniors who, like Rick and Larry,  have made a difference in the running community.

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