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Rally for McNally 5K

The OLSH Rally for McNally is an annual event that supports the Michael McNally Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides much-needed tuition assistance to OLSH students, helping to put a quality Catholic education within the reach of those who might otherwise not be able to afford it.

In December 2010 Michael McNally '07 was severely injured when struck from behind by a driver while riding his bike on the campus of St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. The past several years have been unbelievably challenging for Michael and his family as he makes a prolonged and painstaking recovery. Those who have followed his recovery, however, will tell you that Michael is one of the most inspiring individuals they’ve encountered. Michael was an outstanding Cross Country and Track athlete at OLSH, thus a 5K to support the scholarship in his name is fitting.

Previous Events
 
2019 OLSH Rally for McNally 5K
Saturday, June 15, 2019
 
OLSH families and community members came together on the morning of June 15th to participate in the 4th Annual OLSH Rally for McNally 5K. Keeping with tradition, the race course took runners on a tour of our beautiful school grounds. People were given the option to run the full length of the 5K, walk 1 mile, or partake in the Kids Fun Run around the AAC parking lot. People (and dogs!) of all ages came out to celebrate with us! Thank you to all who offeredRunners take off at starting line their support of this cause!
 
Top 3 finishers overall:
Justin Kocur, age 17, with a time of 18:53.9
Tyler Anderson, age 17, with a time of 20:12.6
Aidan Wrabley '19, age 18, with a time of 20:35.3 
 
Click here for a list of full race results!

 

The participants in the 2018 Rally for McNally 5K race before the start

2018 OLSH Rally for McNally 5K, 1 Mile Walk, and Kids Fun Run

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, OLSH's campus was filled with runners and walkers of all ages for the annual Rally for McNally Endowed Scholarship 5K. The event, which featured a 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and new this year, a 1/2 mile kids fun fun, brought together alumni from a variety of decades, alumni parents, current OLSH students and parents, and other community friends. The event raised $4,500 for the Michael McNally Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was awarded for the first time this year to an incoming OLSH freshman who has experienced a life-changing personal or family challenge or hardship and has demonstrated perseverance and courage to overcome, and/or an acceptance of their circumstances with faith, hope, and love.
This year's 5K overall winners were Mark Grogan '07 with a time of 15:38.28 and Mary Narvett, a 12 year old who currently attends Blessed Seelos Academy, finished with a time of 24:05.30.
 
The children participating in the OLSH Rally for McNally Kids Fun Run start their race
A highlight of the event was the Kids Fun Run. Children ages 3-8 were invited to participate in a 1/2 mile run. Other participants lined the way to the finish line to cheer on the children as they finished the race.

The event was sponsored by Rohrich Automotive Group, Ohio Valley Hospital, Pierogies Plus, First Steps Pediatrics, Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Robert Waruszewski '07 and family, and Tootsie's Diner. Special thanks to the committee - Jordan Hinds '02, Nicholas Michalenko '07, Katie Purcell '02, and Bob Waruszewski '07 and to OLSH cross country and track & field coaches Jim Hamilton and Andy Shirlow and members and parents from their teams for volunteering at the event. 
 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 
 
Jordan Hinds '02
 
Rally for McNally Endowed Scholarship 5K Committee

Jordan Hinds '02, Chair
Nicholas Michalenko '07
Christina Wolbert '07
Katie Purcell '02