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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.

Register today for the 4th Annual OLSH Rally for McNally 5K, One Mile Walk, and Kids Fun Run!
Saturday, June 15, 2019
9:00 a.m.
5K & One Mile Walk:
Registration: $20 if registered before June 15th.
                       $25 if registered on June 15th.
Fee includes a dri-fit t-shirt, race bib, timing, and refreshments.
The course will begin at the OLSH AAC and weave through the campus.
Awards will be given for the top three male & female finishers in each age group and overall.
Age groups: 12 & under; 13-14; 15-16; 17-18; 19-24; 25-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 & over.
Race packets may be picked up on the day of the race, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the OLSH AAC.
The race will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Kids Fun Run:
Children ages 8 and under are invited to participate in a Kids Fun Run, beginning at 9:45 a.m.
Length of the course will vary based on age group (3-4, 5-6, 7-8).
All participants will receive a t-shirt, medal, and snack.
Registration: $10
*Race will take place regardless of weather, unless conditions are unsafe for participants.*
Please contact Phoebe Kristek at pkristek@olsh.org or (412) 424-4610 with any questions.
Click here to register online.
If you would like to pay by cash or check, you may download the registration form below and return it to OLSH with payment.
You may also download a sponsorship form if you or your business are interested in sponsoring the race.

Previous Events

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.
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. 

2017 OLSH Rally for McNally Endowed Alumni Scholarship 5K

Runners and walkers of all ages came to OLSH on Saturday for the annual Rally for McNally Endowed Scholarship 5K! The event raised dollars for the McNally Endowed Scholarship Fund, an endowed scholarship that was established in honor of 2007 OLSH graduate Michael McNally. Michael was hit from behind while riding his bike while in college and has spent the last several years recovering from his traumatic brain injury. He is an inspiring young man who was involved with OLSH Cross Country as a student. This is the second year for the event, and thanks to the generosity of an alumni family, all dollars raised at this year's event were matched! This year, with the match, the event raised over $10,200! This total will allow the scholarship to be fully endowed, with its first distribution for the 2018-2019 school year. Alumni, current students and parents, former coaches, and friends came together to honor Michael.

Event committee chair Jordan Hinds '02 thanks sponsors Rohrich Automotive Group, Ohio Valley Hospital, and Pierogies Plus for their generosity. Top runner for the males was 15-year old Lukas Dunaway, and top runner for the females was Katie Purcell '02. Thanks to all who supported the event, especially the Moon Township Police and the OLSH cross country and track coaches and teams!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Rally for McNally Endowed Scholarship 5K Committee

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